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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?

General Hospital

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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Days Of Our Lives

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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