EXCLUSIVE: John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang Celebrate 30 Years on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
By Jennifer Drysdale
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John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang are still going strong on The Bold and The Beautiful, 30 years later!
ET's Denny Directo caught up with the soap opera's iconic stars at CBS Television City in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where they opened up about their big milestone -- and revealed whether or not shooting love scenes gets easier after all these years.
"No, [it does not feel like 30 years has passed]," McCook said. "It feels like five or 10. I know I've been here a while, but 30 years is hard to wrap my brain around. When we started we thought, 'OK, five or 10 years is going to be a good run!' And it would've been. Twenty years is a good run too but 30 has been amazing and we're going strong."
"I think the first 10 years seem to be the longest and then time just flew by. It's just amazing," Lang added. "I'm so looking forward to being here another many. many years, I don't want to put a number on it, but yeah, this is fabulous."
While the show has seen many faces come and go in its 30 years, Lang and McCook have stood the test of time, welcoming newcomers in with open arms.
"People say, 'Do you give them advice?' And you go, 'No! We don't give them advice!' They don't need any of that," McCook shared.
"First of all, they're amazing! They're so well prepared. Even the younger ones that come on the show and they're super," Lang gushed. "They bring something new and juicy to the storyline, new energy. So it's good for the show for us. It kind of revs things up again. It's a lot of fun."
And though the show has introduced some wild storylines, fans can always count on a good old fashioned love scene -- which Lang and McCook say has gotten easier over time.
"Once in a while one of the young characters will say, 'It's my first love scene. I've never had to kiss anybody on camera.' And you go, 'Oh wow. This was a big momentous day for them.' But it doesn't affect our work," McCook explained. "It's just like, 'Look what I did today. Wow!'"
"You're more comfortable," Lang added.
"Gotta make out with Kelly again today for God's sake!" McCook cracked. "I could do worse, I could do worse."
As for how the co-stars would describe their experience on The Bold and the Beautiful, McCook said "comfortable," while Lang said "bold and beautiful."
The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
ET went behind the scenes of The Bold and the Beautiful last year for some of the show's most scandalous love scenes. Watch below.