Just as Amanda’s story is heating up on The Young and the Restless, thanks to her agreeing to represent her biological family in court, she’s going to get a new face — albeit temporarily. Former The Bold and the Beautiful star, Karla Mosley is taking over the role from Mishael Morgan.
Big Casting Replacement At The Young and the Restless
In March, Morgan had to undergo emergency eye surgery after an injury and needs time to recover. Luckily, Mosley is coming in to pinch-hit, according to Soap Opera Digest.
When Mosley learned she landed the role, she called up Morgan to discuss the character. “I was able to connect with Mishael, who is such a goddess,” Mosley told Digest. “We had always been friendly whenever we saw each other around CBS, but we never had a real heart-to-heart sit-down. The only hesitation that I had about doing this is that I was stepping into such big shoes because Mishael is so beloved and such a wonderful human and actor. It was great that I could talk with her and say thank you for leaving me such a wonderful path to follow. I also told her, ‘I’ll be happy when you’re healed and able to return.'”
The Story Of Maya
CBS soap fans will remember Mosley as Maya Avant Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Maya’s story was groundbreaking for soaps as she was a transgender character who was born a man, Myron, and then transitioned to a woman. Maya then married legacy character, Rick Forrester. The pair later became parents to Lizzie after her sister, Nicole, stepped up as a surrogate.
Eventually, Maya and Rick moved to Europe to work for Forrester Creations there, but Maya returned on her own and told the family she and Rick had broken up.
All About Amanda
Morgan has been a popular actress from the get-go on The Young and the Restless. She originally played Hilary Curtis from 2013-2018. A pregnant Hilary was killed in a car accident and fans were outraged. They were so outraged that the soap decided to bring the actress back as Hilary’s heretofore-unknown twin, Amanda Sinclair.
All people knew when Amanda first arrived in town that she looked like Hilary, but it took quite a while for anyone to suggest she get a DNA test to see if she and Hilary were related. We later learned she was indeed Hilary’s identical twin. Amanda has been romantically involved with both Devon and Nate. However, Mosley will be taking over as Amanda deals with her newfound family.
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