When Ted King joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Jack Finnegan, it turned out to be the perfect time! “I was fortunate,” the actor confided to Soaps In Depth, “because I got there a couple of weeks after they stopped serious COVID protocols where the actors were not even allowed to be close to one another. So I was immediately able to put my arm around my son, Finn’s, shoulder and have some physical contact to establish the relationship between these two characters. Which would have been really had if we had the intense COVID protocols that they had before where they were literally shooting scenes from across the room.”
According to King, Jack’s relationship with his adopted son is “fantastic. I think Jack has a real respect for how much Finn has accomplished in his life and hopefully, that shows on screen. He just truly, truly loves his son. He’s trying to look out for his son on every level.”
And looking out for Finn is going to be extremely difficult with the upcoming appearance of none other than Sheila Carter, who crashes Steffy and Finn’s big day to reveal that she is the groom’s birth mother! “It’s not your everyday wedding ceremony,” King chuckles of the big, soapy event that leads to the shocking revelation. “We’ll see how it impacts the relationship. I can tell you that Jack is always concerned for his son and always looking out for his son. That much I can tell you.”
B&B fans know what to expect from Sheila, but Jack is a newer character so right now, there’s no way of knowing how well he’ll be able to stand up to the legendary villainess. “I would say he’s pretty unpredictable,” King teases of his new alter ego. “He’s gone through a lot of changes, particularly around the first week. He’s a mysterious dude. We don’t really know a lot about him. He’s definitely full of secrets. A couple million of them. They keep coming out!”
Obviously, with the Finnegan family being rocked to the core, Jack and his wife, Li, will be staying close to their son to deal with the fallout from this particular bombshell. “Or maybe there’s just a lot of dirty diapers!” King joked with a laugh. “They may just need extra hands to help out with the baby. I wish my parents had been around when my kids were born. That would’ve helped a lot!”
Either way, stay tuned to B&B to see what happens next!