The Avant family grew by one when Adain Bradley joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Alexander Avant in June of 2018. The actor might be familiar to viewers of RIVERDALE, as he played Trev Brown in two episodes of The CW series’ first season. He also appeared in the online series MR. STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT along with GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Haley Pullos (Molly). Bradley was born in Kansas, but raised in the United Kingdom, so was able to use his natural accent since his character was also raised in England. (Although he has since switched to an American accent.)
Xander is Julius’ nephew, making him Maya’s cousin. He arrived in Los Angeles looking to make a fresh start in America and was hired as an intern at Forrester Creations. He soon became smitten and started a romance with fellow intern Emma, but then his ex, Zoe Buckingham, showed up and it was clear she was what he’d been trying to get away from. She was still dangerously obsessed with Xander, and immediately set about trying to steal him away from Emma. Having been hired to model for Forrester, Zoe arranged for Xander to also become one of the models so they could spend more time together (often half-naked!).
Although Emma initially tried to put up a fight for Xander, it was difficult because she didn’t want to have sex until she was ready while Zoe was happy to give the guy anything he wanted. Over time, Zoe turned her obsession down a few notches and started acting relatively normal, and Emma backed off, leaving Xander free to date his ex again. The two even challenged each other to change the way they talk, with both of them adopting American accents.
Xander didn’t have a whole lot to do for a while until he found himself wrapped up in the baby switch storyline when he overheard Zoe and Flo talking about how Hope’s baby was still alive. Insisting that it was cruel to keep this from Hope, Xander rushed off to stop her from annulling her marriage to Liam and tell the couple the shocking truth but was stopped by Thomas who wanted to keep Hope in the dark for his own purposes. But after Emma died in a car crash, Xander discovered evidence that indicated Thomas had caused her “accident” and set about proving the guy is a killer. But when Thomas threatened his life and Zoe refused to listen to reason, Xander gave up and quit his job at Forrester!
Stay tuned to see how Xander’s storyline continues, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!