Warning: Spoilers ahead
The Bold and the Beautiful transgender reveal on Wednesday's show has generated quite a bit of buzz. Maya Avant's younger sister Nicole has been using a big secret as leverage to get her way and now viewers finally know just what it's all about: Maya used to be a man. What do those with the show have to say about the big storyline now that the scoop has been revealed?
Karla Mosley plays Maya Avant, the character at the center of the Bold and the Beautiful transgender storyline. According to USA Today, Mosley found out about the upcoming twist-filled story shortly after Christmas. She admits that it came as a surprise, but she believes that it is a privilege and a gift to be tasked with the opportunity to tell this story.
Many fans were definitely stunned when Nicole opened up to Maya about what she knew, with some viewers wondering if there would be a twist that led down a different path. From the sounds of things, however, the Bold and the Beautiful transgender twist is for real and it's going to be a story about tolerance and love.
Executive producer and writer Bradley Bell says that this is a love story and it's about respecting uniqueness and differences in people. While on the surface this may seem like a wild stunt story that will throw Rick into sheer chaos, Mosley and Bell's statements make it clear that this is going to be handled in a truly sensitive and serious manner when all is said and done.
Mosley told Entertainment Tonight that she has prayed for this type of opportunity, as she sees this as a chance to use her art to make big changes in the world. Karla shares that she has talked with transgender friends as she prepared for this twist and the show plans to tell this story in a caring way.
Viewers do have some questions about how the Bold and the Beautiful transgender storyline with Maya will be reconciled with some of what has been written about the character in the past. It's clear though that the show has done a lot of prep work in preparing this story, so viewers can likely expect more twists and turns as Maya moves forward.
What will this mean for Rick and Maya? As viewers saw in Wednesday's show, Rick made some significant comments about not being able to be with a liar, statements that obviously will come back to haunt the couple when Maya's secret comes out.
Soap fans will be left hanging now until Monday's episode, as CBS is covering the NCAA Tournament on Thursday and Friday with the soaps taking a break. However, Karla Mosley tweeted that more regarding Maya Avant's story will be shared on the March 23 episode. So far, fans seem to be responding positively to the Bold and the Beautiful transgender storyline, and it is clear that this will most definitely shake things up quite a bit in the episodes to come.
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