Eric Forrester played by John McCook has suddenly fallen ill and fans are worried if his role is going to end on The Bold and the Beautiful. But, behind-the-scenes information has shown that McCook is not leaving.
The actor has reportedly extended his contract for an additional three years, which means he will remain on the show until 2026. However, given the current storyline’s trajectory, what happens to him next and in the future is anyone’s guess.
The patriarch of the Forrester family keeps suggesting that he wants to have one more hurrah with his couture collection. However, he is hesitant to depart from his position at Forrester Creations since he does not want his son Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) to take control. At the same time, he’s been experiencing tremors, the most recent of which appeared to be an impending stroke. Since March 1987, the 79-year-old actor has been a member of the series, earning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2022 after four nominations.
John McCook is an American actor born on June 20, 1944. He is best known for his role as Eric Forrester on the long-running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” McCook has been a part of the cast since the show’s debut in 1987 and has become one of its iconic and enduring characters.