The Bold Type's Stephen Conrad Moore talks missed opportunities in season 5

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Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform

The Bold Type is currently airing its fifth and final season.

Kat (Aisha Dee), Sutton (Meghann Fahy) and Jane (Katie Stevens) are at the centre of the comedy-drama, as they navigate their careers and personal lives in New York.

Oliver Grayson (Stephen Conrad Moore) is the fashion leader at Scarlet magazine, while he's also a mentor to Sutton and quickly became a permanent fixture on the show.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Moore explained what it was like working on The Bold Type. He also mentioned what he wishes would have happened to Oliver if the series were to continue beyond season five.

Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform

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Moore said: "I'm grateful that I got to tell this story of this queer, same-gender loving, Black character, and all his imperfections – to be a part of that canon on screen.

"I'm starting off with gratitude that we even got renewed for season two. And I'm really grateful that we got to know that this was our last season, instead of it being pulled out from under us.

"But that said, there are so many more avenues that I wish I could've gone down with my character. I realise that this isn't necessarily, maybe, the platform for that. You get to see more of Oliver outside of the workspace, and even inside the workspace you get to see more dimensions of him, and more of his personality, his life, etcetera."

Photo credit:  Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD aTVfest 2020
Photo credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD aTVfest 2020

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Speaking about the show's ending, Moore said that it was "bittersweet" but added that he was "grateful" for the opportunity.

Moore also revealed that if The Bold Type returned in some capacity, he'd like to see Oliver's love life explored more.

"Oliver is kind of like this walnut. There is this exterior that's hard, but there's a tree that's waiting to bloom out of it, especially surrounding his love life. He's definitely a man very much still in his prime, navigating New York City and single life, looking for love," Moore explained.

Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform

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"There were glimpses of him being vulnerable. He's been great at helping Sutton, and ushering her onto her Mr Right, and giving advice to everybody else. And you do get to see more of that, for sure."

He continued: "But for the audience to really get to journey with him; to see him be vulnerable; to see him have anticipation and hope, and be let down, and to find love, and to find Black love – you know, find love with another Black man, and to get his happy ending; to get his Mr Right."

Moore added that he'd also like to continue seeing Oliver share his perspectives with people and educate them about race.

The Bold Type airs on Freeform in the US or Amazon Prime Video and Netflix in the UK.

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