Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mario Lopez’ Mom Proud That He’s Playing A Doctor On TV

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mario Lopez is not a doctor, but he plays one on TV – and his mom couldn’t be prouder.

The former Saved By The Bell cast member has just signed on for a stint on the CBS soap The Bold And The Beautiful and will be playing Dr. Christian Ramirez.

Lopez jokes that every mom wants their kid to be a doctor but says his mom is proud he’s portraying one on TV because, as he puts it, “There aren’t too many positive Latino characters on TV. This guy is hard-working and doesn’t have a shadowy past.”

But playing a doctor was almost as difficult as being a real doctor the first few weeks. Lopez says he was given lots of “homework” and says he had to work on the “medical jargon” so he could sound like he’d been saying it naturally for a few years.

Lopez’ first appearance is on Monday (Mar. 20) and he’s looking forward to gearing his career to the daytime audience as both an actor and a TV show host.

In his words, “I want to take a page from the Kelly Ripa book.”

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