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Transgender Actor Scott Turner Schofield Lands Role Of Nick On The Bold and the Beautiful!

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Remember the casting call that went out through CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful looking for a transgender performer to be part of Maya’s storyline?  Well, B&B has found their actor!  Scott Turner Schofield has been cast in the role of Nick, who is described as a sort of “transgender mentor” to Maya Avant (Karla Mosley).

Schofield revealed to the New York Daily News on his B&B role: “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.  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.”

Scott is set to debut on episodes of B&B beginning on the May 8th episode and has already taped six episodes.  Schofield is a diversity speaker, author and performer, who was approached by the CBS soap from a short list of transgender actors to help beef up the transgender storyline, from a list that also included noted transgender actress Candis Cayne.

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The actor says he is very happy to be part of this eye-opening storyline for daytime television audiences and weighed-in in on how B&B is telling Maya’s story:  “I’ve seen everything there is to see and I am telling you that it is unprecedented and it’s going in the right direction.”

What do you think about B&B bringing in the character of Nick and hiring transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield to fill the role?  Share your thoughts below!

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davidevansmith

Love it, I feel like B&B does the social issue stories just right and brings in a good amount of support from the real world.

Only thing I would have done was use a different character name. Nick was Dominick Payne Marone played by Jack Wagner, and even if this character name is a play on the character’s original female-designated name, like Nicole, well… Maya already has a sister named Nicole, so that is a retread also. I am big about soaps using unique character names in their overall history to keep things simple.

It irked me when GH introduced Ric Lansing, when GH history already had a prominent Rick (Webber) who also appeared in 2002 while Ric Lansing was a regular. I also thought it was messy when OLTL John McBain joined GH while Johnny Zacchara was a regular character and they crossed stories… John and Johnny? Ugh, keep it original, especially if we’re dealing with characters who were high-profile and lasted a good amount of years on soaps.

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Guest

OMG, really the complaint you have is the guy’s name?!?!?! Give me a break!!!

I am looking forward to it!!! Congrats Scott on the role as NICK!!! Welcome to the B&B Family!! 🙂

Guest
Guest

BTW , maybe his name is NICHOLAS NOT DOMINICK!! Completely Different NAME!!

davidevansmith
davidevansmith

LOL, first, how do you even know Nick is based off of Nicholas?

Secondly, it’s a minor gripe, I admit that, but that’s a personal thing of mine. I admitted as much. Beyond that, I’m thrilled with the idea. And others below agreed.

Seems like you’re more worked up than any of us… LMAO

Mo
Mo

I had forgotten about Nicole.

Guest: Jack Wagner’s character’s name was Dominick, but he went by Nick so it doesn’t matter if this character’s ‘real’ name is Jeffrey. He’s still using Nick and we already had a Nick and there is currently a Nicole on the show. Maybe it’s intentional. Maybe there is some reason they named him Nick. Plenty of other names to choose from. It’s a minor complaint.

richard
richard

Why would they name this character “Nick” there is only one Nick and that’s Nick Marone!! Cmon yall can do better than that!!!

Mo
Mo

Agreed, Nick was a bad choice of name.

Guest
Guest

Dominick and Nickolas …. hmm, yeah that is the same …

Rodd
Rodd

I wish him and B&B well with this story line.

Blake
Blake

This is great news, well done Mr. Bell and B&B!

Vicky
Vicky

Glad they are doing the story. Timely and important. However, I wish everyone would quit acting like the whole Transgender issue has never been addressed before! All My Children was the first to address it with their Zarf/Zoe storyline. And they were the first to openly deal with a Gay or Lesbian character, back in the 70’s or early 80’s. So, please give credit where it’s due.

lisa from boston
lisa from boston

I am quite surprised he made this comment regarding B&B is breaking new ground. Actress Karla mosley is not Transgender. Her character Maya avant had a well developed storyline. To suddenly decide to find a viable reason to oust Rick from his reign as CEO the writers brainstormed and thought let’s make Maya transgender?? As this should be the reason for The Rick Forester downfall! I found this appalling and shocked the Transgender community isn’t outraged. This is no tribute to their courage. If the show hired a true Transgender as a cast member and created this Maya Avant storyline then you can call it groundbreaking. B&B highjacks current news headlines to use as storylines. So happens to the character once Transgender is no longer a news headline?

