Eagle-eyed fans of “The Bold and the Beautiful have been in a tizzy for the last couple of days, first with Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) sharing an interesting video clip on her Instagram page on Friday, and then at the end of Monday’s episode, the weekly closing credits were shown with the full cast listed, including contract and recurring players. The name listed at the end of that list is where things got even more interesting.
In Brown’s video, the actress is seen sitting down in her dressing room with a script in hand as she looks over what’s coming up on the show. Soon after reading, she drops the script on the desk with a “don’t know what to think”-like expression on her face, leading her to place both hands over her forehead. The song “…Ready For It?” by Taylor Swift overlays the video. Before placing the script down, one of the character names shown on the front page of the script is that of someone named “Diana.”
What’s the connection, you might ask?
Well, in the aforementioned closing credits, a character named “Diana” was listed with attribution to a singer and actress named Kate Schettler, whose previous TV credits include an under-five appearance on “General Hospital” last year as a “helpful nurse” and the role of Nora in the Lifetime TV movie “Secret Society of Lies,” where she played a mother investigating those who are attacking female students at a school, including her character’s daughter. Schettler’s other credits include appearances in at least five other TV shows since 2016, among other roles.
Since Brown’s script included the name “Diana” on the front page and the show’s credits listed Schettler as playing a character named “Diana,” one would assume that the two are connected, especially when considering Brown’s famous villain once birthed a daughter whom she named Diana Carter from an encounter she had with Massimo Marone (played by the late Joseph Mascolo). Turns out, you’d be wrong.
Soap Opera Network has learned that Schettler is appearing on the daytime drama series as “Diana,” but the character is that of a realtor working with Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) for the Malibu beach house, which was recently vacated by Bill’s son, Wyatt (Darin Brooks), who in-story left Los Angeles for grander pastures.
So, there you have it! For now, at least, the Diana we’ll soon see on screen, as played by Schettler, is not the same Diana online chatter seems to be clamoring for.
Check out Brown’s Instagram post below.