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Andy Zuno Cast in the Recurring Role of Raphael on The Bold and the Beautiful!

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Mexican telenovela, film, stage actor and musician Andy Zuno has been cast in the recurring role of “Rafael,” on The Bold and the Beautiful.   Zuno began taping on Tuesday, May 7 and his first episode aired on Thursday, June 20, 2013.   You probably noticed he is in ca-hoots with Linsey Godfrey’s character of Caroline in trying to get Carter and Maya together!

“Andy is a talented young actor and is a great addition to our cast,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. “He brings forward a strong comedic talent that plays perfectly into the hot and ground-breaking story we will begin telling this summer.”

B&B is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Zuno will translate his own character into Spanish for B&B SAP simulcast.

Best known for his portrayal of “Hugo Arango” on the telenovela “Al Diablo con Los Guapos,” for which he won a FAMA Award for Best Supporting Actor, Zuna has also starred on Spanish language programs such as “Pasión,” “Mujer Casos de la Vida,” “Decisiones Extremas,” “Loteria” and “Amar de Nuevo.”

Zuno got his start on the big screen in 2004 when he was cast in the film “Emisario del Odio.”  He also has an extensive background in theater, including roles in “The Play About Baby,” “The Goat,” “Te Odio,” “La Luna 100 Watts,” “El Códex Romanoff,” “Unos Cuantos Piquetitos” and “Innana Queen of Heaven and Earth.” He received the Association of Theatre Journalists Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in “Mentiras.”   In addition to television and film, Zuno is a talented musician.  In June of 2010, he released his first single as a solo pop artist, “Suma de Dos,” from his debut album Andy Zuno: Mas de Una Vida.

B&B fans, what have been your first impressions of Andy Zuno as Raphael?  Thumbs up? Share your thoughts below!

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Skyla
Skyla

I’m happy about this, I love the way he & LG play off of eachother. they are the perfect besties.

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bc

Telenovelas tend to have the same problems w/ racial diversity as american day soap operas. Majority of actors on telenovelas are light skinned Latino actors and white hispanics who are cast as the leading chars. While Afro latinos and dark skinned Latino actors tend to be cast as supporting chars and comedic relief and poor compared to the rich chars who are white hispanics. Telenovela rafaela used blatant racism as “comedic relief” for a scene. They had a racist char bow to an Asian cook bec she thought that she was Japanese when the cook was Chinese. That same racist char then mentioned she couldn’t tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese people while she pulled her eyes back to mock the cook’s facial features. Horrific! This reflected entertainment’s attitudes that racism towards Asian groups can be done for laughs. Telenovelas take their cues from american tv shows and films w/c openly bash Asian americans. Stupid media would have screamed homophobia if this kind of mockery was done to gay chars. African american chars on b&b are really problematic. Only cast members who are African american are dayzee and maya. Of course the only African american female chars are from poor backgrounds. Char of texas battle and his adopted brother are middle class? Yet all the white forresters and white logans and white spencers are rich. Horrid! b&b is l.a. based and abt fashion. Where are the Asian american fashionistas? Asian american fashionistas alexander wang and prabal gurung and vivienne tam and rachel roy have major fashion brands. Isn’t brad bell an obama donor? Then brad bell must know jasn wu who dresses michelle obama. There should be Asian american fashionsitas on b&b who are part of the cast of chars and not recurring chars relegated to the background. Have they never heard of vera wang and her bridal empire? Isn’t maya on a show w/ carter? They could have asked an Asian american fashion house for some clothes and some drama could unfold. It could be a spoof of the gh’s brouhaha w/ vera wang’s bridal couture. Casting of zuno as raphael isn’t really a step forward for b&b bec that char is only recurring. b&b needs more racially diverse actors who are part of the cast of chars.

