Marie Osmond, 64, checks major life achievement off ‘bucket list’

Marie Osmond recently checked an item off her “everything that when you’re under contract, you really can’t do” bucket list.

The activity wasn’t as daredevilish as last year when she jumped out of an airplane, but it still had the potential to induce some anxiety.

The singer and actress is now able to add “soap opera star” to her resume. Her long-awaited debut on The Bold and The Beautiful will air on October 27.

Osmond, 64, was originally scheduled to appear on a soap opera in 2011, but her Las Vegas residency with her brother Donny Osmond made it difficult.

However, in 2019, when their residency ended, Osmond created a bucket list that included items she never would have been allowed to do while under contract. Among them were skydiving, climbing Mount Sinai, and appearing on a soap opera.

Four years later and Osmond is able to cross “appear on a soap opera” off her list.


Osmond will play the wealthy Countess Von Frankfurt, who she says has “a little ‘tude going.”

“Let’s just say she’s unique. It’s not one [character] that I’ve played before, and I enjoyed that. I love it. You can just channel a few people here and there, and she was fun.”

While Osmond’s decades-long career includes everything from music to theater, she wasn’t prepared for the work ethic she encountered on set of The Bold and The Beautiful.

“These people will get 25 pages that they have to memorize in one day and do it right when they get them, and their hours are insane,” she said. “I started at five in the morning, and I left at 11 o’clock. Just because it was, I’m sure this [was] special. But man, they work hard, and I had two days to get everything memorized, figured out and learned.”

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 15: Singer Marie Osmond discusses “Music is Medicine” at AOL Studios In New York on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Adela Loconte/WireImage)

Although they share some similarities, Osmond said working on a soap opera was nothing like working on a film set.

“When you’re doing film, you could spend all day doing two pages or four pages — that’s ambitious — and you shoot it over and over, this angle and that angle,” Osmond continues. “On a soap, you really have one shot. You’re lucky if you get two. … So you have to show up ready right then and there with your attitude, your looks, your understory. It’s fast. It’s so fast.”

If you enjoyed reading this story about Marie Osmond, make sure to check out this one about her biggest heartbreak.