Jason Canela is a daytime newcomer, but clearly, The Young and the Restless likes what it sees in the handsome actor. He’s been bumped up from recurring status to being a contract player on the top-rated soap!
The actor broke the casting news on his Instagram page, expressing his gratitude to, Executive Producer and Head Writer Mal Young, Sony Pictures Television, and CBS for believing in him and making him a series regular.
Canela debuted on the show in early February of this year as a contractor who was helping Nick on his charitable housing project.
Soon, Arturo began romancing Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) during a period of time in which she and husband Victor (Eric Braeden) were trying to have an “open marriage.”
In time, Nikki and Arturo’s relationship hit a plateau and, as they had no commitment to one another, Arturo started seeing other women – namely, Abby (Melissa Ordway), who, technically, is Nikki’s stepdaughter.
Nikki pointed that out to Arturo but it seemed to be more of an attempt on her part to keep the handsome hunk for herself rather than it being over a desire to protect Abby.
There’s no word on why the show put Arturo on contract. There may be plans to continue the Arturo/Abby relationship.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for airtimes.
I’ve always believed that there are two types of artists. There are working ones and blessed ones. Thankfully I’ve had an incredible support system to always motivate me and help me push forward no matter how tough things got while I was working to become a better version of me so that one day I could be blessed. To every artist out there who feels discouraged because they have not booked that role or gotten that verse picked up in a track just remember that our line of work is not the easiest but if you truly love it then you know that if you continue to PUT IN THE WORK one day you will be blessed. Thank you to @malyoung @sony @cbs & @youngandtherestless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the @youngandtherestless family #Blessed #EnjoyEveryMoment