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Y&R's Marco Dapper Talks On Being Shirtless, Marcy Rylan & Admitting He Was A Reluctant Soap Star!

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When The Young and the Restless cast  super hunk, Marco Dapper as Carmine Basco on the number one soap, no one knew what to expect, but he has made the role a bonafide love interest for rich heiress Abby Newman played by the cuter than cute, Marcy Rylan!

In a very candid interview with Michael Fairman for Frontiers LA.com, the young star opens up about his original impressions of the stigma associated with working on a soap, taking off his shirt in front of the camera, working with his co-stars, and what might happen with the regime change of Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith at Y&R.   Here are just a few excerpts!

Dapper on how he would define his character of Carmine:  He is misunderstood. He’s the kind of guy that acts first, and questions later. He comes from Jersey. I think Y&R was riding the Jersey Shore wave with this, but to my happiness without the bad clothing choices. [Laughs] Those aren’t there. The Ed Hardy is not part of the plan. Not to name names. [Laughs] But, Carmine is not your typical Jersey Shore kind of guy. When I got to wardrobe they were like, “Well, we like what you are wearing now.” I was in a T-shirt and jeans. I am a various T-shirt and jeans kind of a guy. They asked me, what brands do I wear? So I wrote down some brands, and literally they went out and got the clothes! It literally looks like my closet at home. It was great. I thought, “At least I will look decent!”

Dapper on finally having a shirtless scene on Y&R!  Actually, it took me 15 episodes before I was shirtless! I thought that was great. My buddy kept asking me, “Did you take your shirt off yet?” I was proud to say, “Well, actually I haven’t.” I thought, “Good. They are using me not for my body, but then 15 episodes in … It happened! [Laughs]

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Dapper on the relationship between Carmine and Abby:  “It’s young lovers being smitten, kind of hot and fast. I think it is what everyone wants love to be. That very passionate, hands-on, touchy-touchy, can’t get enough of that person, that we all enjoy. We have had bedroom scenes and they were fun and went well!”

Dapper on what he thinks will happen to him and the character of Carmine once Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith take over at Y&R:  “I hope everyone gets what they want from this whole changing of the guard. I have had people ask me if I will be canned because of the new writer and new EP. I was like, “That is a possibility if they are cleaning house, and they are going to have to get rid of some old items and new items that they don’t need.” Soap fans are very loyal and very protective. So when a new guy like me comes into play with things, most of them aren’t so ready to open their arms. They are very stubborn and that is fine, but I think the powers-that-be are looking at that going, “What can we do to improve ratings?”

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Dapper on his original attitude about being sent out for a role on a soap and how he has a different outlook on it now:  “My manager called and said he had an audition for me for The Young & the Restless and I said, “No! Pass!” And my manager calls me out, swear to God! He is like, “Marco! This year you are supposed to say yes to everything. That is supposed to be your whole mentality.” I go, “OK. You are right.” I decided I was being a snob and a brat. I decided to go to the audition and try it out. I guess one thing led to another and I kept being called back. Then I realized at the chemistry read with Marcy Rylan that I had so much fun with her, and she was a good actress. So I guess my “snobitute” was unwarranted. It opened up my eyes a little bit. When I got on set I then said, “I was an asshole and judging!”

Make sure to read the entire interview on Marco and check out some exclusive images from the Frontiers LA photo shoot, and then let us know what you think of the guy?  One of your favorite hotties?  Do you like Carmine and Abby together on Y&R?  Would you like to see Marco stay on Y&R?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Scott
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Scott

If he got cut, I wouldn’t be upset. I don’t like the character of Carmine.

Robert in Jersey City.
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Robert in Jersey City.

Woof.

boes
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boes

So this dope thought he ws too good for a soap? Seriously? Other than a good bod, so far he hasn’t exactly lit up the scream with his overwhelming talent. It looks like there is another twit in the house like Emmy Winning Jeff Branson, another “artist” who is too good for the soaps, except when he can’t get a job anywhere else. When dolts like these two can offer up a body of work like Jeanne Cooper or Peter Bergman or Debi Morgan, or the other ACTORS on this show, maybe then he can talk. Until then he should… Read more »

Blake
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Blake

He’s so hot, so is Carmine and Abby together. I love his shirtless scenes and he’s such eye candy and a decent actor that I hope he stays for a long time!

