Katherine Kelly Lang Reveals Who Got Her A Part On The Bold And The Beautiful 35 Years Ago

When "The Bold and the Beautiful" turns 35 years old on March 23, 2022, the half-hour CBS soap will be able to boast that two of its current stars have been there since day one. Per Soap Hub, Katherine Kelly Lang has played the role of Brooke Logan Forrester since the soap premiered, allowing her to have a steady acting job and raise a family. As of this writing, the outlet reports that she has three grown children: Jeremy and Julian Lang, and Zoe D'Andrea. As Soaps.com notes, Katherine became a grandmother for the second time when her daughter Zoe welcomed a baby boy named Reign D'Andrea. Katherine was already grandmother to Zuma D'Andrea, Reign's big sister.

In honor of her long-running role on "The Bold and the Beautiful," Soap Opera Network reports that Katherine will be getting her own standalone special episode on March 24, in which her character Brooke looks back on all the men she has loved through the decades. In the episode, Brooke must decide if giving her marriage to Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) another chance is worth it. Interestingly, one of the men she encounters in the episode is played by an actor whom Katherine credits with helping her land the acting gig that truly changed her life.

A vintage screen test brings back memories for Katherine Kelly Lang

On March 21, Katherine Kelly Lang made an appearance on CBS' "The Talk" to dish about her life on "The Bold and the Beautiful," as well as Brooke's past and future. However, she was a bit shocked when the show suddenly played her screen test for the soap, something she claimed she'd never seen before. In the screen test, Lang's Brooke is with John McCook's Eric Forrester as they reminisce about when they first started dating. As longtime fans of "The Bold and the Beautiful" may know, McCook is the only other star besides Lang to have been with the show since the very start. After the brief one-minute clip aired, Lang offered her thoughts on that day so many years ago.

"I have to say I credit John McCook for getting me that part," she said on the show. "Honestly, I was so lucky to be able to do that screen test with him. He made me so comfortable and confident and I just rocked it and got the part because of him." Lang also paid tribute to McCook in a March Instagram post, in which she thanked the star for helping her land the role of a lifetime. "I still give you so much credit that day that I was hired. If I didn't do the screen test with you, I may not have been there at all," she wrote.