Hollywood stumbles back to production with CBS’ Show The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) only to start the shoot and shut down due to the wrong COVID-19 test result
Actor Katherine Kelly Lang the lead of B&B posted a picture on Instagram sharing her excitement to resume shows production and raising ours! Hollywood seems to buckle up to begin again the shooting spree. With American TV soap opera leading the way.
No doubt B&B made history with by being the first to resume production in a post pandemic world. Only to be followed by The Young and the Restless that might resume shooting in the coming week. The ‘new normal’ may not seem normal. It can easily be understood by seeing Lang removing her mask to flash her smile for the post.
It is a glimpse of the world post-COVID 19. After the mandatory shutdown of all the filming production, we see some sort of relief, and perhaps a bold step by B&B.
The Post-Pandemic Safety Measures
Seemingly, B&B production will have to compromise the content to prioritize safety. No doubt actor Don Diamont claims the reopening of the production of a historic event. After all, the step taken sets an unprecedented example in Hollywood.
The team followed strict safety and sanitation measures wherein it is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask. The actors in the shot were exempted from the rule momentarily. However, for a regular stream of episodes, the team needs to do more than that.
Watch: The Bold And The Beautiful Resume Production
There are enough measures being taken but it surely isn’t a permanent solution. The production is on a halt after the first day of the shoot due to the false COVID-19 test results.
Is going back to work safe for the team?
Despite masks, the regular checkups, the mandatory social distancing, and all the possible measures of safety, the show is at halt! In times of Covid-19, we have come across many fun and new terms; take an example of love double. This term means that the actual spouse of the actor will be making up for the intimate scene. As exclaimed by Bradley Bell, the executive producer and writer, it is equivalent to performing a stunt.
Viability of these measures can only work out when the team gets a solution to the false Covid-19 results. The production team of B&B is facing a lot of problems with shifting of the medical labs, due to the constant fake results. B&B no doubt is fastening for its end season and the delayed processing is only making fans anxious.
The showrunners are pretty confident so the production is likely to resume again, once the problem of the fake result is sorted.
However, The Bold and the Beautiful production serve as a great example for Hollywood to halt and think before resuming further productions.