'The Bold and the Beautiful' Star and Producer Discuss Transgender Plot Twist

March 19, 2015 9:05 PM

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Karla Mosley who plays Maya, the character outed as transgender in "" shocking twist, talks about the revelation. "At first I was shocked and then I said, 'Thank you', because obviously as an actress, it's an incredible thing to play," she told CBS News. "It's brave. It's brave of CBS. We're excited and we're standing behind it and we feel that it's important."

In a separate interview with USA Today, Mosley said, "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 ...

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