Transgender Actor Scott Turner Schofield Joins 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Scott Turner Schofield
Diversity speaker, author and performer Scott Turner Schofield has joined the cast of CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Nick, according to the New York Daily News. Nick is described as a sort of "transgender mentor" to fashion model Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley).

[Warning: Spoilers below]

"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," Schofield revealed. "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."

Iconic transgender actress Candis Cayne also auditioned for the role.

Schofield, who has already shot 6 episodes, will make his first appearance May 8.

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