Tom
Tom

Hey, he’s already lasted longer on the show than Ricky Paull Goldin. LOL

su0000
su0000

People wonder how Y&R and BB are the top 2 soaps for decades..
CBS shows Y&R and BB in 36 countries..
And now, B&B will be the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP..
Having more viewers does not mean the 2 soaps are the best for the past 3 decades, they just have more people watching in 36 countries..

blake
blake

Could this be B&B’s first gay male character? The first one in a fashion industry in Los Angeles? lol

Mary SF
Mary SF

They can’t have a gay male character because Brooke wouldn’t be able to have sex with him and we all know how Mr. Bell loves to have Brooke hook up with every male on the show—

k/kay
k/kay

Amen Mary way to go with the sarcasm I love it!

blake
blake

lol this is true!

Fox
Fox

It appears he is gay. Recall, Rafael balked at having to accompany Caroline to the July 4th party, because he’d already made plans to bring his apparent boyfriend named “Mario.”

blake
blake

Really Fox? Thank you, hopefully he is!

Fox
Fox

Yes, Blake, really! .. And since then, Nelson Branco raised the subject in his newsletter writing, “B&B kicked it up a notch by giving Caroline a gay friend, Rafael. Played perfectly by promising newcomer Andrés Zuno, B&B is portraying a gay man who is slightly flamboyant yet masculine. That’s not easy to do — in any medium.”

Sandy
Sandy

So far I don’t like his scripts as he appears to be easily bossed around by Caroline.
I give this a thumbs down for the story line.

gloria
gloria

Not liking this storyline at all. Very silly. Cannot stand Caroline-they have destroyed her character.

Lavannda
Lavannda

I agree with Gloria I use to like caroline But now She acts like a Spoiled Brat (nice words) If she’s so Thinking Carter is all That… Then She Needs to Be with him & leave Rick alone…….As for Raphael…He needs to be casted as a closet gay that Brooke goes after….But can not Get …But Not Understand “Why???” That He Is Not responding to Her Advances…….

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Tristan Rogers Making A Return To Y&R

General Hospital favorite, Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) is returning to his other soap stomping grounds that of Genoa City and The Young and the Restless. Rogers is slated to reprise his role of Colin Atkinson for an upcoming two-day appearance on the CBS Daytime drama series.

Look for Tristan to be back on the Y&R canvas soon.  He was originally slated for the November 20th episode. but that could shift due to the network coverage of President Trump’s impeachment hearings.

Rogers told SOD that he was excited to have the opportunity to work with his former on-screen lady love Jess Walton (Jill) again.

Also of note: could Colin’s arrival precipitate his son, Cane’s exit since Daniel Goddard has been let-go from the series?  Stay tuned to find out.

Rogers last aired in 2017 on the number one soap opera when he and Jill left Genoa City for a bucket list trip around the globe, only to find Jill returning solo in 2019.

So what do you think brings Colin to the Y&R canvas? Jill? Cane? Both? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. 

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Former DAYS and GH Star Tyler Christopher Arrested

In news no wants who loves his work in daytime wants to hear, Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the best actors we know, Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS and Ex-Nikolas, GH) has been arrested and ended up in jail on his birthday on November 11th.

According to a report via TMZ,Tyler ‘was arrested in Martinsville, Indiana Monday night — on his 47th birthday — and booked for public intoxication.’  Christopher and his family have been living in Indiana.

The report also says that Christopher is still in jail at the moment, while the outlet posted his mug shot.

Most recently, Tyler played Stefan DiMera on DAYS before being replaced by Brandon Barash. Previously, he played Nikolas Cassadine for 20 years up until 2016.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.

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However, Soap Opera Digest has spoken to a few key setside sources, who have clarified the situation further: “The show is currently taping eight months ahead of air, and that has resulted in the show’s pickup possibly coming after it has wrapped production for the current season.”

Another reveals that negotiations are currently underway to continue the iconic NBC soap citing: “NBC and Sony are in negotiations right now and everyone is hopeful.”

Of note from SOD: the cast has been aware of the brought-to-light break in production and hiatus for months now.  The article also shares that production is said to most likely resume in early 2020’s following the holidays.

Chandler Massey who plays Will Horton tweeted during the firestorm on social media: “We’re not being cancelled. We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!”

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