How Soap Operas Are Keeping Things Steamy in the Age of COVID-19

In the age of COVID-19, soap operas known for their steamy romantic scenes have had to get creative to keep the stories going on camera while taking adequate precautions for the actors. Intimate scenes have proved difficult to shoot. At “The Bold and The Beautiful,” actors have to stay at least six feet apart, even during scenes - which has led to some standins who don’t do much more than stand: mannequins! With the sparks not flying, actors’ real spouses were brought in for kissing scenes.