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Karla Mosley On Maya's Transgender Reveal: "Many Thanks To Patrick Mulcahey For The Beautiful Words In This & The Last Episode …"

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Monday, The Bold and the Beautiful officially turned 28-years-old, and illustrating it is trying to reflect the times we live in, the series continued its cliffhanger from last Wednesday (the show was preempted by the College Basketball championships), where in a stunning reveal, viewers learn that the character they have come to know as Maya Avant was actually born Myron Avant. The bombshell came courtesy of Maya’s younger sister Nicole, who had the information from a birth certificate and then got Maya to admit the truth on today’s pick-up.

In another nuanced and touching performance by Karla Mosley, who is knocking it of the park, as well as soap newcomer Reign Edwards, more was explained leaving more questions to Maya’s tormented past and quest to be her authentic self as a woman.

Today, during the CBS broadcast of B&B, Mosley took to Twitter to thank one of the greatest soap writers of our time, Patrick Mulcahey for writing the on point dialog on last week’s and today’s episode when she related:  “Many thanks to Patrick Mulcahey for the beautiful words in this & the last episode… & the late night phone calls. & wacky emails. &…And also to Mike Stitch, Ed Scott & all the amazing crew, directors & producers. #BoldandBeautiful #BandB28

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TV Line also chatted with Mosley to get her thoughts on Maya’s past, where he actress admitted the transgender twist filled in a lot of gaps for her:  “This information about Maya really connects dots for me. The reasons that she has spontaneously let Caroline win in the past or decided so quickly to marry Carter and then decided so quickly to completely screw up that relationship, I think it all has to do with her fear that Rick is going to reject her when he finds out the truth. And her fear of having to disclose — because I don’t think that she’s ever been in a relationship like this… I think in all of her past relationships, people have known already. Or it was something that wasn’t gonna last. So she suddenly found herself in this relationship that could possibly last with a man with whom she’s been very honest. Other than this, Maya is honest to a fault. She’s just terrified, on some level.”

So, what did you think of the writing of the scenes today and last week between Maya and Nicole? What did you think of Karla Mosley and Reign Edwards performances? Are you intrigued to know more of Maya’s back-story and how it will impact her future with Rick (Jacob Young)? Comment below!

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Carolyn
Carolyn

Very moving episode. It gave me a reason to like watching a character who had previously become more and more distasteful due to her incredibly obnoxious behavior, feeding into Rick’s insecurities.

Karen
Karen

I couldn’t agree with you more.
I had a real dislike for Maya’s character, almost to the point of not wanting to watch any of here scenes with Rick. Yesterday’s episode was very touching Karla did a great job and actually had me feeling sorry for her. How do you think Rick will react?

Carolyn
Carolyn

Rick has been so OOC lately I couldn’t predict anything at this point. What’s your guess?

Roberta
Roberta

When B&B first revealed that Maya was transgender, I was sure it would be a farce. Then both the writing and Karla’s acting took it to a level that gave it substance. It also revealed a lot of perspective from someone who is transgender. Karla’s facial expressions, body language and skilled delivery provide a performance worth watching.

Robert
Robert

The dialogue written by Patrick, from Monday’s episode between the actresses who play Maya and Nicole was brilliant! their acting shine , I was near tears watching their heartbreaking scenes ,as Maya try to explain what life was like for her being trapped in the wrong body. Karla Mosley, better win a Emmy for this new development in her character because in this episode alone, she played Maya with so many emotions, but also with a quiet dignity and strength. I know there will be more meaty scenes to come, especially with Rick and I have no doubt Karla and the writers will brihertheir A game.

carol smith
carol smith

Rick will pop his cork! He will go back to caroline

Mr. Moonlight
Mr. Moonlight

I am a huge supporter of opening people’s minds through strong’ thought-provoking storylines.” But sorry, folks, B&B jumped the shark on this one. Are we, longtime fans, supposed to forget the circumstances when Maya came to tte show? She was just out of prison and learned her daughter had been killed in a car accident!! How would that make sense with this ridiculous new storyline? And why not use an actual transgender actor for this storyline? It is a great idea, badly executed. Shamefully missed opportunity.

Sward
Sward

Perhaps it’s his daughter when he was still Myron (mother unknown). I’m sure they will explain this. A lot of back-story is yet to be told.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

I don’t watch B&B, but my neighbor down the street does.She told me about this big transgender reveal on B&B. My neighbor was NOT happy about it! She said the show had “gone crazy” . (Her words, not mine.). It remains to be seen whether or not she will continue to watch the show. One thing is for sure, my neighbor is not a happy B&B fan right now!

lizzy
lizzy

Me Too

Derrick
Derrick

Loving this already!

Mo
Mo

I thought it was well acted and well written. I am interested to know more about Maya’s backstory, such as her daughter.

Meanwhile, Katie is questioning if Rick wants to have kids with Maya. LOL

Can’t wait for Rick to find out. I don’t know that he will be down with it.

Michael
Michael

As an openly gay man myself, I am finding that the dialogue on this particular storyline has been top notch and on point. I am so impressed with B&B right now with their writing and the phenomenal acting that Karla Mosley (Maya) and Reign Edwards (Nicole) are doing with this storyline. If B&B really keeps up the good work with this storyline, I can see them winning their 4th Outstanding Drama Series in the show’s history in 2016. Karla will definitely be up for Lead Actress next year at the rate that she’s going with this story.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Mulcahey is one of the all-time great writers in daytime drama.He understands what soap operas are really all about and what makes them inspire such a devoted following.

