CBS Daytime continues to bring to the forefront the transgender community through its ongoing story of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) on The Bold and the Beautiful, the casting of Scott Turner Schofield as Maya’s friend Nick, and now today in a fun piece of casting news from PEOPLE.com!
Long time transgender advocate and actress Candis Cayne will be doing a guest star turn on The Young and the Restless helping two Genoa City lovebirds plan their nuptials. Cayne will play the role of Nora Richards and will make her debut on the December 2nd episode.
I am incredibly excited to join The Young and the Restless family!” Cayne tells PEOPLE. “Everyone, from the casting team to the producers and network executives, have been so welcoming and gracious.” In other Candis news: Since she has become close friends with Caitlyn Jenner, she helped Jenner celebrate her first birthday living publicly as a woman, just the other day.
So, do you think Candis could have been the guest star Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) teased in a tweet a few weeks back? Do you think wedding planner Nora will be able to pull off this dream wedding for this GC duo? What do you think about CBS Daytime’s efforts to bring more transgender performers in to their soap programming? Share your thoughts below!