'The Bold And The Beautiful' Will Be Using Actors' Real Life Partners As 'Love-Scene Doubles'

With the coronavirus pandemic not looking like it's going to totally disappear any time soon, television shows are going to have to get creative about how they film.

The Bold And The Beautiful's executive producer Bradley Bell has given a new interview that explains exactly how their soap opera is going to handle it.

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*The Bold and The Beautiful* is going to handle filming in a pretty creative way.

"In terms of the booth and control room, we have plexiglass between the director, the AD, the [technical director]. We've spread out all of our production people so they're at least six feet apart and divided by plexiglass," executive producer and head writer for the show Bradley Bell explained.

"We've moved the lighting department to an auxiliary area where they have more space."

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"We're limiting the number of people on set at any one time, and keeping the actors eight feet apart at all times — which will be tricky, especially during love scenes," he laughed.

I can bet those would be the most complicated to film!

"We'll really rely on our directors to employ all technique," Bradley continued.

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"[Actors will] shoot eight feet apart, following all the safety standards, but use the tricks of the business. We'll shoot one side of the couple in a romantic scene alone in the room, but looking at a spot very close to them, and then shoot the other side alone. When we edit it together, it will look like they're nose to nose," he revealed.

"We're also bringing in, in some cases, the husbands and wives of the actors as stand-ins for their [characters'] significant others."

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"So if you see hands touching faces in close proximity from a wide shot, instead of a stunt double we'll have a love-scene double, where it will be the husband or the wife doing the actual touching. Then when we edit it together, it will look like our couple on screen."

How creative!

"And we'll probably also be using some of the classic, old-fashioned tricks of soap opera, where when things heat up, we pan to the fireplace or pan to a candle to indicate things are getting hot," he laughed.

"All in all, I think a lot of it will be done with the eyes and the voice, and there can still be love in the air and romance on the screen from a safe distance."

That is one very smart way to handle the problem! Hopefully other shows find little tricks and tips like this!