The Bold and the Beautiful Alum Scott Turner Schofield Discusses Being an "Accidental Activist"

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A Daytime Emmy nominee for his work on Studio City, The Bold and the Beautiful alum Scott Turner Schofield (ex-Nick) opened up to People magazine about his activism and TV work. He became the first openly trans male actor to appear on daytime TV with his B&B role.

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In 2015, he debuted as the first openly trans male actor on daytimeWhen going on auditions, Schofield admitted he regularly debates discussing his identity with casting directors

He shared:

People can say, ‘I know that you weren't always a man, I can't see you as a man now,’ or getting parts and people saying, ‘Well, you only got that because you're trans,’ not because I'm talented.

Schofield reflected on J.K. Rowling's recent transphobic comments:

Why would you be one of the richest women on earth and come for us? That really says something about her that's ugly. She could have gone through life, and everyone would still believe that she made the universe a more magical place.

He discussed becoming an "accidental activist" for trans rights, sharing:

People are right to think that being trans is a difficult experience. When your existence — your presence in public, your ability to go to the bathroom outside of your home, your right to healthcare and a job without legal discrimination against you — is up for public debate all the time, it is very hard to get out of bed and look in the mirror and feel good about yourself.