Karla Mosley

Interview: Robert Piper

Robert Piper: What inspires you?

Karla Mosley: I’m most inspired by people who are doing what they love in a big, loud way. And big and loud doesn’t always have to be big and loud. Sometimes these people can appear as a quiet storm, but in their full expression everyone feels the impact.

RP: What is the hardest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life?

KM: I battled an eating disorder in my younger years and still feel the remnants of that experience. Ultimately, for me, I had an underlying belief or fear that I’m not enough as I am. Sometimes I discover those kinds of thoughts still lurking in my subconscious, and the best thing I can do is show up anyway. Wear the bathing suit, perform the challenging scene, love myself and others more.

RP: How do you stay healthy?

KM: As a notorious multi-tasker, I love exercise that serves several purposes. I ride my bike to work, do yoga to relax, and go out dancing to get my booty-shaking on!

RP: How do you deal with overcoming failure?

KM: I don’t think failure is to be overcome as much as it is to be learned from. When I fail or make a mistake, I ask myself what lesson I was supposed to learn or how I can show up differently next time. But first, I might let myself cry, listen to a podcast, and cuddle with someone. Anyone. Cats are great for that.

Ultimately, for me, I had an underlying belief or fear that I’m not enough as I am. Sometimes I discover those kinds of thoughts still lurking in my subconscious, and the best thing I can do is show up anyway.”

RP: What projects are you currently working on?

KM: Aside from The Bold and the Beautiful, I’m also a founding member of the LA-based Ammunition Theater Company. We have a focus on diversity in storytelling and community activism. I’m also busy writing music and will perform live in LA this fall.

Karla Mosley is a television and film actor known for her roles in The Bold and the Beautiful, Hart of Dixie, and Battle Creek. She also appeared in the Golden Globe-nominated Burn After Reading.

Photo: Joseph Briscoe

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