Emmy and Indie Soap Award winning actress Hillary B. Smith debuts on her newest soap, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, on March 8 as Dr. Stacy Burton, a psychiatrist specializing in sex therapy.
In a new interview with TVLine, Smith says, "I could have gone on that show as a janitor and I would have been happy."
So who needs sex therapy on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL?
"I have not seen a script yet, but Brad called and gave me a little thumbnail sketch of who I’d be working with and what I’d be doing," Smith adds. "I’m going to be working very closely with a contract player and helping them deal with a crisis, so that works for me."
Smith is a master of medical terminology and the new role is like coming full circle in daytime.
"I started my soap career as a nurse [on THE DOCTORS]," she says, "and now I’ve graduated to a doctor — after being a lawyer! — so this is great."
Smith is nominated for Best Lead Actress (Comedy) at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards for her role on FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on February 21.
For more on her B&B role and her thoughts on the end of ONE LIFE TO LIVE, visit TVLine.com.
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