Move over, The Bachelor -- UnREAL isbreaking through TV boundaries this season. While the ABC reality dating series has been on the air for 20 seasons, they've never featured an African-American man (or woman!) in the titular role.
But UnREAL is shaking things up on the small screen with their newest Everlasting suitor, Darius Hill, played by Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor B.J. Britt.
"I didn't know about the show until I auditioned for it, but I did my homework," Britt dished to ET. "I was only going to watch one or two episodes, then I ended up watching the whole season through."
Britt revealed that it was "an honor" to be cast in such a groundbreaking role. "It just shows diversity and it's great to be able to step into a role and be the first of anything – especially the first black suitor," he said. "We're going talk about racial things through pop cultural-type kind of ways, which makes it easier to talk about [heavy subjects] on entertainment."
Despite his excitement for the role, Britt admitted that he felt "a lot of pressure" to nail the character of Darius Hill because, unlike the onscreen Suitor, the 34-year-old actor does not consider himself to be a particularly smooth in his real dating life.
"Stepping into that role was interesting because I'm not a ladies' man at all. Seriously -- at all," the actor confessed with a laugh. "This character, however, is, so I'm learning from him. I'm learning the game, so to speak. I'm learning how to juggle women."
For more scoop on what's ahead on UnREAL -- including the newest crop of ladies! -- press play on our video above and tune into our exclusive chat with stars Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby below!
Season two of UnREAL premieres Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime!