The Bold and the Beautiful using blowup doll they used as a corpse for sex scenes in new episodes

'It’s a great doll and we’ll be using her with hair and makeup as a stand-in to match some of our leading ladies,' said the producer

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The CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful will use a female blowup doll as a “stand-in” for its “leading ladies” when it shoots its first episodes since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The dolls will help production adhere to the laws regarding COVID-19 at both an industry and a state level.

Speaking to the New York Post, the show’s executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell said: “When we were reviewing the scripts we started taking out all the romantic scenes and [the scripts] just fell flat.

“We put our heads together trying to figure out a way to make these scenes work without breaking the eight-foot [distancing] rule… and we brought out a doll we used years ago as a corpse.

“We posed it and it was very convincing. It’s a great doll and we’ll be using her with hair and makeup as a stand-in to match some of our leading ladies.”

Bell explained that the production team are looking to buy more dolls in the future.

“We’re going to see how it works,” he said. “We may be investing in more dolls and male dolls. We’re searching websites and combing Hollywood to see what’s available – so we may be employing a lot of dolls in future love scenes.”

To help with some of the more explicit sex scenes, Bell said they will also use the spouses of the show’s actors.

“We had the idea that, if [the actors] can’t touch one other and you can’t seem them in a tight embrace then that’s a real problem,” he said. “So we thought to reach out to some of the husbands and wives of the actors and ask them if they would be body doubles in the kissing scenes. Some of them were interested; we’ve had stunt doubles before but this is the first time we’ve had kissing doubles.

“They’ll be tested [for coronavirus] and we’ll make sure it’s safe and the husband and wife are comfortable kissing, and so we may have some very hot kissing on the show. With camera tricks and editing, it will appear as though it’s our leading man with his leading lady.”

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