‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers finds that star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) says that she hit the books and interviewed people in preparation for her character’s pain pill addiction storyline. Here’s what she has to say.
In a new interview with Soap Opera Digest, the beautiful brunette admits that she did research the opioid crisis and prescription pain addiction for her storyline. She told the publication, “Hearing other people’s stories and learning more about it, I found that this kind of addiction does happen quickly. Initially, in my mind, it was like, ‘Doesn’t this take a year, or at least a few months?’ And it was like, ‘No. This happens very quickly for a lot of people.’”
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Jacqueline also makes it no secret that this storyline has definitely been one of her more difficult ones to play. She said, “It has been extremely challenging in so many ways. Because we do film so quickly, you don’t have that time to go into your trailer and put some music on, put your headphones on and gradually get to that dark place. We don’t have time for that, so you need to bring it right away. In my emotional scenes, if I’m not there and feeling those emotions, I can’t fake it. That’s not in me. I really need to be in the scene.”
The actress also admits that leaving her storyline behind to go home to her family at the end of the day hasn’t always been easy. “When you are dealing with these long, strenuous storylines, yes, it can be emotionally taxing on the body. Yes, it is a lot. But through the years, I’ve learned to get there, and get past it. I know that sounds so actor-y, but I am able to leave it at the end of the day. I’m pretty good at leaving things at the door,” she said.
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