Hot on the heels of another one of the “core four” cast members of The Bold and the Beautiful, Ronn Moss (Ridge) exiting the series comes word this afternoon via CBS Soaps In Depth that four-time Daytime Emmy winning actress, Susan Flannery (Stephanie) has decided to depart the series as well!
According to SID, “Flannery has told the powers-that-be of her intention to leave the show. A source tells us the actress has signed a short-term contract with B&B to allow executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell some time to strategize in terms of storyline. A B&B rep confirmed that Flannery recently signed a new contract with the show but stated, “It’s our policy not to comment on the terms of actors’ contracts.”‘
So soapers, what do you think of B&B without Susan Flannery? She has been one of the most heralded actresses in the soap genre for decades and certainly of the last 25 years on the number two CBS soap. Weigh-in!