For those The Young and the Restless fans who have been missing Jason Canela (ex Arturo Rosales) we’ve got good news for you! The actor has been cast as Gloria Estefan’s husband, Emilio Estefan in a new production. We’ve got all the details you need to know right here.
The Young and the Restless News: Jason Canela Is Back At Work!
According to reports, Jason will show off his acting chops in the musical On Your Feet! playing at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables, Florida. “On your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent – and each other – to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan,” Jason wrote on Instagram.
If that weren’t enough, it was also reported in May of last year that Jason had landed a role in a new drama called The Rookie. He plays a character by the name of Cesar Madrigal, who is looking to become the new head of a family crime syndicate.
The handsome Miami native told Soap Opera Digest in an interview at the time, “Cesar is ready to take over what his father invested his whole life into and Cesar’s not going to allow anyone to get in his way – or so he thinks. It’s so cool to get to play this time of character, considering there’s such a drastic difference between him and me.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Jason is on a cop drama, which also happens to star Nathan Fillion (who played Joey on One Life to Live). He says that a few years ago he tested for a series regular back when they filmed the pilot.
The Young and the Restless News: Will Jason Come Back To Genoa City?
Jason recalled, “I really admitted the writing and truly felt that the show was something special. However, like any actor who has experienced that call where they inform you that the network decided to go in a different direction, I felt pretty bummed but I didn’t stop working toward the goal that I had already set out to achieve. I continued to put in the work and tackled every audition thrown my way with everything I had to offer.”
Now, whether or not Jason will every come back to Y&R remains to be seen. But for now, fans can’t wait to see him in his new role!
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