Walking to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is routine for actor Scott Turner Schofield who only lives a few blocks away. The landmark inspires him as he dreams of one day having his own star.
Schofield is a trans man and he's nominated for a Daytime Emmy as an "Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Drama Series" for his work as Max on the show "Studio City," which airs on Amazon Prime.
"The hard work that they had to do, the dreams that they make come true and that is totally possible for me, even though not one of these stars belongs to a person like me," Schofield said, while looking at the stars.
The nod is historic as he's the first trans man to be nominated for any acting Emmy — daytime or primetime.
"I get to always be an Emmy-nominated actor," Schofield said. "That means a lot to me personally, like a jury of my peers voted for me, that I was a good actor."
But as much as he's an actor — he's also an activist seeking to uplift the transgender community.
By using his platform, he wants to be visible to young kids who question their gender identity and feel like they don't belong like he once did.
"I never saw another person like me, I never saw a transgender man, until the Oscar-winning movie 'Boys Don't Cry,' where this transgender man is brutally assaulted and murdered," he said.
While representation in the entertainment industry remains low for the transgender community, Schofield is also lending his hand to the cause as a trans consultant for shows such as HBO's "Euphoria" and HBO Max's "Legendary." He helps guide writers and producers from script to screen, he said.
"You know everybody wants to tell the story right, so I help them with that, because there's only expertise that you have from living it," he said.
The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards aired Friday — two days before the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and in the month marking the 50th anniversary of Pride and in a year when Black Lives Matter is requiring that people pay attention.
"Trans men are Black, they're white, they're Latinx," he said. "We're all different types of people, and we're worth paying attention to."