Blake
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Blake

I also love that he owns up to prejudging working on a soap and then had to eat his words. Good guy to do that.

toscanti
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toscanti

I like him and the character, just waiting to see how JFP is going to jack with my show.

mo
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mo

A job’s a job buddy. Yeah, it’s not like he’s been lighting my TV on fire. He’s okay, but like others said, wouldn’t cry if he left.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I think I’m pregnant!! Love the pictures and the interview! What a freakin’ hunk this guy is! Definitely the hottest guy in daytime right now; loving him on screen with Marcy! We want MORE MARCO!!!!!!

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

ME TOO! LOL

Shia
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Shia

He’s Hawt!!! Too bad they paired him with that boring overacting twit. Didn’t like her on The GL either. Everything about her is annoying. Please recast.

Chaz
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Chaz

Glad he was honest enough to admit his preconceptions were wrong. I actually think he is good in the role. Carmine isn’t meant to be a front burner, carry a whole show kind of character. Given time he could be a decent recurring character.

Brian
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Brian

He’s hot and he’s sexy and he’s funny. He should be on a sitcom skewed young. He’s like a Joey from Friends but smarter. Seems like he’s off Y and R but I hope he shows up soon on another show.

Terry
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Terry

he disappeared for awhile & now he is back & I really like him. he obviously left an impression & is back without Abby. I would like to see his character expanded.

Barb
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Barb

I think he should hook up with Lauren. I think it would be a good match. A young guy with an older women.

cherri
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cherri

Keep Carmine, seriously…I’m in love with him LOL no lie

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Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews Exit ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The ballroom dance-competition will look quite different when season 29 of Dancing with the Stars makes its return on ABC.

Longtime host of the series Tom Bergeron (he has been with the show since 2005) and sidekick and co-host Erin Andrews are not returning to the series.  Andrews joined as co-host in 2014 and was a previous contestant.

On Monday, Bergeron got ahead of the news addressing his departure on his Twitter account sharing: “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”

On Tuesday, Andrews  put out a statement sharing:  “Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing with the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons.  Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on that set, even if I wasn’t the best at walking in heels.”

In a joint statement from ABC and producer BBC Studios, they thanked the duo: “Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success. Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”

Just how the dance-reality competition series will look comes this fall in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen.

So, what do you think of the departures of Bergeron and Andrews? Who do you think will be named hosts of the series for its upcoming season? Comment below.

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Rick Hearst, Sonia Satra, and Frank Beaty Scheduled For Virtual ‘Guiding Light’ Reunion

Here is a very exciting upcoming reunion for Guiding Light fans coming your way on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Circle this Friday July 17th beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 noon PST when former GL show publicist and host Alan Locher welcomes: Frank Beaty (Ex-Brent Lawrence / Marian Crane), Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding) and Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding).

Viewers of the beloved CBS soap, know the “crazy” that Beaty brought in his role of Brent/Marian, how Hearst first won an Emmy for his work in Springfield, and how Sonia became a fan favorite as Lucy.

You can watch it here.

So excited about this GL reunion? Comment below.

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OLTL’s Erika Slezak Featured In Film ‘Guest Artist’ with Jeff Daniels Available On-Demand Starting July 21

Great news for One Life to Live and soap fans who want to see more of six-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki).

Now comes word that Slezak’s recent guest-star role in the film, Guest Artist with Jeff Daneils, will be available on-demand through Redbox.  You can rent or buy the film on-demand starting next week on July 21st

Guest Artist tells the story of  a young man coming face to face with his hero (Jeff Daniels) and exploring the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.

In the film, Slezak plays Daniel’s agent, who sends him off to Michigan, of all places.  Erika appears at the beginning of the just released trailer for the film, as well.

Back in 2018, when she landed the part, Erika noted to her fan club: “My manager said that one of his clients is Jeff Daniels, that he’d shot a movie called Guest Artist, but he needed a little extra something in the beginning, so he wanted someone to play Helen, his agent. When he asked if I’d be interested, I dropped the phone and said, “You bet!” It was a lovely scene of three or four pages, just with Jeff. He is a very nice man and a very good actor, and Timothy Busfield directed it.”

Check out the trailer for Guest Artist below.

Then, let us know if you will be interested in watching Guest Artist when its available next week, and if you hope to see more roles and performances from Erika in the future via the comment section.

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