Soap News: B&B shocker — Maya is transgender!

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— The Bold and the Beautiful aired quite the shocker on the Wednesday, March 18th episode!

In a storyline, dubbed Maya’s secret, it was revealed by L.A. newcomer Nicole (Reign Edwards) that Maya (played Karla Mosley) isn’t exactly her sister, but her brother named Myron.

In an interview with The Wrap, Mosley saw the opportunity in this twist to spread understanding across the globe as B&B’s reach to 35 million viewers in more than 100 countries. In the same interview, executive producer and head writer Bill Bell added that “First and foremost, this is a love story. A love story of the characters Rick and Maya. And they go on an incredible journey together. They fall in love, Rick not knowing that Maya is transgender. And then there is a moment of disclosure, which is always a very significant moment. How is he going to react and how will it end up?”

Look for a big followup to air on Monday, March 23rd to hear Maya’s side of things… Like how she had a baby?!

In other news…

— It’s official! Both Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell will be returning to Days of our Lives ahead of its 50th anniversary later this year. Nichols’ Patch was last seen in Salem in 2009 while Bo left town in 2012. No word yet how long bother actors will be sticking around the NBC soap. The big news was first reportedly by Soap Opera Digest.

— Meanwhile, it looks like Melissa Archer is out as DAYS, according to Daytime Confidential. The former One Life to Live actress arrived in Salem as Serena earlier this year.

— Look for Angell Conwell to resurface on The Young and the Restless as Leslie soon.

— Jerry Douglas will reprise his role as the ghost of John Abbott on Y&R’s March 23rd episode (in Canada; airs on the 24th in the U.S.).

— That’s Brytni Sarpy playing the role of Valerie Spencer, Luke’s niece on General Hospital.

— Head on over to TV Insider for an interview with Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, All My Children), who made her GH debut at the end of Friday’s episode. She plays Hayden Barns — a woman who claims to be Jake’s (Jason) “wife,” who was probably hired by Ric. They’ve also got a cool new “Maneater” promo.

 

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