Zende was seriously ticked off that RJ worked with Eric on his line for the fashion face-off on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, and while he understood the decision after learning of Eric’s terminal diagnosis, it still left lingering feelings of jealousy for the young Forrester.
While sparring with RJ, Zende has also found himself drawn to the new Forrester intern, Luna! “I think the knee-jerk reaction is she’s really pretty,” Delon de Metz told Soap Opera Digest of his character’s reaction to RJ’s girlfriend. “That’s number one.
“But Zende also appreciates her work ethic,” the actor continued, “which is antithetical to RJ, who shows up and, because he is this golden child, gets placed into this position and seemingly getting what he wants without any justification. I think her training and upbringing in fashion is closer to what Zende has gone through so he probably sees a little camaraderie there and respects her — as opposed to RJ.”
While the Forrester family is currently focusing on making Eric’s final days as easy as possible for him, might Zende try to pay RJ back by stealing his girl? “There’s a little bit of digging to do there,” de Metz admitted. “I don’t think Zende would go after anyone to go after someone else. But if it’s not so serious a relationship and there seems to be a vibe, I don’t think he would feel that bad about testing the waters.”
So keep watching B&B to see how Zende reestablishes his place in the Forrester hierarchy and if he makes a play for Luna!