‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers find that star Delon de Metz says that if it weren’t for his mother, then fans wouldn’t get to enjoy him play his very sexy and sultry version of Zende Forrester on the hit CBS soap.
That’s because it was his mother who pushed him to pursue a career in acting, even though he had his sights on something else. Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Delon says that he was bitten by the acting bug during his sophomore year at Horace Mann School, a private preparatory academy. His mother had actually persuaded him to take an acting class to prepare for college interviews.
‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Spoilers: Star Delon De Metz Says This Is How He Got Into Acting
Delon recalled, “My mom thought it would be good for me to have an acting skill set for everything: to loosen up in interviews, for public speaking. She thought if I wanted to go into politics, it would help there. My mom was like, ‘You go to school. You get your education, then if you want to do this, you can do it.’”
Fast forward several years later, and that’s exactly what Delon did. After he graduated, he set his sights for Los Angeles.
“I did not want to build a business career for 10, 15, 20, 30 years and then go, ‘Man, I wish I had done some acting. I miss that. Let me check it out now,’ ” Delon explained to the publication.
“I was like, ‘This is where my heart is.’ Even though I went though all this schooling, I am not a risk-averse person. I like that there are no barriers to entry. I like that it’s extremely competitive and I also like that when you win, it’s a big win. Everyone in the world comes here to try and make it, so every time I booked something, I’d see, ‘How many people did I have to beat? How many people submitted for it?’ Every time I booked a job, even the small ones, it was still a big win.”
Then and before he knew it, Delon was lucky enough to be cast as Zende Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Recalling his first day on the set of the show, he said, “We had a little rehearsal, a little chit chat and when you’re up, you’re up. They bring you to stage, push you through the door and you’re like, ‘Hi, I’m here,’ and with social distancing, it made the whole interaction a little strange. I remember looking at Lawrence [Saint-Victor, Carter] and I was like, ‘This feels a little funny, doesn’t it?’ Now, I’m used to it and you sync into forming a relationship with whoever your scene partner or partners are while maintaining this distance. It was awkward to begin with, but then you get a sense of it like, ‘This is how the table is set,’ and you play it from there. Now it feels more natural and I think once this is over and we go back to normal intimacy and are able to touch and be close, that’s going to be something that feels different, too.”
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