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B&B's Karla Mosley Talks On The Responsibility Of Playing A Trans Character With SO POPULAR's Janet Mock!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Karla Mosley (Maya Avant) appeared today on MSNBC’s So Popular hosted by American writer, transgender rights activist, author and the former staff editor of People magazine’s website, Janet Mock!

In an intriguing conversation, Mosley is put to the test by Mock, and the questions she pulled from fans who wanted to know more about how The Bold and the Beautiful and Mosley intend to do justice and tell Maya’s story.

Mosley also did address the plot point from a few years back where Maya was supposed to have had a baby and as Karla explains it,  it does, “connect the dots” for her.  Addressing the issues, and concerns, and excited about the future of this story, plus telling Mock that B&B will bring on transgender actors and characters to fill in and help round out the story made for an interesting chat.

Watch Karla and Janet discuss the secret story bombshell that has everyone talking after the jump.  Then, let us know if you are exciting to see Maya’s journey, the conflict with the character on the CBS daytime drama series, and if you hope she comes out of all of this an even stronger woman who isn’t afraid to share her truth.

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Enjoyed this peek into the storyline and i really thought that was a woman she was talking to and not a transgendered male who really is a woman now….but @MichaelFairman…thank goodness i have cable and MSNBC because that video above was taking FOREVER to load..and it’s STILL trying to LOL…and you introduced me to that part of MSNBC because it’s certainly not on demand but i will be checking it out every now and then…so ….THANKS!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

GO RACHEL MADDOW….I LOVE HER…so sad for RonanFarrow tho…he was a bit boorish!!!

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Rose

Quite honestly this is a subject I wasn’t very familiar with. But from what I can see Karla and the writers are handling it with great sensitivity instead of cliches you might see coming out of certain segments of society or pop culture. But the threat of prejudice is still there since Maya’s sister is holding the secret over Maya’s head.

I must admit I think Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (coincidentally a soap opera setting) and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot, both dressing up and pretending to be women, was amusing. I was just naive enough to not realize this is real life for some people.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Here’s a little trivia: the very first transgender soap character appeared in the 1970s on the very shortlived syndicated serial ‘All That Glitters’ and played by a pre-Dallas Linda Grey! To see a very realistically written soap opera transgender character and the problems she faced when people found out and with discrimination google Hayley Cropper of the British soap Coronation Street— tptb at B&B want to do a powerful, well done transgender storyline need to read the Hayley Cropper struggle for acceptance in a world of hate and discrimination!!!

Eden
Eden

Absobloodylutely, jimh! Our Hayley was brilliant and I do hope those at B&B take the time to study her story!
BTW…you mentioned a chat site for Corrie. I have been looking for you and cannot seem to find it. Would you mind sharing so we can possibly have a good natter about Corrie some time?
I will have to look up ‘ALL THAT GLITTERS’. I remember the title but have never seen the programme. I adore Linda Grey!
Cheers and best regards X

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its Corrie.net The Coronation Street fan website….i sent this before but i dont know if you got it or not—it didnt appear when i replied…hope you find it—its great!!!

Eden
Eden

Hiya m8! jimh…just wanted you to know that I left a ‘hello’ message to you on Corrie.net a bit ago. Hope you see it! I forgot about the chat portion of Corrie.net. I have been there before reading up on some of the classic episodes from the past from time to time. Take care! Cheers! Eden X

Leo
Leo

Janet Mock is cray-cray! Watch out, Karla!

lizzy
lizzy

I must apologize but I now feel I am too old for soaps. The transgender issue isn’t the problem for me. It’s the fact that Maya has never told Rick and I just can’t stand the sister. My own sister and myself have been thru some pretty rough times but this blackmail thing is way over the line. I’m also way way over Brooke and her problems and coming between Deacon and Quinn (not that I have any great love for either of them) but whatever Brooke gets out of interfering in one relationship too many is well deserved. I must admit for the past week I have been fast forwarding thru most of the show. I hope they (the writers) don’t break up Ridge and Caroline as she is way too good for Rick. No matter what Ridge has done before I would hate to see him back with Brooke.

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Stephen Nichols On His DAYS Return As Stefano: “I Knew I Didn’t Want To Be A Cheap Imitation.”

