The Bold and The Beautiful: Mosman Local Angela Bishop Makes Surprise Cameo on US Soap!
FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER ANGELA BISHOP HAS GIVEN US THE SCOOP ON BREAKING SHOWBIZ NEWS FROM RED CARPETS AROUND THE WORLD, NEVER DREAMING HER ON-CAMERA PROFILE WOULD EXTEND BEYOND THE REACHES OF AUSTRALIA. BUT ALL THAT CHANGED THIS WEEK, AS ANNA USHER REPORTS.
She’s a popular face on Australian TV screens, who this week took her career to new highs, with a surprise appearance on the world’s most popular soap opera.
Channel 10’s Angela Bishop reprised her role as Ridge and Brook’s wedding planner, in an episode of The Bold and The Beautiful which aired on Wednesday.
It was Angela’s second stint playing the character of JJ in the long running series, that has a world-wide audience of 30 million people and is renowned for its scandalous plot lines and over-the-top, nail biting drama.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d end up with a cameo in an iconic soap opera,” Angela told Mosman Collective.
“I loved every second of it, without a doubt it was one of the more memorable experiences in my career.
“And I got to film in Brooke’s bedroom, a place where many others have been before me!” Angela laughs.
The entertainment reporter was invited to The Bold And The Beautiful set in January, while in Los Angeles to cover the Golden Globes.
“I had filmed a cameo when the show was in Sydney last year, but didn’t ever expect they’d want me again,” Angela said.
“So, imagine my surprise when I heard the Producers wanted the character of JJ to return.
“She’s an Australian wedding planner, but also a bit of an international mystery woman, so who knows where she’ll pop up next!” she said.
Known and respected among media colleagues for her unflappable demeanour, Angela admits she was nervous before arriving at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, where the soap is filmed.
“They work incredibly fast and the cast and crew are the most dedicated, professional people,” Angela recalls.
“I only had a few lines, and I was so conscious of getting them right and not holding anyone up.
“I wore my lucky Alexander McQueen heels with the skulls on them and I’m pleased to report they served me well, because I nailed my scene in two takes!”
A life long Mosman resident, Angela said her friendship of more than 25 years with Katherine Kelly-Lang, helped “immensely” during filming.
“We have known each other since Bold was launched in Australia, and it was a great buzz to have the show here last year,” Angela said.
“Manly was chosen as one of the locations in 2017 – but I might suggest that Mosman would make a fabulous location if The Bold and The Beautiful comes back.
“JJ the wedding planner would love that!”
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