'Survivor' fan favorite makes daytime debut
Malcolm Freberg happy to guest on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
"Survivor" finalist Malcolm Freberg has been tapped to guest star on CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." The fan-favorite fourth runner-up from the past season of "Survivor: Philippines" will be showing off his acting skills when he appears on the Feb. 13 episode of the long-running drama.
Freberg, a former bartender from Hermosa Beach, California, was apprehensive about his scripted TV debut, telling TV Guide that he was worried the cast wouldn't be too keen on working with a reality TV star. He explains, "I was really nervous showing up at 'B&B' -- and not just because my only other acting experience was playing Ben Franklin back in fifth grade. I thought the cast was going to hate me because they're a bunch of pros, and this looks like a publicity stunt. But everyone was warm and wonderful. They made it really easy for me."
Incidentally, Freberg's soap debut comes the same day as the "Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites" premiere. Freberg was given a second chance to claim the $1 million prize. But even though he's gone through the treacherous island life twice in one year, he insists he prefers the Hollywood actor's lifestyle. He explains, "I'll take acting anytime. I got to do 'B&B' wearing actual clothes. The studio is climate-controlled. They fed me. It's so much nicer than Survivor!"
"Survivor" returns Wednesday, Feb. 13, on CBS.