By now, Days of our Lives fans have witnessed that the heralded return of longtime favorite, Stephen Nichols came with a twist.  When Nichols re-emerged on the canvas, he was now playing Stefano DiMera, but in the face and body of what seems to be Steve “Patch” Johnson.

Nichols, who along with Mary Beth Evans, have been known as enduring supercouple Patch and Kayla, and now they find themselves in the Salem time jump in a different set of circumstances,  First of all, Kayla is romantically involved with Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), and Nichols returned as Stefano and is in ca-hoots with Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso).

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In an interview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Stephen opens up about taking on the classic soap villain role made famous by the late, great Joe Mascolo.

Nichols admitted there was some trepidation taking on and in approaching how to portray the role: “It was daunting and a major challenge to take on. I knew I didn’t want to be a cheap imitation. I wanted to get Stefano’s essence.”

In preparing for his new journey on DAYS, Nichols noted: “I watched the master, Joe Mascolo.  I got lots of videos of Stefano. Stefano in every mode: Manipulating, laughing, Stefano with the ladies, with his children, and, of course, Stefano raging.”

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So, what have you thought of Stephen as Stefano thus far?  What do you think of the plot twist? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Justin Hartley Scores Supporting Actor In a Drama Series Nod As 25th Annual Critics Choice Nominations Unveiled

And the nominees are … so say the film and TV critics … in the just announced 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards.  The winners will be announced during a live ceremony airing Sunday, January 12 on The CW beginning at 7PMEST/6PMCST.

In the television categories, This Is Us came up with several key nominations including: being in the running for Best Drama Series, and in addition, Justin Hartley (Ex-Y&R, Revenge, Passions) nabbed a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nomination for his performance as Kevin Pearson in the NBC drama series,

Hartley’s on-screen brother, Sterling K, Brown received recognition in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall.  In addition, Susan Kelechi Watson scored a nomination for her work as Randall’s wife, Beth in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

In an interesting first, The Kelly Clarkson Show received a nomination in the Best Talk Show category and is the only one in the running from daytime, all the rest in the pack are from primetime or late night.

Downton Abbey: The Movie scored in the film categories in Best Production and Costume Design.

Click here for the official list of all the nominations in the film and TV categories competing for the Critics Choice Awards 2020.

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Now below, let us know what you think of Justin’s nomination as well as his cast mates from This Is Us in the comment section.

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Caroll Spinney, Legendary Sesame Street Puppeteer Behind Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch, Dead At 85

More sorrowful news on Sunday.  Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch,died today,  at the age 85 at his home in Connecticut.  Spinney has been suffering from dystonia for quite some time.

For the body of his life’s work, Spinney received many significant honors.  He was the recipient of four Daytime Emmy awards, as well as the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, the Library of Congress’ Living Legend Award, two Grammy awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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The Sesame Street workshop put on this press release upon his passing: “Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending. His enormous talent and outsized heart were perfectly suited to playing the larger-than-life yellow bird who brought joy to generations of children and countless fans of all ages around the world, and his lovably cantankerous grouch gave us all permission to be cranky once in a while.

Welcomed to Sesame Street by Jim Henson, Caroll thrived under a mentorship that led to a decades-long great friendship. Caroll’s unparalleled career saw Big Bird visit China with Bob Hope, dance with the Rockettes, be celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a U.S. postage stamp, and named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. A favorite highlight for Caroll was conducting symphony orchestras and performing with them across the United States, Australia, and China, allowing him to personally connect with families everywhere through the music of Sesame Street. Caroll Spinney gave something truly special to the world. With deepest admiration, Sesame Workshop is proud to carry his memory – and his beloved characters – into the future. Our hearts go out to Caroll’s beloved wife, Debra, and all of his children and grandchildren.

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Sesame Street co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney said of her longtime colleague and friend, “Caroll Spinney’s contributions to Sesame Street are countless. He not only gave us Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, he gave so much of himself as well. We at Sesame Workshop mourn his passing and feel an immense gratitude for all he has given to Sesame Street and to children around the world.”

Share your thoughts on the passing of Caroll Spinney and his tremendous contribution for bringing to life for children young and old, Big Bird, and Oscar the Crouch and more.

But first, watch Barbara Walters present Spinney with the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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