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'B&B' Spoilers: 'Wiser' Thomas Won't Make Same Mistakes – Live Happy Life With Paris?

Bold and the Beautiful: Paris Buckingham - Thomas Forrester - Hope Logan

Bold and the Beautiful fans still can't believe Monday's shocker when Thomas Forrester announced that he's engaged to Paris Buckingham. The designer left town not too long ago, brokenhearted over Hope Logan rejecting his proposal twice. Now that he's set to marry Paris, "Thope" fans have a lot of questions.

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Forrester - Douglas Forrester - Paris Buckingham

 

Bold and the Beautiful: Matthew Atkinson Reacts to Thomas' Engagement

Thomas and Paris' engagement bombshell shocked everyone, including Bold and the Beautiful actor Matthew Atkinson. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, the Thomas portrayer reveals he initially has no response because he's so used to so many things that he doesn't expect to happen on the show.

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Forrester

However, Atkinson admits he's "pleasantly surprised" because of Thomas and Paris' past. "There was sort of this moment in the past where Thomas and Paris came together, and there was this fun little flirtation, but it sort of was dispelled within, I don't know, a week or two. And so I didn't get to work with [Diamond White, Paris] very much. I think that because of that, I was like, 'Oh, this is cool.'"

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Forrester - Paris Buckingham

Will Is Thomas Over Hope?

When asked if what Thomas and Paris have is real, Matthew Atkinson admits he isn't so sure. The Bold and the Beautiful star explains he'll usually have a decent chat with the show's head writer, Brad Bell, about this sort of thing. However, he didn't have that conversation with him on this storyline.

Bold and the Beautiful: Paris Buckingham - Douglas Forrester - Thomas Forrester

But from his perspective, he thinks his character is working hard to move on from Hope. "He had to move on. But coming back and being with her in person, I think it's a constant process of trying to push down [unresolved] feelings for Thomas," the actor adds

Atkinson points out that it'll be challenging for Thomas, especially since he has so much love for Hope. Still, he believes Thomas will eventually mend his broken heart.

Bold and the Beautiful: Hope Logan - Thomas Forrester

"I think that he could completely get over Hope," the Bold and the Beautiful star asserts. "I just think that it's only been a few months [since they split]."

Atkinson also thinks Paris is not a rebound for Thomas. However, he believes he wasn't completely over his relationship with Hope before he got together with Paris. 

Bold and the Beautiful: Paris Buckingham - Douglas Forrester

 

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Wiser After Heartbreak?

Now that he's back from his rather eventful stay in France, Thomas has definitely become a changed man. The Bold and the Beautiful star Matthew Atkinson notes that his character seems "wiser."

Bold and the Beautiful: Hope Logan - Thomas Forrester

"I can always speculate. I would hope, based on that wisdom that he's earned, he won't make the same sort of mistakes he's made in the past," he adds.

Does that mean he's going to push through his wedding and live a happy life with Paris? It's hard to tell at this point, though the actor notes that Douglas' opinion about it may play a crucial role.

Bold and the Beautiful: Hope Logan - Douglas Forrester

"Well, Douglas seems to be so happy," the Bold and the Beautiful actor adds. "Now he's got what seems to be multiple moms that love him so much and he loves them. I mean, he's got this amazing relationship with Paris that he's developed while they were over in France, and he's got this still wonderful relationship with his adoptive mother, Hope. And so he's just got all the love in the world. I think from his perspective, and from how I see him written in these scenes, he's living the dream."