‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: Could Tanner Novlan’s Real-Life Wife, A Former B&B Star, Be Used as a Body Double?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kayla Ewell and Trevor Novlan

Actor Trevor Novlan is the most recent new child on the block for CBS cleaning soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. There is a special studying curve now that soaps are heading again into manufacturing in the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a consequence of security tips. One of the security tips consists of probably having the actors’ real-life companions with them in intimate scenes as an alternative of their on-screen love pursuits. If Novlan’s spouse has to fill-in for scene it might get fairly fascinating.

Kayla Ewell and Trevor Novlan
Kayla Ewell and Trevor Novlan | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

The present has to get artistic with romantic scenes in the course of the pandemic

In a now-viral interview with Forbes, head author Bradley Bell defined how the present must maneuver all through security tips because of the pandemic. “We have some life-like blow-up dolls that have been sitting around here for the past 15 years, that we’ve used for various other stories — (like) when people were presumed dead,” he mentioned. “We’re dusting off the dolls and putting new wigs and make-up on them and they’ll be featured in love scenes.”

In one other interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bell mentioned that utilizing the precise companions of stars can be an alternative choice that they might have to make use of. He defined, “We’re also bringing in, in some cases, the husbands and wives of the actors as stand-ins for their [characters’] significant others. So if you see hands touching faces in close proximity from a wide shot, instead of a stunt double we’ll have a love-scene double, where it will be the husband or the wife doing the actual touching. Then when we edit it together, it will look like our couple on-screen.”

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Would Tanner Novlan be the subsequent to have his companion in a scene? It can be noteworthy for that reason

One actor specifically has already had their companion on set for a scene. Katrina Bowden, who performs Flo Fulton, had her husband substitute in for her on-screen husband, Darin Brooks, who performs Wyatt Fuller.

“He was great,” Bell mentioned to Soap Opera Digest, referring to Bowden’s husband, Ben Jorgensen. “He is very close to the same build, same hair color and look as Darin Brooks [Wyatt]. When you dress him up in matching wardrobe and shoot over his back shoulder, it’s virtually impossible to tell them apart. You’ll never know the difference.”

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Speaking with Soaps in Depth, Novlan says that it will be fascinating if his spouse got here on set, as a result of she was on the present! From 2004-2005, Novlan’s spouse, Kayla Ewell, portrayed Caitlin Ramirez on the cleaning soap opera. After The Bold and the Beautiful, Ewell moved on to primetime. She has starred in reveals like The Vampire Diaries and Me and My Grandma.

“I’ve pitched it to her and she is definitely game,” mentioned Novlan. “It’s a fun little trivia question for years to come for that scenario to play out. If we end up going down that road, it’s gonna be pretty cool.” 

The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.

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