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Bree Williamson and Mishael Morgan In LMN’s ‘A Killer In My Home’ Debuts Friday

One Life to Live and General Hospital alum (Ex-Jessica, and Ex-Claudette) Bree Williamson, along with The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda) will be playing different roles than their soap-famous ones on the upcoming LMN, A Killer in My Home.

Look for the film to drop on the Lifetime Movie Network this Friday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET and then again on March 1st at 8:00 PM ET.

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In story, Allison Winters’ (Bree Williamson) perfect world falls apart when her husband dies of a sudden heart attack. What she wasn’t expecting was him to announce on his deathbed that he has a secret family! Six months later, Jenna and her teenage son Joshua arrive on Allison’s doorstep, determined to be a part of her and daughter Hollie’s lives… no matter what.

In addition to Williamson, Hannah Vandenbygaart, Percy Hynes White, Krista Bridges, Damon Runyan, and the aforementioned Morgan round out the cast.

Check out the trailer below, and then a pic from back last summer when Bree and Mishael were working together on the project.

Now let us know, will you be checking out “A Killer in My Home”? Comment below.

 

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Nathan Fillion Talks His Start On OLTL On ‘The View’ With Whoopi Goldberg

On Thursday’s episode of ABC’s The View, Nathan Fillion visited the show promoting his series, The Rookie.  But during the beginning of his conversation with Whoopi Goldberg, he talked about what he learned from his humble beginnings in show business as Joey Buchanan on the beloved One Life to Live.

Of course, OLTL fans recall that Nathan was involved in a romantic storyline with Llanview icon, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and played the on-screen son to another icon, Erika Slezak (Viki).

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Fillion shared about this time on One Life: “Everything I did and everything I do I learned on that show.  I never speak poorly on daytime … it was such a warm kind place to be.   I learned everything there.  I don’t know where an actor can go and work with people that have worked in the business for 25, 35, 40 years, and I had no idea what i’m doing …and they said, ‘no problem here is what you do’.  So, it was very good people.”

Goldberg also alluded to that she “missed the soaps” meaning All My Children and One Life to Live that shot right where they are in New York City at the ABC studios on 66th and 67th street.

Watch Nathan talk his early career and more with the ladies of The View below.  Then, let us know what you think about the sentiments he share from his time at One Life to Live via the comment section.

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Y&R’s Thad Luckinbill To Produce ‘Postscript’ The Film Adaptation of Sequel To “P.S. I Love You”

We all know that Thad Luckinbill (Ex-J.T Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless) wears many hats in the entertainment industry.  He acts, he writes, he produces, he sings … is there anything that this talented guy doesn’t do?

Now comes word that Luckinbill’s production company (with his brother Trent and Molly Smith), Black Label Media, in conjunction with Alcon Entertainment, has secured the rights to the the novel Postscript and will turn it into a motion picture.

Postscript is the recently released sequel to Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 debut novel, P.S. I Love You.  The original movie starred two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank as Holly who loses her husband tragically when he dies from a brain tumor.  Then, a grieving Holly discovers that her husband has left behind 10 letters designed to help Holly overcome her sorrow and transition to a new life.

According to Deadline, who broke the news of this film deal: In, Postscript (which hit book stores this week in the U.S.) the story picks up Holly seven years after her husband’s death with Holly having peacefully moved on with her life.  However, when Holly’s sister asks her to tell the story of the “PS, I Love You” letters on her podcast — she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. Soon after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they’re terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones.”

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According to a report here, Swank will reprise her role as Holly in the new movie.

Luckinbill’s Black Label Media recently produced the war movie, 12 Strong in which he co-stared, while he was also one of the producers on the hit movie, La La Land.

Intrigued to see how Postscript turns out? Wish Thad would return as. J. T to Y&R for a another stint? Comment below.

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