The Bold and the Beautiful Casts Transgender Actor as Maya's Mentor

Bold and the Beautiful Transgender Mentor

The Bold and the Beautiful‘s recently-revealed-as-transgender character had help making the transition from Myron to Maya; pretty soon, we’ll meet the man who was there to show her the way.

Transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield will make his TV debut as Maya’s bestie, Nick, in the May 8 episode of the CBS soap, TVLine has confirmed.

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Schofield, who speaks and writes about diversity, became acquainted with the show when it asked for his recommendations of transgender actors to flesh out its headline-making storyline starring Karla Mosley. Though he was surprised when he received an invitation to audition, the New York Daily News reports, he nabbed the part.

Nick and Maya know each other from “when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is,” Schofield tells the Daily News, adding that Nick will “remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is.”

The actor, who has taped six episodes so far, explains that he’ll be around when “things start to happen and discrimination mounts, so [Maya] can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself.”

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  1. No1RealWolfy says:

    I think this is a winderful & educationaladdition to the Maya/transgender SL on B&B. Brad Bell is trying to handle things right & not make fun or sensationalize the story. He’s doing a great job so far, and Karla Mosley (Maya) and the cast of B&B are amaxing in their roles. I look forward to the addition of Nick as played by Scott Turner Schofield. “Break a leg,” all.

    • B says:

      How is this done well? Why not use a likable character in the first place? People dislike Maya & Rick more than ever and I think this was poorly done. This is no excuse for her being the conniving golddigger that she is. I think it’s a badly done way of getting ratings. It could have been handled so much better.

    • kim Lee says:

      I agree. The story line is right. I hope Rick & Myra stay together.

  2. kelly says:

    why she was not white? I through as a black person with a white person this will show how different races love and cherish each other and to show the unity among each other. This I am getting lost, or to overcome how different families view different races in their family.I did glad that they did show different races being In love but this is not normal .

  3. La Quetta Ray says:

    Bold has gone too far. Rick will get what he deserves when the truth about Maya come out. He has always been a jerk just as the actor played on All My Children. He thinks he deserves his position because he’s a biological Forester, even though his mother has slept with anyone last name Forester. He did Carolyn wrong, she and Ridge just kissed when he started sleeping with Maya. He has to be an idiot not to be able to tell the difference,between a real woman and a fake one. Bold has gone too far saying it’s OK to change your sex to the outside world. GOD makes no mistakes, when born a male you are a male and belong with a female and vice versa.

  4. evelyn says:

    I think the reversal role is in poor taste.

  5. rosie says:

    Tired of this storyline ratings will ho down be realistic about what hapoens

  6. rosie says:

    God created man and woman not doctors. They must be ashamed if you can’t tell who you really are

    • bubbles says:

      I’m pretty sure genetics and cell division make you a make or female not God. Have you looked up or,did any research on transgender maybe you should.

  7. dtarlton says:

    Maya and rick should stay together. Whose idea was it to make her a transgender. Was not good enough to be with him.

  8. dtarlton says:

    Can’t wait to see how this plays out, so I can stop watching.

  9. Barb says:

    Maya and Rick’s relationship is a joke. The writers tried to make this duo the love story of the century, but they failed. They show the couple acting stupid and childish all the time. Don’t ever see either one of them working, yet the company is doing great, huh? Sick of the storyline. Let it end with these two ousted!

  10. Bettie Alford says:

    Won’t watch anymore along with the rest of my family and friends. Let someone else save the world. To use Jenner as an example is ridiculous. He’s fooling everyone while simply playing a new different part in his life since he’s old and needs to find another way to make money. He found it and laughs all the way to the bank. Wake up people!!