Rome Flynn on his B&B exit: This is not goodbye
Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 11:01:52 AM
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The Bold and the Beautiful's Rome Flynn (Zende Forrester) opens up about his impending exit from the CBS soap and hints fans may see his alter ego again.

Shortly after news broke that Rome Flynn is exiting his role as The Bold and the Beautiful's Zende Forrester, the actor took to social media to share a heartfelt message with fans about his time wrapping up on the CBS soap.

“First I want to thank [the show's executive producer] Brad Bell for taking a chance on this ambitious young kid and giving me more responsibility than I knew I could take on,” he begins. “I want to thank all of the B&B fans across the world for embracing me as your Zende Forrester. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life to share a piece of myself every day with you. I worked hard to make sure I never cheated you on work ethic or integrity of this character. Such a profound responsibility to be one of the few African Americans on daytime television, one I took serious in making sure I made you feel like you knew me. My job is to imitate life in its honesty and truest form. I hope I've done you justice”

He continues: “So many people to thank but I want to be specific in thanking my counterpart through my time here on B&B. @reignedwards [Nicole Avant] You're such a joy to have worked with and an amazing talent! They don't just give out nominations for best younger actress in a drama series 2X IN A ROW. But beyond that, you're very special to me. You helped me grow as an artist and a person. We took on portraying this young black couple in love. We worked hard on keeping it authentic and true. So many hours of work on our own. We had to be vulnerable with each other for this to last, I wanna thank you for letting me in. We laughed together, we cried together, we went to war together & that's what love is. Thank you Reigny #zencole”

However, don't get ready to say a true farewell to Flynn just yet. As the actor points out, his exit isn't exactly a bon voyage.

"This is not goodbye but I'll see you soon!" he writes. "Change is good. You must make change to make way for what God has for you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Love, Rome Flynn aka Zendaddy."

Statement on Rome Flynn B&B departure: First I want to thank Brad Bell for taking a chance on this ambitious young kid and giving me more responsibility than I knew I could take on. I want to thank all of the B&B fans across the world for embracing me as your Zende Forrester. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life to share a piece of my self everyday with you. I worked hard to make sure I never cheated you on work ethic or integrity of this character. Such a profound responsibility to be one of the few African Americans on daytime television, one I took serious in making sure I made you feel like you knew me. My job is to imitate life in its honesty and truest form. I hope I've done you justice. So many people to thank but I want to be specific in thanking my counter part through my time here on B&B. @reignedwards You're such a joy to have worked with and an amazing talent! They don't just give out nominations for best younger actress in a drama series 2X IN A ROW. But beyond that, you're very special to me. You helped me grow as an artist and a person. We took on portraying this young black couple in love. We worked hard on keeping it authentic and true. So many hours of work on our own. We had to be vulnerable with each other for this to last, I wanna thank you for letting me in. We laughed together, we cried together, we went to war together & that's what love is. Thank you Reigny #zencole This is not goodbye but I'll see you soon! Change is good. You must make change to make way for what God has for you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Love, Rome Flynn aka Zendaddy Comment your favorite Zende moments below please 😪🤘🏾. @boldandbeautifulcbs @cbsdaytime @boldinsider

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As for how B&B feels about the two-time Emmy nominee opting out of his contract, a spokesperson for the show shares, “He has been a valued member of the B&B family, and we wish him much success in all of his future endeavors."

Flynn joined B&B back in 2015 but recently announced he has joined the cast of Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots. He is scheduled to make his debut on the series next year.

Flynn makes his final B&B appearance on September 11.

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