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Rodney Van Johnson Says He Didn’t Like Playing The ‘Angry Black Man’ On Passions

Rodney Van Johnson is opening up about his soap career. While he loves being a new cast member on The Bold and the Beautiful, he says there are some things about his soap past that he doesn’t recall fondly. Here’s what he has to say.

Rodney Van Johnson Says He Didn’t Like Playing The ‘Angry Black Man’ On Passions

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the actor admits that he had mixed feelings about his role on Passons during his 1999-2007 run on the show. He said, “I enjoyed the supernatural things that went on. “I had a brand-new kid, my son Quincy, but what I didn’t enjoy was being the angry Black man. That really took a personal toll on me because I had to gear up for that kind of energy. I would have to drive one or two hours when I left work just to calm down because I was so hyped up from being this angry Black man on the show.”

He continued, “But I was grateful. I was grateful to have work. I was grateful to be the patriarch of my family, and that was amazing because you don’t get those opportunities very often. But honestly, it was extremely psychologically stressful because I had to deal with that anger…. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. It made me who I am today, but there were challenging times playing that character.”

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: What’s Next For Sheila?

With that said, Rodney says that he’s excited about his new role on The Bold and the Beautiful. That, and he loves working with Kimberlin Brown, who plays Sheila on the show. Rodney plays her new attorney.

He said, “I had never worked with Kimberlin before and she is such a rock star. She is so professional, and so funny! You can see someone on television but when you meet them in person, that’s when you see what they’re really like and she is just such a funny, cool person. I hope we get to do it again and again and again.”

Of course, The Bold and the Beautiful fans will have to tune in each and every day to find out what will happen next! In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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