WATCH: The Talk's Akbar Gbajabiamila on his The Bold and the Beautiful gig: "I was so nervous!"

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:04:14 AM
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The Bold and the Beautiful took center stage on The Talk, where co-host Akbar Gbajabiamila dished on his guest appearance alongside Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton).

The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton) appeared on the Monday, January 17, episode of The Talk, where they chatted with Akbar Gbajabiamila about his guest appearance on the CBS soap opera.

Gbajabiamila plays a Forrester executive named Max in the Tuesday, January 18, episode, and the talk show co-host/NFL star admits he had hella anxiety about filming his scenes until his B&B co-stars stepped in to soothe his jitters.

"I came in there, nervous as heck," he reveals. "I grew up watching stories, and I was so nervous, but then Thorsten came in and said, 'We've got this. Let's go into this break room [and rehearse].' So, we went in the break room and just rehearsed it... and then my man Lawrence comes in, and they were just so chill about it, and I was like, 'Why are they so chill?' Other than, of course, they do this for a living!"

Gbajabiamila recalls that they continued to rehearse in the makeup room, and "before you know it, they had me comfortable! And then we just went in there, and I did that one scene, the first scene in one take, and I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, I think I can do this!'"

As for whether or not Max will be a regularly appearing character on B&B, Kaye jokes that he's not sure if the Forrester exec will be a regular, but he hinted that perhaps Max and Carter could be rivals in the future, to which a surprised Gbajabiamila enthuses, "Oh, yes! Sign me up!"

Check out Kaye and Saint-Lawrence's appearance on The Talk below, and let us know what you think about Gbajabiamila's work on B&B in the Comments section at the end of the article.

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