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The Bold and the Beautiful Looking For Transgender Actor Or Actress For Short-Term Role!

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The Bold and the Beautiful will continue to tell the story of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), who viewers just learned was born a man named Myron. The transgender twist has gotten a lot of mainstream pick-up.  Now, according to Soap Opera Digest the CBS soap opera has put out a casting call looking for a transgender actor or actress of any ethnicity for a short-term role.

The part is set to appear in four episodes for now, but it may lead to more.  The casting breakdown is asking for “A strong, confidant person who’s completed their transition and is mentoring other Trans people.”  The person who will play this role will start taping April 7th.

So, intrigued to see how this character will come into the picture in Maya’s story? Glad to hear B&B is reaching into the transgender community for a performer to fill the part?  Comment below

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Torqumada
Torqumada

Remember Zarf?

We were treated to speeches but not much else. I’m hoping that this is better story telling than that. But so far it feels more preachy than story based.

I like the actress and I’m grateful for anything that isn’t another triangle, especially on this show. While I’m all for the ‘teachable moment’ I truly hope this aims higher. As EMPIRE ably showed you can do teachable and great character driven stories.

I hope they get the balance right.

mechelle
mechelle

It is interesting storyline.The fact remains Maya has lied to Rick, he should drop her fast. Return toCaroline.
Rick cannot have children with Maya again she has lied. Poor Rick.

Agree, poor Rick again has been betrayed and lied to he should drop Maya fast. Get Caroline back.

mechelle
mechelle

I like “Maya” I don’t think she lied to Rick I’m sure there’s things Maya doesn’t know about him personal things. So I think he should forgive her and move past it they can always adopt!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Chaz Bono would be a obvious choice if he/she is fully transitioned. Does anybody know if that’s the case?

SZima
SZima

I’d MUCH rather see Laverne Cox. (Orange…Black).

Leo
Leo

There’s about 90 “RuPaul Drag Race” alumna vying for this role.

Mary
Mary

What about Janet Mock?

wolfy
wolfy

Chaz is a fully transgendered male, but too well-known, in my opinion for this program. It WOULD be more “infomercial” than show if he came on.

Most of the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race are drag queens. Men who DRESS as women, but are still male. There have been a couple who are transgendering, or who have enhanced their breasts, but not that have completely changed. One, I believe, either was going through it or had chaned from female to male, * can’t recall which. This was in the last couple seasons.

If this is handled right, it could be a great story. Maya could go see whomever they hire for support, which she will need when the secret is out, as many will turn against her. Depending upon whether or not Rick is a strong person or will believe only that Maya lied to him, this could turn into something great. If they marry, they’ll adopt (another good thing). If they break up, maybe Carter still cares enough that he will be with her. It has so many ways to go. Will she still be lead model? Who will be most accepting in the Forrester, Logan & Spencer universes? Who will be intolerable toward her, who the most understanding? A great story potential, IF it is done right!

And Calpernia Addams is my choice for the part. I truly admire her.

Mo
Mo

Not really intrigued, no.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I can’t decide if all of this is ground-breaking and quality writing or if it is an exploitative attempt to grab headlines and ratings.

It will be interesting to see if, two years from now, if Maya remains a significant character on this show or conveniently leaves after this plot plays out.

By the way, I do remember that Zarf storyline on AMC. It was beyond AWFUL.

Charles David Haskell
Charles David Haskell

I hope that the writer will tell the whole story about Maya/Myron Aimont. It would be interested to see how she was able to afford the operation to change from him to her. How did the parent handle the fact that their son become the daughter . I would also see how Maya learn to handle the change in her life. I got a feeling that Nicole will become Maya worst nightmare.

Mo
Mo

We know how the Avants handled the transition–poorly. They acted like Nicole was an only child. They didn’t talk about their firstborn. They thought it was something Maya could control (wanting to be a girl).

Iakovos
Iakovos

This could be a great story line or, like other B&B plot initiatives, it will come and go quickly. Unless it is a triangle involving Liam, then it must drag on forever.

Daniellacarter
Daniellacarter

Daniella Carter is a young Phoenix. She has risen out of the ashes and continues to spread light. Miss Carter is an advocate for LGBT youth and has given speeches at local, national and international events, including panel discussions with political leaders and dignitaries. She continues to motivate youth to achieve their goals and develop tools to overcome their adversities. Daniella recently initiated a project to bring visibility to trans youth issues and has collaborated with Miss Universe and others to share their experiences in overcoming homelessness. She is working with her mentor Laverne cox and was featured in the MTV & Logo TV documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word”. In addition, Carter has worked with various celebrities, from Cyndi Lauper to 50 cent, to raise awareness of LGBTQIA youth homelessness. Her message transcends boundaries of race, nationality and gender, focusing on the intersection of identities. Daniella recently shared her experience at the Humans Rights Campaign “Time to Thrive Conference” for LGBTQIA youth and was introduced by Jama Shelton (deputy director of the True Colors Foundation) as ‘the future of our movement and the right now of our movement’. Her speeches is viewable on YouTube.

