Fans who miss Pierson Fodé as Thomas Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL will now have the chance to get up-close and personal with the Emmy-nominated actor! Just enter the “Make a Scene” competition on the 8secondz app, and if he judges your submission the winner, you can enjoy a one-on-one mentoring session via Skype, Google Hangouts, or good old-fashioned telephone!
“It’s actually a really cool platform,” Fodé told Soaps In Depth of the new app. “It’s kind of like Vine, but if you could interact with the followers a bit more hands-on. So I created a competition and it’s about who creates the best pick-up line or recreates their favorite version of a pick-up line. And then from there, I pick out the top two winners and we’re able to do a live interaction and mentor them and give them hands-on feedback. That’s something that I totally would’ve wanted as a kid or just anybody interacting with some form of celebrity.”
The catch is that you only have eight seconds to make your statement! “So that’s kind of one of the main challenges,” the actor confided. “So it helps you kind of be a little more creative in making it, rather than just creating an hour-long YouTube video. This sets the canvas for what you have to create.”
Not only did Fodé conceive of this as a way to offer his fans some advice on breaking into acting, he also wanted to interact with them. “I feel like a lot of times being on a TV show or even through social media,” he mused, “it feels like there’s a wall between us. And it’s the first time that I think I was able to get a chance to be a little more hands-on and be a little more face-to-face with my fans. And also get them involved in something that they may be passionate about as far as the arts and fine arts programs. It’s kind of a fun way to not only give back, but also interact.”
The contest is currently running, but you only have until 2 pm EST on Saturday, March 31, to submit your entry and only one entry per user will be permitted. The 8secondz app is free to download, posted videos are free to view, and it is also free to vote. So get creative and get to chat with Fodé — Good luck!
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