A Few Words from Heather Tom

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Heather Tom is excited to be on The Bold and the Beautiful.

She recently talked to Soap Opera Digest about the role of Katie Logan, among other topics...

Heather Tom PicWeekly: How has it been at The Bold and the Beautiful?
Heather Tom: It's been great and fun. I'm getting to work with people I've known for many years but haven't necessarily worked with. It's a happy, easy set, which is nice. I'm having a great time.

Weekly: Who have you been most excited to work with?
Tom: I was excited to work with Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelly Lang, and I knew they were people I would definitely get to have good stuff with.

Jennifer [Gareis, Donna; ex-Grace, The Young and the Restless] and I worked together, sort of. We had scenes together, because she was involved in the Newman storyline, but Victoria didn't like her. Obviously! I don't know about now, but when I was playing her, she didn't like anybody! I'm close with Sharon Case, so I know what's going on, but I don't watch.

Weekly: How does it feel like being back in The Young and the Restless/The Bold and the Beautiful studio?
Tom: It's like the Twilight Zone. I feel like I never left. I've been gone three-and-a-half years, but it feels like I just walked out the door. It's nice. It's also nice because a lot of the crew from The Young and the Restless are now working on The Bold and the Beautiful, so I feel I know more people on B&B than Y&R now, because everyone's gone.

Weekly: How did the role come about?
Tom: [Brad Bell, executive producer/head writer of The Bold and the Beautiful] gave me a call and said, "I'm bringing this character back. I'd like you to play her." We came to a deal that's workable. It's a short-term contract for right now, which I'm happy about. I can't plan from one day to another. Just talk to me about this minute! (laughs) I had a great time on One Life to Live, but the idea of getting into another long-term contract…. I'd like to see how things go. So far, I'm having a great time.

Weekly: Is it fun working for Brad Bell?
Tom: He's the person I'd want to work for at this point. I'm very happy working for him. I'm along for the ride. We've bounced some ideas around. A nice thing is that Katie has been off the canvas for a long time and even when she was on the canvas, she wasn't fully developed. We can do whatever we want, which is great. I feel like I'm actually creating a new character, and that's exciting.

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