The gorgeous Adain Bradley, who plays Xander Avant in The Bold and the Beautiful on Eva (DStv channel 141), spoke to DRUM exclusively about what it’s like to work on one of the longest-running soapies in the world.
Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful were thrilled when Adain Bradley joined the cast recently. Not only was there a fresh new storyline, the talented actor brings some youthful energy to the show, even more so when his character teams up with Emma Barber (played by Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux).
After being raised in the UK, Adain returned to the country of his birth and is enjoying some success in Hollywood at the moment, having also recently starred in Riverdale. We asked him to tell us a bit more about his experiences on the The Bold and the Beautiful, and he didn’t hold back.
Tell us about Xander, what do you like and dislike most about the character?
That’s not how I think about approaching a character that I play. If you dislike your character, the result won’t be very fun for anyone to watch. I can describe Xander, though. He’s ambitious, smart and talented. He’s a good guy. He has heart and he usually does the right thing. He fancies himself a little bit of a ladies’ man. He’s looking for romance and he’s open to relationships, but maybe not ready to commit. He’s more of a guy who’s interested in dating around, playing the field and seeing who’s out there. He’s an Avant – Maya’s cousin, the nephew of Julius, her father. He’s using his connections to get established in a job in Los Angeles and is new to LA from London. His past might follow him, though!
How did you go about preparing for the role?
I watched The Bold and the Beautiful and did some research about the Avant family. The British part I just got naturally, as I’m from there.
How intense is it working on a daily soap?
It can be very intense. We shoot two, sometimes up to three, episodes a day, that’s a lot of lines (laughs)!
Can you tell us what a day on set is like?
It varies from day to day, but typically it starts with rehearsals and blocking, then straight into hair and makeup so you’re ready to be called for your scene.
You and Nia worked closely together. What was that like?
Nia is awesome! We always had a great time, even on the longer days.
What role/type of character would you love to play?
This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard this but, I want to play a superhero so bad!
How do you like to spend your free time?
I watch anything sports-related, especially basketball.
What type of music do you like listening to?
A little bit of everything, but mostly hip-hop.
Have you visited Africa? Would you like to?
No, but I would love to. It’s certainly on my travel list once the world goes back to normal.
Catch The Bold and the Beautiful weekdays on Eva (DStv channel 141) at 5.30pm and 11.30pm, with an omnibus on Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 12pm.