The Bold and the Beautiful: Lesley-Anne Down Says She's Bubbles
The Bold and the Beautiful: Lesley-Anne Down Says She's Bubbles
Ever since she first stepped into the glitz and glamour of The Bold and the Beautiful, Lesley-Anne Down has made the most of her role as Jacqueline “Jackie” Payne Marone.  As Jackie, one of her extended fantasies has been to see her son Nick (Jack Wagner) live happily ever after with her favorite daughter-in-law, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang).  Yet another constant that crops up with frightening regularity seems to be Jackie's obsession with bathtub sequences.

Lesley-Anne Down spoke with Soap Opera Weekly about what it's been like playing bathtub bubble-friendly Jackie on The Bold and the Beautiful.

“Her middle [name] is Bubbles!  Jacqueline "Bubbles" Payne Marone!” Down quipped in reference to the recurring theme involving her Bold and the Beautiful character regularly popping up in bathtub scenes.  First she was propositioning Eric from the bath.  Then she was with Pam and eventually Donna.

“Personally, I don't like baths,” Down volunteered.  “I only have showers, so I find the whole thing a little bit yucky.  I'm like, ‘Ewwww.'  And I'm very suspicious of what the bubbles are made of.”  The actress added that she is still awaiting a response from the prop department as to what those suds actually ARE made of.

“I don't know how they manage to keep the water so warm, but they actually do.  Which is very nice, I have to say.  It does stay pretty toasty, which is why I'm nodding off on the drive home,” the actress remarked about those darn bathtub numbers.

However, she does mention that on a more serious note, it does get a bit tricky filming those bathtub scenes late in the day.

“They're kind of...dangerous because they always shoot them at the end of the day.  I don't know about you, but I think baths are meant to make you relaxed - have a nice hot bath, get into your pajamas, get into bed.  You're not supposed to have a nice hot bath, get into your clothes, get into your car and then spend an hour and 15 minutes driving.  I have to wind my windows down, slap myself in the face, just to keep awake.”

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Weekly
(Image Courtesy of CBS)