‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ plot twist reveals character as transgender (VIDEO)
TV is getting a lot more progressive these days. But who would have expect it to hit Daytime television!? In the past several years, many SOAPS have introduced LGBT characters but this time The Bold and the Beautiful is making a daring move by revealing a female character to be transgender!
The storyline revolves around Maya Avant (portrayed by Karla Mosley). She is romantically involved with Forrester heir Rick (Jacob Young). Her little sister Nicole (Reign Edwards) just arrived in town and has been blackmailing her for the past few days and we haven’t known why. But now we do! Maya threatened to kick Nicole out of the Forrester Mansion but Nicole threatened to reveal Maya’s secret. That the model was once a man named Myron!
CBS says B&B is the only current show on broadcast or cable TV to include a transgender character as part of the regular cast.
Actress Karla Mosley told USA Today, “My first reaction was surprise, because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that’s truthful and not sensational. My second reaction was, ‘Thank you.’ It’s a gift it’s a privilege. It’s a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world.”
Bradley Bell, B&B’s executive producer & head writer said, “”It is about people respecting other people’s differences and their uniqueness. In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself. If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn’t matter. It’s about finding love in life. This is a love story.”
Woah!!! Storytelling on a THOU. What will happen next?
Peep the emotional and EXCELLENT scene acted between Edwards and Mosley below.