Leo
Leo

The transgender community is extremely sensitive. Carmen Carrera went nuts when she decided that RuPaul using the term “she-mail” was offensive and sued. This could get interesting if “Bold and the Beautiful” makes one small move.

The transgender ladies will be all over CBS!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think the writing in these scenes was amazing, some of the best writing on B&B in a very long time. It goes to show how much the show can shine when the focus is taken off love triangles and other madness revolving around Hope and Brooke. Karla Mosley was outstanding in these scenes, which could easily win her an Emmy next year, and Reign Edwards is also doing very well. For a soap newcomer who’s been given such heavy material so soon since she joined the cast, she is doing a great job.

Patrick
Patrick

As an openly gay man myself

standing ovation… B&B

tons of applause

Jacob Young… no holds barred : will take hold of this … and I foresee a rough tumultuous humane flight….

hitting his stride with every emotion… from a to z with and without Maya

lizzy
lizzy

I’m speechless

clh
clh

Way too many holes in this storyline. So where does all of this fall in with Maya’s righteous indignation to everyone about how she always has Rick’s back and has never lied to him, this seems like a pretty big one to me.

And what about her “always have been upfront with who I am and what I want”? Really?

carol smith
carol smith

She has to tell the truth to Rick & everyone or she’s not true to herself

k/kay
k/kay

I just watched Monday & today’s episodes I thought they were well done and he explained her back story the issues that were discussed all week. If the transgender community get’s offended over this then they are just looking for something to complain about. And this is coming from a viewer who most of the time is not real thrilled with Brad Bell. As for everyone who is saying Rick would have to know please remember this is a soap opera if we can watch plastic surgery to come back as a different person or a mask etc then you can deal with this. Actually for me this is a refreshing tale coming from having to endure four years of the Hope show and twenty eight of the Brooke show. Now Brad it is time to stick with the story don’t panic and wrap it up in a month. Karla Mosley is a find do not lose her!

Christine Milligan
Christine Milligan

If she was a women trapped in a men’s body, would their not be scaring from surgery? Maya & Rick have made love many places, not in the dark. And the child, the only thing that kept her alive while she was in prison? Was she the father? I have more questions than answers. Anyone else?

BibI Yasmin MAJEED
BibI Yasmin MAJEED

Lots of questions. Maya is playing an amazing role. I afmired the writers.the directors. Wonderful story. Sure many of the older folks no disrespect. Even some of the younger generation would be having second thoughts about the Transgender part. As each day goes by we would learn more and more yo better understand the Transgender story of Maya.
she wont be so pure now. I can hear Caroline saying that. There will B lots f hate towards Maya thats for sure.

joe
joe

Loved Patrick Mulcahey’s work when he worked on Guiding Light years ago. He adored Nancy Curlee, and we all miss her writing everyday!

JustSaying
JustSaying

I have to admit the acting was pretty good and solid. It explains her character much better.

nicole
nicole

I love B&B and have from a child lol. I think it’s a great story line but if your like me watching the show when mosley character (maya) 1st appeared she did time in jail & her daughter died, but now she was born a man. So was her whole back ground a lie? Because she had pictures. Was the pictures of her little girl was really her sister when she was little? I would love to see how it all comes together though.

JDR
JDR

Maya told her sister the story on her baby.. It was her boyfriends baby and she became her legal guardian so they already tied it all together. .

Carolyn Franklin
Carolyn Franklin

You Writers are unrealistic, you just could not let a Black Beautiful Woman, be with a rich White Man!!! You have lost quite a few fans here in Galveston,County, Texas….AMEN

LAURA
LAURA

SORRY CAROLYN BUT, NO ONE CARES WHAT COLOR SHE IS, NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THAT ONLY YOU, I WOULD NOT CARE IF SHE WAS GREEN!!!!!! I STILL CAN’T STAND HER OR HER STORY LINE AND ESP. HER ACTING. JUST POSTING MY OPINION THANK YOU.

Suzanne Christie
Suzanne Christie

You know Laura, there is ALWAYS 1 or more person that JUST HAS to make a race comment, and I am so tired of that happening!

Laura M. James
Laura M. James

Sorry but I’m not into gays or transfer. I just wanted B&B soap back. Can’t help but feel with their protests & parades &always in the news. That it’s being shoved down our throats. Who cares what gender you prefer I for one do not CARE. Keep out of the soaps, is nothing private or sacred anymore?? Further mote I can’t stand this actress!!! Sorry but after 20 yrs It’s time to stop my dvr recordings of B&B.

Tristan
Tristan

I Feel the same way, enough is enough its dragging for too long, put an end to this story line

jackee
jackee

Yes ..I am sooo desperate to know ..What the outcome of Maya and Rick’s gonna be ..!! Pleasz keep me posted ..B&B…!!! CAN’T WAIT …!!!

Carolyn
Carolyn

very dissapointed in the show to write this about Myra,i always looked as the show as being wrote with good morals,not no more !

ms. vee
ms. vee

Waiting for Jacob Young as Rick to just “blow it up”. I predict that after the truth about Maya comes out Rick will become a new jack J.R. Ewing. If you think he’s off the hook now just wait!!

Suzanne Christie
Suzanne Christie

Even though it’s a lie and Rick always has to have honesty or else, just because everybody thinks Rick will dump her, the writers will twist it around Rick will still love Maya. Just for the fact to show us all that it doesn’t bother everybody to love a transgender, but what really will make me mad is Rick dumping Caroline because she “WAS A LIAR” and not honest with him, and he stays with Maya even though she wasn’t honest with him, I will be so stinking mad. If Maya is so proud of who she is, why has she been keeping it hidden all these years? Another thing, since it made Carter mad, they will HAVE to show that not everybody feels the same way.

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