‘Bold and the Beautiful’s Matthew Atkinson on That Hope Doll & Mental Illness

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“Bold and the Beautiful” is an American soap opera following the life of the Forrester family in Beverly Hills. The show has been going on for 34 seasons since 1987. Recently the show has started focusing on mental health issues.

Fans were quite welcoming of this new approach but it still hurt them when their favorite Thomas (played by Matthew Atkinson). 

Those who follow the CBS soap opera know that the Forrester heir stole a mannequin from Forrester Creations. The doll is a replica of Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) who he was obsessed with in the not-so-distant past.

The viewers were perplexed when they saw the doll speaking to him!

“Thomas is and always has been this tortured artist — even more so in the last couple of years. He’s gone down some horrible paths. You’re getting to see a different side to Thomas. You can’t ‘blame’ Thomas for hearing voices. You ask, ‘Why is he hearing them?’” the actor said.

It was later announced that Thomas suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. This led him to have delusions and hallucinations. When fans found this out, they were desperate for him to seek help. But the worst thing was, he still couldn’t realize that he is actually having hallucinations.

This would be the best time for Dr. Taylor Hayes (a psychiatrist) to arrive and look after her son. Things are not completely bad either. Dr. John Finnegan has found out that something is off about Thomas too.

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