Photo: Fernando Carrillo
Fernando Carrillo, the Venezuelan heartthrob of hit telenovelas like “Abigail,” “Maria Isabel” and “Rosalinda,” is set to end a 12-year absence and return to the kind of TV dramas that won him international fame.
“During these 12 years I’ve done many things, I’ve done movies, theater, I started my career as a businessman, my boy Angel Gabriel was born and I faced the toughest moments of my life when my parents died,” Carrillo told Efe.
His business activities as vice president for global expansion of the Sunset World group, owner and operator of six hotels in Mexico, have occupied much his time.
Last November the 42-year-old actor moved to Los Angeles to take part as host of the sixth season of the contest program “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” (I Have Talent, a Lot of Talent) on Estrella TV.
Carrillo is working simultaneously on several projects for the Hispanic market.
“I’m also in talks to work out my return to telenovelas - fortunately there are options right now in Mexico, Argentina and Miami,” he said.
With a career that started in 1986 with “La Dama de Rosa” (The Lady in Pink), the Venezuelan’s international fame spread and remains steady in the more than 70 countries where his telenovelas have been aired.
He has just finished a film in the Dominican Republic, “Lotoman II.”
“Its premiere is scheduled for Nov. 1 and we hope it equals or surpasses the great success of Lotoman I, the biggest box-office hit in the history of the Dominican Republic,” he said