The Bold and the Beautiful has re-issued a casting call for the role of Karen Spencer, a part originated by Joanna Johnson. B&B first announced that it was seeking to recast the role back in September.
In the breakdown, Karen is described as "Female. Caucasian. Mid to late 40s. Sharp businesswoman, bi-sexual, intelligent, clever, beautiful."
"Joanna is doing so well writing and producing The Fosters that's it's been difficult to work around her schedule. I wanted her to be there for Rick and Caroline's wedding. It was supposed to be a much bigger event but without the bride's mother it would have been very strange, so we did more of a quickie impromptu marriage," B&B's head writer and executive producer Brad Bell told TVGuide. "I hope to have Joanna back but, if she continues to be unavailable, I will have to hire someone else."
Johnson originated the role of Karen in 1991, when she appeared as the long-lost twin sister of Caroline -- another role she'd originated and played from 1987 through 1990. Johnson's most recent B&B appearance was in July.
The role of Karen Spencer is listed as a recurring role with the possibility of becoming a contract role.