If you didn’t know the name Pierson Fodé before, you certainly did after watching CBS Daytime’s new promos. In the new spot dubbed "Not Safe For Daytime: Bold and Delicious," Fodé strips off his shirt to reveal his fit physique.
The video takes a comical turn when he douses himself with a bottle of water and then bites into a messy burger that drips all over his ripped abs and tight jeans.
SheKnows got the inside scoop from Fodé in an email interview about his role on The Bold and the Beautiful and those hot new promos that have daytime fans excited about his presence on the show.
"I ended up eating two burgers, one for the actual shoot and then one once I finished shooting because I was hungry," he says to SheKnows. "It got an amazing reaction from fans! Look out, Carl’s Jr.!"
It isn’t easy to come into a daytime role that has been played by multiple actors, but that’s exactly what Fodé did when he joined B&B as Thomas Forrester in July 2015. He made an immediate impact with fresh storylines, but admits that it was challenging to jump into the role.
"The most challenging part of the role has been gathering all the history and relationships Thomas has had with people on the show." he explains. "It’s important to stay true to the script within those barriers while at the same time making Thomas my own."
His first day on set was his favorite moment this year because he "had no idea what to expect and everyone was super welcoming."
While the B&B cast embraced him with open arms, he also reveals that the whole cast is hilarious, but watch out for Darin Brooks because he is "the biggest prankster." Even though the actors have fun on the set, the job is one Fodé takes very seriously.
"The biggest misconception on soaps is that our job is easy," he says. "Having had a fairly diverse film background, I can say this is the most challenging job I've done."
Fodé is also ready to see his character develop on different levels in the coming year without Thomas losing his rebel-without-a-cause attitude.
"I’d like to see him in a new light; stepping into fatherhood and learning to deal with his feelings for women in general in a healthy way… but still being a bit of a rogue," Fodé shares.
That edginess in his portrayal is what helped garner his first nomination for a Daytime Emmy. It’s a moment he is truly relishing.
"The nomination has meant more than anything," he says. "It's been a huge blessing to get recognized for years of hard work and being relentless in achieving my dreams."
No matter what happens at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday, Fodé has one big goal on his bucket list.
"Climb to the top of Everest,” he says.
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