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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!!

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

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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… Read more »

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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!!!

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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)
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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!!!

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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

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

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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… Read more »

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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