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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Maya and Julius Have It Out On Her Wedding Day!

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With layered performances abound, and compelling writing, The Bold and the Beautiful’s wedding between Maya Avant  (Karla Mosley) and Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) which began earlier this week has provided the CBS Daytime drama series plenty of material and riveting emotional scenes that may have the word “Emmy” written all over it, when all is said and done.

On Tuesday’s episode, after previously hearing her father call her a “freakshow”, Maya calls Julius (Obba Babatundé) out on his true feelings towards her in a major confrontation that goes down in front of the wedding party.

Julius unable to accept Maya’s transition from being his son Myron, hurls some very hurtful words, even questioning what is wrong with Rick for wanting to marry his daughter!  Later, Vivienne (Anna Marie Horsford) reveals her guilt for turning Maya away as a young child at the orders of her husband.   It was drama at it’s best!

In a interview with GLAAD, Karla Mosley answered the question: “Maya’s story is one of few scripted portrayals of a trans woman dating a non-trans man. Meanwhile, tabloids and gossip blogs continue to shame non-trans men who date trans women. What do you hope the audience takes away from this portrayal?”  Karla responded: “I loved Mia Isabella’s response during the Tyga “scandal.”  She said, ‘If a celebrated man loves a transgender woman, or possibly did, that’s news? It shouldn’t be news – it should be normal for anyone and everyone to love who they choose.’  I don’t think I can say it any better than that. I think we are all being asked to look at the prejudice we might not even know we have and to realize how it might be hurting people, and in the case of many trans people, how our unacknowledged prejudices might be putting their lives in danger. I am hopeful that our storyline and this wave of trans visibility will result in greater acceptance, basic respect for people’s private lives and empathy across the board.

Watch the wedding showdown between Maya and Julius below and when Maya first overhears the heartbreaking truth of what her father really thinks of her.  Then, weigh in:  What did you think of the performances of Obba Babatundé, Anna Marie Horsford and Karla Mosley in the key scenes?  What have you thought of the writing of this groundbreaking story for American daytime storytelling?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Wow!! Amazing story & performances.

Obba Babatundé & Anna Marie Horsford already OWN next year’s “Guest Performers” Emmys!!

Mark Y
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Maya is not her daddy ‘s Dreamgirl. Great story snd acting and it is brand new!

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MBmomof3

I really enjoyed the episode(s). I thought Karla Mosley, Anna Marie Horsford & Obba Babatunde were exceptional. You could certainly feel the pain on all sides of this story.

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I have been very impressed with the acting of Maya/Karla and Rick/Jacob throughout this storyline, but WOW to Julius/Obba and Vivienne/Anne Marie, especially at the wedding.

Belle
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The portrayals were superb! Obba, Anna , and Karla were dynamic!

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Iakovos

Had my doubts about this story line but am enjoying it so much more than than the rest of the endless repetitive goings on. Watching the Maya-Rick story is like seeing a different B&B. I only hope after the wedding chapter, the couple is dropped, lost, broken up. It is refreshing not to have the mopey dopey triangles and quadrangles among near relatives (or parent and child!). Mosley is knocking it out of the park, and I love Babatunde and Horsford as her parents.

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Sounds like more poor me Maya and I deserve the best! Sickening considering both Maya and Rick are self centred bullies lacking any conscience whatsoever.

I find them unwatchable and now have turned off B&B because the stories have become unpalatable and the characters currently are ALL LACKING! There is no one left to root for.

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Judith Light To Star and Executive Produce New Limited Series Along with Noah Wyle, ‘Shadows in the Vineyard’

Two-time Daytime Emmy and Tony winner, Judith Light (Ex-Karen, One Life to Live) has a major project on the way in which she will not only star, but executive produce.  Light will serve as one of the EP’s along with Noah Wyle (Ex-ER) and the two will be part of the cast of Shadows in the Vineyard, which, according to Deadline will be a limited TV series, with a potential spinoff.

Shadows in the Vineyard is based on journalist Maximillian Potter’s bestselling book Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison The World’s Greatest Wine.  Production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021 in Europe.

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Written by John Newman (Get Shorty, Proud Mary), Peter Cambor and Potter, Shadows in the Vineyard is set against the backdrop of the gorgeous, rolling countryside of the Côte-d’Or in Burgundy, France. The series is based on the true story of the outlandish 2010 plot-by-poison extortion scheme, a sinister criminal conspiracy that targeted the most sought-after and expensive wine in the world – the legendary Romanée-Conti.

The Landmark Studio Group will market the series, and one of its executives, David Ozer, who will also serve as another EP on the series shared: “Shadows in the Vineyard is rife with rich characters and a compelling narrative that will take viewers on a twisted tale of both a shocking who-done-it mystery and a journey of self-discovery that will resonate with a global audience,  With Maximillian, John, Peter and Sam leading the charge of capturing the heart of the story for the screen, along with the star talents of Judith and Noah and a beautiful location to create the ambience, we have no doubt that this series, which has spinoff potential, will be a hit.”

So, what do you think of Judith’s next project? Comment below.

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero On Olivia and Ned’s Kiss During COVID-19: “For Those Asking, That Kiss Was Filmed Before We Broke …”

General Hospital had its triumphant return on Monday with all-new episodes, it’s first since the coronavirus pandemic shut production down.

Since its airing, many viewers took to social media questioning the kiss in the episode between the characters of Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), when protocols had been put in to place by the ABC daytime drama series, and that it going to have to come up with more creative ways to illustrate intimate moments during the editing of upcoming episodes.

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Throughout the day, several soap pundits including Carolyn Hinsey let viewers know that some of the scenes in this week’s GH episodes were actually filmed months ago before the production break including the kissing moment.

On Tuesday, long-running series cast member, Lisa LoCicero took to Twitter to clarify that as well to the fans, tweeting” Happy to be back with new shows! To those asking, the kiss was filmed before we broke..”

What was nice was that it seems with Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) back on the canvas, ans trouble brewing in the marriage of Ned and Olivia, that LoCicero may have some meaty material coming her way.

So, glad to hear from Lisa about the kiss in the episode? Do you hope she will be featured more in story coming up? Comment below.

 

 

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Courtney Hope Exits The Bold and the Beautiful Shares: “This Chapter of Sally Has Sadly Come to an End”

Since The Bold and the Beautiful returned to CBS Daytime with all-new episodes, it has provided viewers scenes that included of the finest work of Courtney Hope’s (Sally) career on the soap,  and now its time again for her character to depart the canvas one more time,

In story, Sally’s lies caught up with her in her obsession to nab Wyatt (Darin Brooks) as her man at the expense of his current lady love, Flo (Katrina Bowden).  And in key scenes on today’s B&B, Wyatt tells Sally it’s best for to stay away from him and Flo and to, perhaps, leave town.

Courtney took to her Instagram account to share her thoughts on the news of her exit, saying: “An abrupt ending to a monumental journey. The last three years have been amazing, and though I do not know what the future holds this chapter of Sally has sadly come to an end.  I love my @boldandbeautifulcbs cast and crew and will miss everyone dearly, but await the day we may all play again. Some things are out of our control, and I thank the fans for your support through it all!  Until then, I revel in new beginnings and everything the future has in store. 🙌🏼✨Love you all,  Sally spectra out 👩🏼‍🦰 ✌🏽”

So, what have you thought of Courtney’s recent performances?  Do you think B&B wrote the character into a corner they could not get out of? Would you like to see her return again one day? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.   But first, watch Wyatt say goodbye to Sally.

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