The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Matthew Atkinson on Mental Health, Eerie Tale ‘Truly Important’
The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers reveal that there are divided opinions on the mannequin story. Some enjoy the bizarre tale because it’s so unexpected, outrageous and makes them giggle. However, others are not impressed with the plot and just want it to end. Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) explains why he loves this story and why it’s so important.
Matthew Atkinson Loves Quirky Tale
B&B spoilers reveal that the one person who should enjoy this storyline is the actor who is at the center of it all. Atkinson told Soap Opera Digest that he really loves the quirky storyline because it’s something so out there. He likes that he is the main character in this fresh story.
He said no soap has ever done anything like this before. In a time when practically everything has been done on soaps a million times already, it’s exciting to be part of something brand new.
B&B Spoilers: Unique Departure From Reality
The actor admitted that the mannequin’s role in Thomas’ life is a “unique departure from reality.”
“A lot of people are suffering right now because of what’s happening in the world, and it is really important to talk about mental health. Thomas is suffering from something and I know this is a unique departure from reality, but there is a connection. Mental health is something people should talk about more and I think in its own way, this story is informative and it opens up the subject, and that I think is truly important.”
Mental Health Stigma, Secrets And Silence
The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers reveal that there has been great strides and more acceptance of mental health issues in recent years. However, there is still a huge stigma attached, especially with schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. With the mannequin story, we are seeing one example of how dark untreated mental illness can get. So, Dolly Hope isn’t actually that far-fetched.
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Perfect Timing
So, why are we getting a mental health story now? Atkinson believes that it is timing. That the pandemic has caused many to struggle with their mind and emotions. Others already had issues, with lockdown making things worse. So, it’s not just about the topic, but the timing as well. The more people can relate to something, the more effective the “storyline lesson” will be.
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