What Has Kim Matula Been Up To Since Leaving The Bold And The Beautiful?

"The Bold and the Beautiful" fans know Kim Matula from her four-year stint playing the popular Hope Logan, the daughter of Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang). During her time on the show, Matula was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, as well as a Gold Derby Award for Younger Actress – Daytime Drama (per IMDb). She then decided to leave in 2014 to explore other opportunities. "I made the incredibly difficult decision not to resign my contract so that I could spread my wings as an actor and see what this big beautiful world has to offer," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "But I can never put into words just how amazing and inspiring this show has been. What a huge part of my life. I do not see this as a 'goodbye' but more of a "see you later."

Matula did return to the soap for one episode in 2016, appearing in a video so her character could convince her father, Deacon, not to marry Quinn. But as fans missed seeing Hope on their screens on a regular basis, the role was eventually recast, with Annika Noelle taking on the part (via Cheat Sheet). As for Matula, she has made good on her promise to "spread her wings" and landed roles in both television and film.

Kim Matula can be seen on the big and small screen

Since leaving "The Bold and the Beautiful," Kim Matula has wasted no time in exploring other acting opportunities. In 2016, she landed a role in the second season of Lifetime's "Unreal," and then followed that up with Fox's comedy "LA to Vegas," which was executive produced by Will Ferrell and starred Dylan McDermott. "I've always had the timing chops, just ask my family," Matula told Parade of transitioning into comedy. "I've always lived to make people laugh, to be in the center of things, I was the ham of the family, you know? I was always making my own little comedic movies, and writing really silly songs, poems, and stories. It just felt very natural to me."

Unfortunately, the show was canceled after one season (via Deadline), but Matula went on to play a wrestler in the 2019 movie "Fighting with My Family. in addition, she's had small roles on "9-1-1 Lone Star," "American Crime Story," "The Sex Lives of College Girls," and "The Resident." Matula is also set to appear in the film "Tapawingo" alongside Jon Heder, Billy Zane, and Gina Gershon (via IMDb).