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

Scott Turner Schofield -- Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS/Landov
Scott Turner Schofield is joining the cast of CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Nick, described as a "transgender mentor" to fashion model Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley).

"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 told New York Daily News. "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."

Schofield has already shot 6 episodes, and will make his B&B debut on May 8.

The role will mark both Schofield's television debut, and the first time a transgender actor will play major, recurring role on a daytime program.

The actor celebrated the milestone on Facebook Tuesday, posting, "Very proud to announce a big career move."

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