Carrillo Plotting His Return to Telenovelas

It’s been about 12 years since Fernando Carrillo appeared in the telenovela Siempre te amaré… But you won’t have to wait too much longer to see him back on the small screen.

The 46-year-old Venezuelan actor—who set hearts aflutter in hit telenovelas like Abigail, Maria Isabel and Rosalinda with Thalia—is ready to make his triumphant return to the kind of TV dramas that won him international acclaim. While he doesn’t have a project lined up just yet, he’s definitely on the lookout.

Fernando Carrillo

“During these 12 years I’ve done many things,” Carrillo tells Efe. “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’s business endeavors as vice president for global expansion of the Sunset World group—owner and operator of six hotels in Mexico—have taken up a lot of his time.

Last November Carrillo moved to Los Angeles to host the sixth season of the reality competition Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento on Estrella TV. He’s also been 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 began in 1986 with La Dama de Rosa, Carrillo’s international fame spread like wildfire and still remains steady in the more than 70 countries where his telenovelas have aired.

Most recently, he wrapped up work on 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.