Remember the casting call that went out through CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful looking for a transgender performer to be part of Maya’s storyline? Well, B&B has found their actor! Scott Turner Schofield has been cast in the role of Nick, who is described as a sort of “transgender mentor” to Maya Avant (Karla Mosley).
Schofield revealed to the New York Daily News on his B&B role: “I’m Maya’s best friend and I come from her world when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is. We met in the trans community together. I’m her friend that comes in and kind of help remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is. And as things start to happen and discrimination mounts, she can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself. So in that sense, it feels like playing myself in a certain way.”
Scott is set to debut on episodes of B&B beginning on the May 8th episode and has already taped six episodes. Schofield is a diversity speaker, author and performer, who was approached by the CBS soap from a short list of transgender actors to help beef up the transgender storyline, from a list that also included noted transgender actress Candis Cayne.
The actor says he is very happy to be part of this eye-opening storyline for daytime television audiences and weighed-in in on how B&B is telling Maya’s story: “I’ve seen everything there is to see and I am telling you that it is unprecedented and it’s going in the right direction.”
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