Maitland Ward Gets Personal in New Podcast Interviews

Maitland Ward is sharing her intimate stories with two new podcast interviews for Vulnerable with Christy Carlson Romano and Spotify’s Forbidden Fruits with Julia Fox and Niki Takesh. Maitland Ward Gets Personal in New Podcast Interviews The (in)famous actress, model, performer, cosplayer, content creator, and author of best-selling celebrity memoir Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood offered her hosts an earful about her stunning transition from fresh-faced teen queen to sultry sex symbol and adult film superstar, and how her life, relationships, and perspective have changed over the years as a result. Maitland Ward spoke to Romano about her path to adult entertainment through cosplaying (“It was all for me; I was in charge of the brand, I was in charge of what was going out there”), women directing and producing adult content (“they know the buttons to push for a straight male”) and feeling comfortable on set (“I go in and choose who I am going to work with, what scripts I’m going to do, and so I very much have control over the kind of content that I want to put out, so I’m fortunate.”) [embedyt][/embedyt] She also told Fox and Takesh about her formative years (“I grew up in a very normal home, I was a very good girl… I felt it was always expected of me”), claiming her sexuality as a content creator (“I found that I was an exhibitionist!”) and the surprisingly supportive response she received from friends, family and former co-workers after launching her adult film career in 2019:
“It was a positive experience overall. I cannot tell you how many people who have come up to me from my past… who have said, ‘We’re so proud of you’… [and] I did have a great conversation with the producer from Boy Meets World; he said he was proud of me, and he told me something that I really think is important… ‘Don’t separate mainstream acting from porn acting; I see you, you’re an actress. That is who you are’… and I really appreciate that.”
Vulnerable with Christy Carlton Romano's episode “Boy Meets World’s Maitland Ward on How Adult Entertainment Liberated Her from Hollywood” is available at, as well as Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and other quality podcast platforms. Spotify Original Podcast Forbidden Fruits with Julia Fox and Niki Takesh's episode “Maitland Ward, Porn’s Heroine” is available at and re-broadcast through You can follow Maitland Ward on X/Twitter @maitlandward.

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