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After a week that saw Laverne Cox win a Daytime Emmy and Bruce Jenner come out as transgender to Diane Sawyer, it’s hard to imagine much more trans visibility permeating television. But now the Daily News is reporting that transgender actor Scott Tuner Schofield will be joining the cast of CBS’ Emmy-winning soap, The Bold & The Beautiful.
His character, Nick, described as a sort of “transgender mentor” to fashion model Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley), who's in the center of a cliffhanger-inducing storm revolving around her gender identity.
“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.
Read the full Daily News story here.