The Bold and the Beautiful star Don Diamont recently opened up about what makes his character Bill Spencer “tick,” so to speak. Here’s what he has to say!
The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Don Diamont Reveals What Makes His Alter Ego Bill Spencer Tick
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Don said that when it comes to his character Bill Spencer, he’s got a “win at all costs” kind of mentality. Don explained, “While that may have helped him succeed, the edges of that have been softened over the years with Katie, with Brooke, with his children, but I think that’s still a driving force behind who he is,” while also adding, “He’s such a complicated character. A guy who, to his best efforts at times, can’t get out of his own way. The very things that have made him one of the most powerful people on the planet are also the very things that personally can be so destructive for him.”
When asked about his character’s biggest weakness, Don said, “I play him as being quite self-loathing and a lot of what he puts out there is a facade. He is a bastard son and to some degree, we have explored that but not really fleshed it out from the paternal side. But being that self-loathing, maybe it’s a certain lack of self-respect that clouds his judgment and informs some of his poor decision-making when those emotional buttons get pushed. When you don’t have self-love, it’s hard to love others in the way they need to be loved, so that’s what I try to bring to who he is. I think it is the most crucial part of playing this character.”
The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: What’s Next For Bill?
That said though, Don admitted that Bill Spencer is the kind of guy who has it all, which might be both a weakness and a strength for him. “That’s the awful part about it. He does have it all and he can’t recognize it. He can’t see it clearly or really, more to the point, he doesn’t feel worthy of having it all. He doesn’t feel worthy of love. He doesn’t feel worthy of his success and so it’s this wonderful yin and yang that exists in Dollar Bill,” he said.
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