THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

Tanner Novlan’s Father Couldn’t Watch His Son Get Shot on B&B

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This Father’s Day, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Tanner Novlan (Finn) will be celebrating with wife Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin, B&B) and their two beautiful children, including newborn Jones. He’ll also mark the holiday with his own father, Doug Novlan, who has always supported his son’s endeavors, including heading to Hollywood to break into show business.

“He’s always wanted to do things his own way,” the elder Novlan admitted to Soap Opera Digest. “So I said, ‘Okay, do it.’ You just have to let them go and let them be independent. He always thinks things through and he’s a perfectionist, and I’m like that, too.”

Novlan’s parents tape the show and watch it every day, however, when his character was killed off, that was one episode Dad didn’t see. “I am very superstitious, which comes from sports,” he revealed. “He was very quiet about it. He didn’t tell us because he’s like me, in that you don’t speak until things are finalized. So he kept it a secret.

“At first, he didn’t know if he was coming back, and since I’m superstitious, too, I didn’t watch [Finn’s shooting],” Novlan continued. “I just thought, ‘If I don’t watch this, maybe he might come back,’ so I didn’t watch it when his character got killed… so maybe that actually worked!”

Now that Finn has been revealed to be alive in a shocking plot twist, the folks can once again tune in to watch their son continue telling the tale. “He’s pretty good!” Dad enthuses of his oldest child. “All that dialogue he has to remember? That’s impressive. It wasn’t an easy process at first but he got engaged with the right people and has made a success for himself. I couldn’t be prouder.”

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