Big Brother's Elissa Slater on Bold and the Beautiful
|Elissa Slater on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful|
Elissa says she was offered a spot on the show the night she got out of the house. "I was approached about doing the show on the night of the Big Brother finale on my way to the after-party. They said, 'We know you'll be up all night but, if you agree to do this, you have to be at The Bold and the Beautiful at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning." Are you kidding me? Hell-oooo! Of course, I'll be there! This is the opportunity of a lifetime. You can sleep when you're dead, right?"
Elissa told TV Guide magazine that The Bold and the Beautiful is her favorite show, and that she has been watching it for years. "I started watching The Bold and the Beautiful with my nana when I was six. Seriously!... I guess no six-year-old should be watching it, but our nana would monitor the show and filter out the things that were not child-appropriate. Which didn't leave me and Rachel much to watch but we loved it! Now I TiVo the show and watch the episodes with my mom, Noreen. It was so hard being in the Big Brother house and missing my soap and missing that experience of togetherness with my mom. She is my best friend in the world and she was waiting for me in the makeup room at The Bold and the Beautiful — the first time I'd seen her in three months! So my day on the set was fantastic all the way around. And getting to do a little acting with my sister, Rachel, and with Kim Matula, who plays Hope Logan, was the coolest thing I've ever done...next to Big Brother, of course!
Elissa says she will be playing a bikini bar girl named...Elissa! She says she's also filmed scenes for two additional episodes. "Rachel and I also did some scenes for two other episodes where our characters are seen shopping at the Forrester Boutique. [Airing Oct. 30-31]. It was wild catching up on all the scoop that happened while I was sequestered on Big Brother. I had no idea Hope had a whole new man in her life. Now Liam's got competition from this Wyatt guy. My God, it's crazy! Yet it's so The Bold and the Beautiful! "