Frankly
Frankly

Way to self-promote!

k/kay
k/kay

No !!!!!!! This is a soap opera Brad go for it make every character go crazy on this show the fact she/he has fooled everybody! No infomercial in how we should all accept this have the guts to tell the story how Real People would react have the guts to tell the story! Little Ricky is about to be made a fool of go for the gold quit being politically correct!

k/kay
k/kay

And by real people I mean first reactions people will go nuts! Tell the story do not sugar coat it! Every liberal friend and conservative friend I know would go nuts if they thought they were being made a fool of!

Nikki
Nikki

I couldn’t agree more but I think they will have all the hugs & kisses for poor Maya and they will treat it like a disease. In reality Caroline should find out first and blow it out of the water at a board meeting (just like Maya did with her). Pam & Donna would be sitting gossiping at the desk and laughing,Katie will always side with her sis Brook who wants Rich & Caroline back together & said she doesn’t trust Maya,Ivy can’t stand her because of the treatment her & Aly are getting so it will be a joke to them,Wyatt & Liam will always side with their cousin Caroline not to mention they hate Rick,Oliver hates the way his girlfriend Aly is treated so it wont go over well there, Bill Spencer will have a field day with it and Ridge will wipe the floor with Rick but again none of this will happen it will be played like a fairy-tale and they all lived happily ever after.

Sparky
Sparky

I think that Bill should get wind of it first. After all…He has the publications to spread the word to the world and institute the take over that’s been on the agenda for awhile. I would rather see Rick react as is predictable. And Maya/Myron should be treated as most would…With disdain. THAT is realistic. People will be upset because she lied. I agree with a previous poster that trying to make people accept this is a sure way to lose viewers because there will just always be people who will not accept transgender people. You cannot force people to accept LGBT’s. Trying to shame them, calling them bigots doesn’t work and only makes them more resistant.
And on other problems… Of course there will be little Ricky looking to get back with Caroline. His greatest accomplishment would be to get Caroline back from Ridge. And I believe that SHOULD happen. Being CEO only brings out his worst side. Get Brooke and Eric back together to jointly run Forrester so neither of the boys are CEO.

wolfy
wolfy

Calpernia Addams.

‘Nough said.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I really do not want to see this story line. When this soap goes to homosexual story line then I will turn it off forever. Just because they want ratings is why this yuk is put on here. I always thought Bold and Beautiful was a good soap. But not now.

Marco
Marco

The comments about drag performers playing a transgender character are ridiculous. Drag is a performance. It’s a caricature. How can you people think it would be anyway appropriate to represent trans folk like that?

Real trans people aren’t performing. This is who they are. There are trans people who transition. Who live daily, 24/7, as real people and are not performing.

Seriously, gross to all of you who can’t discern the difference between drag artists and real people Laverne Cox or Janet Mock.

Rio
Rio

So how do I apply?

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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Y&R’s Elizabeth Hendrickson Gives Birth To Baby Girl

We are so happy to hear the news and to report that The Young and the Restless’ Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is a mom!  The actress and her husband Rob Meder are the proud parents to their daughter named Josephine James.

Josephine weighed-in at 6lb., 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long.  The joyous moment for Liz and Rob  didn’t come without some hiccups, especially for Liz entering the UCLA Santa Monica hospital amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

PEOPLE had the exclusive pics and statement from Hendrickson who expressed: “We are thrilled to introduce our little Josephine James Meder to the world – she’s perfect in every way,”

Earlier  week on her Instagram. Liz revealed: “We’ve decided to induce labor with everything moving so rapidly. We felt it was safest to get her here safely before Rob wasn’t allowed in the delivery room like they’re doing in San Fran and NY.”  However, she later added,  “20 mins before we walked into the hospital the midwives were notified that after delivery only the mother is allowed with the baby postpartum. Rob has to leave. We are heartbroken but we also feel like I’m in incredible hands. My midwife Didi is a dream and my nurse Andra is so awesome!” she wrote. “I know i will be well supported by everyone in the maternity ward.

Share your congrats and well-wishes below for Liz and Rob and their new family member, daughter Josephine!

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DAYS’ Christie Clark Shares Coronavirus Health Update

Days of our Lives fans love her as as Carrie Brady, and are often very happy when they find out Christie Clark is back for a visit taping episodes of the NBC soap opera.  But that’s not what’s happening right now.  Right now, we need Christie to get all her strength back.

Clark shared via her Instagram today a health update on her battle with the coronavirus that hit both her and her husband while they have been living in the United Kingdom.

Christie expressed: “Oh my goodness, just starting to feel ok on this end. My husband Tom and I have had coronavirus fairly bad. Not as bad as some, no hospital needed. Hope your all well! I’m sure at this stage you all know of someone with it? When you get it, you can’t call the grandparents for help, cause they will get sick. We know about 10 people in our little circle that have had it. Like clockwork, Day 7,8,&9 were tricky and haven’t been able to taste food for a while. So excited to be in the land of the living again & start exercising…soon. Thanks for all the love. Stay safe!”

Send your well-wishes to Christie and Tom as they are on currently getting stronger and recovering from the virus via the comment section below.

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