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 hes portraying one on TV because, as he puts it, There arent too many positive Latino characters on TV. This guy is hard-working and doesnt 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 hed been saying it naturally for a few years.
Lopez first appearance is on Monday (Mar. 20) and hes 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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