HOLLYWOOD—This week’s Leading Men Gold Standard goes to three handsome, very talented and generous actors, who portray men that received shocking information this week. Ronn Moss, who portrays Ridge Forrester on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”; Don Diamont, who portrays Bill Spencer on “B&B”; and Eric Braeden, who portrays Victor Newman on CBS’s number-one rated daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” all gave tremendous performances over the past five days.
Ronn Moss, who is Ridge on “B&B” is always a solid performer, who fans have fallen in love with over the past 25 years. Ridge and Brooke have faced many obstacles; as Brooke once married Ridge’s father and both of his brother’s, but to find out this week that his own son Thomas is infatuated with Brooke and that they kissed on a flight from Paris back to L.A. months ago, was earth shattering and emotionally devastating for Ridge. His mother Stephanie’s worst scenario has come true. Now Ridge doesn’t know where things will go with his wife, but the actor’s performance is spot on.
Bill learned this week that Amber was not killed when she fell over the ledge of his spectacular Malibu mansion last week. Bill left Amber for dead, but moments later, Steffy arrived to pull her to safety. When Amber walked into Bill’s office on Monday, Diamont’s expression was spectacular. The handsome star is doing an incredible job as the vengeful billionaire Spencer patriarch, who not only wants Amber dead, but Steffy to stay out of his affairs. Or does he?
“Y&R’s” Eric Braeden’s performance was also tremendous this week. His work on Tuesday was nothing short of splendid and the character of Victor has never been defeated before. To have Victor defeated by his three spoiled children was a great twist. When the judge ordered the patriarch of the Newman dynasty to pay his three kids $1.5 billion dollars, the color ran out of the scion’s face. He later uttered, “No one beats me, no one beats Victor Newman.” Those are words that will come to haunt his children, Nicholas, Victoria and Abby, whose celebration will most likely be short-lived. Then there is Neil Winters, whose testimony swayed the judge against Victor’s side. None of this is going to go on without retribution from one of the most powerful and ruthless businessmen in the world.
“Y&R” and “B&B” air weekdays on CBS.
Photographs are Courtesy: Ronn Moss and Don Diamont by Gilles Toucas, Bell Phillip TV Productions and Eric Braeden by Monty Brinton for CBS/Sony Studios.