The Bold’s Rick Hearst loves SA

By admin
18 November 2011

YOU’RE from South Africa?” the excited voice cries. “I had the single greatest seven weeks of my life there. It was such a jol!”

This is how soapie star Rick Hearst greets me the second he hears who I am. In fact it’s hard to get him to stop raving about his visit to SA. He was here 23 years ago but time has done little to dim his memory, it seems – he even remembers the smattering of Afrikaans he picked up here.

The hunk, better known to fans of The Bold and the Beautiful as snarky PR guru Whip Jones, filmed the motocross flick Crossing the Line in and around Johannesburg in 1988, he tells me when I call him at his home near Los Angeles.

“I ate tons of peri-peri chicken and got to ride bikes with some of your country’s top speedsters,” he says.

Read the full article in the YOU of 24 March 2011

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