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The Bold and the Beautiful

This Year At Star-Kidz!

Happy New Year! 2017 has come to a close and what a busy year it has been. New kids on the soaps, many busy with exciting new projects, and even a couple of staff adventures. It is time to enjoy our annual year end video and take a look back at some of the highlights of 2017!

It’s Christmas!

Isabella and Gianna Garcia play the role of Lizzy Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. The girls have been seen in multiple episodes of the soap this year, and you may have seen them in their recurring role on The Fosters as well!

1. How do Isabella and Gianna enjoy working on The Fosters?

This was the first show the girls were on so I think we all have a special place in our hearts for The Fosters. The girls did well on the show and had a lot of fun filming with the cast. Everyone was great to work with and accommodating.

2. What was their first day on set like?

A little stressful! It was our first time on any set, but our production assistant was AWESOME and put us right at ease. The girls had their own trailer and enjoyed meeting some of the actors they were working with before the filming.

3. What is it like filming with Alexandra Barreto?

Alex is very sweet and a lot of fun to work with. She took the time to hang out with the girls before their scenes together so the girls were very comfortable with her on set.

4. Is there a way to tell the girls apart on screen?

Yes! Gianna has a small bald spot on the left side of her head above her ear. Bella has a small skin tag on the back of her head that you can see in some shots.

5. What is it like to have the girls be a part of an internationally iconic soap opera?

So much Fun!! The cast and staff of The Bold & the Beautiful are fantastic and work really well with the girls. Their set teacher is the best I’ve worked with so far. I got hooked on the show once the girls started.

6. How different is it working in primetime vs. daytime?

I found the Bold & the Beautiful to be more flexible in the filming of scenes. For example, if the girls were fussy or not cooperating they were able to skip ahead and film a different scene to allow the girls to have a break and calm down and then they would try the scene again. I don’t think prime time tv has this kind of advantage in filming the scenes. The good thing is the girls are identical twins so usually one of them was ready to work on set and were in a good mood.

7. What has been the best part of working with Karla?

Karla is very sweet, kind and very approachable in person. Her calm demeanor made it easy for the girls to connect with her on set.

8. What has the experience been like filming with Jacob?

You can tell Jacob has his own kids. He knows how to make the girls laugh and have a lot of fun on set. The girls love giving him high fives. Both Karla and Jacob would hang out with the girls before their scenes together and would play with them which really helped the girls feel safe and secure on set.

9. Is there anyone in the cast you hope Isabella and Gianna get to film with?

It would be fun to have a scene with John McCook since he is iconic on the show. Fingers crossed for the future.

10. Do you have a favorite scene they have filmed this year for the soap?

The girls had a really special connection with Reign. They were buddies and Reign spent a lot of her free time in the girls dressing room and they would have dance parties. Our scenes with her are my favorite.

1 Day ‘Til Christmas!

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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