As the latest cast member on The Bold and the Beautiful, Texas Battle recently talked about what it's been like to join such a long-running drama.
On winning the part on The Bold and the Beautiful: My agent told me there was a part [being cast] on The Bold and the Beautiful. We had no idea what it was, but I was excited because my Mom watches The Bold and the Beautiful and I knew that it was not only one of the top shows in America, but #1 worldwide. I met with the casting director. [She] had me read a scene from a previous episode.
Texas Battle now stars on The Bold and the Beautiful.
The character was a guy named Brandon. Then I came back and met with [headwriter and Executive Producer] Brad Bell and [Supervising Producer] Rhonda Friedman. That was when I found out that I was going to play a son looking for his mother. I was very excited that The Bold and the Beautiful was developing a storyline for an African-American character.
At the screen test I met Jennifer Gareis [Donna.] I was surprised because I had assumed that [Marcus’s] Mom would be African-American. I was like, you mean this beautiful blue eyed blonde is going to be my Mom?! I knew that this storyline was going to be a trip. Let the drama begin!
Battle also revealed pieces of a The Bold and the Beautiful spoiler...On how the Forresters will react when they find out Marcus is Donna’s son: When Steffi Forrester finds out Marcus is Donna’s son, there’s not just going to be fireworks. There’s going to be eruptions. There’s going to be hot, molten lava. Marcus is a nice guy. But you don’t violate a man’s privacy.
Marcus is going to snap a little bit. Marcus and Pam, they’ll [become] rivals. Ridge is going to have a strong reaction to the situation. Marcus hadn’t understood why Donna wants to keep [his existence] a big secret. But seeing how these Forresters act, that they’re spoiled, bitter people, he starts to understand.