Karla Mosley: I am having been off the canvas for over a year. And The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Karla Mosley has confirmed the news now. And, that her work as Maya Avant — the first regular transgender character in the history of American daytime T.V. It is admittedly over, “for now.”
Karla Mosley Is Leaving Her Role As Maya Avant
“A bittersweet # F.B.F. as we say so long-drawn for now to this iconic character.” Mosley partook Friday on Instagram, rejoicing Maya’s arc as “an openly Trans supermodel. And a mother, formerly enclosed and unhoused dynamism player.
“Because of her,” the starlet continued. And, “we saw the first matrimony and series regular point for a Trans role on US TV. And the first Black family in the obsolescence of @boldandbeautifulcbs. Thanks for your love and support over the years!”
When Mosley made her B&B appearance in 2013, ex-con Maya came to town looking for her daughter. And who she put up for adoption. In April 2015, during victory as a supermodel (as well as a romance with the most suitable Rick Forrester), Maya made records. Records for when she states to revealed to be transgender. And first as the target of a protection plot by her own sister.
Maya thus made history as U.S. soaps’ first transgender regular role. And, whereas The City‘s Azure (presented by Carlotta Chang) and All My Children‘s Zoe Luper (Jeffrey Carlson) only reappeared.
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A bittersweet #FBF as we say so long for now to this iconic character. An openly Trans supermodel, mother, formerly incarcerated and unhoused power player. Because of her we saw the first wedding and series regular spot for a Trans character on US TV, the first time a soap storyline became a web series spinoff (which I got to co-write, produce, and star in), and the first Black family in the history of @boldandbeautifulcbs. Thanks for your love and support over the years! Drop any #Maya love and memories in the comments below. ??
Populating Maya’s landmark B&B house were sister/blackmailer Nicole (played by MacGyver‘s Reign Edwards). And parents Vivienne. (The Last O.G.‘s Anna Maria Horsford) And Julius (S.W.A.T.‘s Obba Babatundé), relative Alexander (Adain Bradley) and half-sister Sasha Thompson (Swedish Dicks‘ Felisha Cooper).
Mosley stated in an accompanying video, “I also know that that’s how it works.” Mosley, who also performed Guiding Light’s Christina. And she took on the role of Maya in 2013. Maya coupled Forrester heir Rick (Jacob Young) in 2015. And the pair ultimately relocated to Europe in early 2018.