CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” will use a female blowup doll and actors’ significant others in love scenes to shoot its first episodes since the pandemic shutdown in mid-March.
The quirky, imaginative steps are being taken to adhere to state, county and industry protocols regarding COVID-19— as “B&B” became the first US broadcast series to go back into production Wednesday at Television City in LA.
“When we were reviewing the scripts we started taking out all the romantic scenes and [the scripts] just fell flat,” the show’s executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell tells The Post. “We put our heads together trying to figure out a way to make these scenes work without breaking the eight-foot [distancing] rule … and we brought out a doll we used years ago as a corpse.
“We posed it and it was very convincing,” he says. “It’s a great doll and we’ll be using her with hair and makeup as a stand-in to match some of our leading ladies.”
Bell says there’s only the one doll — for now.