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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!!!

Rose
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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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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EP Ken Corday Shares Favorite All-Time DAYS Storyline Is Marlena’s Possession

While in Australia, Ken Corday, the executive producer of Days of our Lives, sat down for an interviews segment on 9Now’s Today Extra to talk about the rich history and enduring success of the long-running NBC daytime drama series, which is about to celebrate yet another anniversary in just a few short weeks on November 8th.

During the conversation, Ken was asked about his all-time favorite storyline, or if he had a frontrunner within the wealth of twist, turns, romances, adventure, and drama that has been part of the town of Salem for over five and a half decades.  Corday expressed that he did have a frontrunner … and that is was Marlena being possessed by the devil from the mid-90’s.

 

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Ken told the Today Extra hosts: ‘When we took Deidre Hall, the lovely Marlena Evans, and had her possessed by the devil. It was right out of The Exorcist!’

The EP also admitted at first he was reticent to tell the story:  “I first said, ‘No, you’re mad this will never work!’ But we did it for a few weeks, and the story was meant to play out and then end at Christmas, but it ended up going on until Easter.”

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That plot came from the mind of the late soap scribe, James Reilly, and had gone through many twists from when John Black (Drake Hogestyn) was a priest in one of that character’s many incarnations, and at the time, it was John who has to perform that exorcism on the woman he loved, after Stefano (the late Joe Mascolo) left Marlena vulnerable for demonic forces to enter her body.

There was the bed levitating, the yellow eyes, and more, along with Deidre Hall’s great performance, that made this one of the more spectacular soap opera tales ever told on daytime.   In fact, over the weekend, Hall commented on Corday’s choice tweeting:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself!!”

So, would you vote for Marlena’s possession as your top all-time Days story .. or do you have another pick that you think ranks at the top? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Dynasty

DYNASTY Ups Four To Series Regulars As Season Three Kicks-Off

Just in time for the start of the new season of CWs deliciously wicked soap reboot of Dynasty! News on Friday has that four members of the cast have been upped to series regular, meaning they will be pivotal in story and see a lot more screen time.

According to Deadline:  the third actress to play Cristal Jennings, Daniella Alonso, who debuts tonight in the season three opener has been made series regular. Along with the previously recurring: Michael Michele (Dominique Devereaux), Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington) and Adam Huber (Liam), who have now been upped to major cast status.

Additionally, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) seemed to have taken over the the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.  Is this going to be a doppelgänger story, or not? Time will tell.

The new season gets underway with new showrunner Josh Reims, and Sallie Patrick staying on as an executive producer.

CW’s Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap of the same name, the series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Glad to hear Sam, Adam, Michael and Daniella are series regulars for season three? Watch what happens tonight beginning at 9PMEST on the CW.

 

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