Jackson and Leighton Rapo play the role of Thomas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. You may also recognize the boys from their recurring role in season 11 and 12 of Bones!
1. How did Jackson and Leighton get into the business?
I distribute a girls clothing line called Matilda Jane Clothing. A gal I met through a local photographer hosted a trunk show and she invited another mom to the show. This mom and I connected long before I even had Leighton and Jackson. One day when they were about 3 months old she reached out to me and said that her kids agency (she has a daughter and twin boys as well) was looking for twin baby boys. She asked if I would be interested in having her send in their photo and info. I agreed and then about 3 weeks later Osbrink asked to meet and we then started going out on auditions.
2. What was their first day on set like for Bones?
The first day on set for Bones was a day they were shooting an “insert” shot. It was a scene where the baby had to be sleeping in a crib. They still napped 2 times per day then, so I was able to schedule the scene during one of their regular nap times. We were able to get one of boys to sleep, placed him in the crib and then the crew came in with cameras, etc. It was super easy!
3. How did you feel seeing them air on the show for the first time?
It’s super fun to see your children/child on the tv screen! We loved it!
4. What was the experience like working with David?
David kept to himself when we were there during Season 11. In Season 12 he seemed to be directing more, and so we had more interaction with him. He was professional and kind to the boys.
5. What was the best part of filming with Emily?
Emily was so sweet with the boys and really made it a point to “get to know them” before they started their scenes together. She wanted to make sure they were comfortable with her and always shared a book or a toy with them (depending on the prop).
6. How did you feel when you heard the boys booked BB?
We were super excited about them booking B&B! We knew that it would be a recurring role and that’s always a plus in the industry!
7. What was their first day on set like?
Everyone at B&B is amazing! They were so welcoming and it was really fun to be there! Their set teacher is so sweet and really looks out for them. Linsey came in to their dressing room to meet them and chat a bit before they went out. Everyone loved them so it made it a great day!
8. What was their experience like working with Linsey?
She is so sweet and “plays” with them on set in between takes so they are really comfortable around her!
9. How did Jackson and Leighton enjoy working with Pierson?
They love Thomas! He gave them high fives and fist pumps so they think he’s great!
10. Do you have a favorite scene they filmed this year?
Our favorite scene is the one where Leighton is playing Douglas and he says, “I love you daddy!” It so sweet and he did a great job when they told him to say it.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The boys love going to “work” and we look forward to more opportunities in 2018!
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