With a dangerous shooter on the loose on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, the police are on the case. Including the brand new investigator, Detective Sanchez, played by Jeremy Ray Valdez! To find out more about this newcomer and his portrayer, we sat down with the actor to get the scoop! “This is my very first daytime job,” Valdez confided to Soaps In Depth. “It’s actually the first time I’ve ever even auditioned for a soap!” Before his daytime debut on B&B, he could be seen in films like La Mission and Line of Duty as well as primetime series like THE ROOKIE: CTU, VERONICA MARS, and THE MENTALIST.
The storyline and Det. Sanchez’s involvement in it is what really intrigued Valdez and inspired him to read for the part. “As an actor, you’re always looking for interesting work,” he explained. “That’s what I was attracted to, as well as the chance to show up every day and tackle something new and difficult. Even on feature films, you may be on set for a couple of months, but it’s still not as intense as this.”
And thankfully, Valdez doesn’t have to worry about accidentally spilling the secret of who shot Bill Spencer because he doesn’t even know! “The castmembers only know what’s going on that week we’re shooting because those are the scripts we get,” he revealed. “We’re left going, ‘Okay, who did it? Is Bill telling the truth?’ It’s fun. I can honestly say that I show up to work every day and have fun. We get the job done, but it is very fun.”
Valdez teased his B&B debut with a photo of his prop badge and gun! (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Of course, as Det. Sanchez gets to know all the Spencers, Forresters, and Spectras to try and figure out who was responsible for trying to kill Bill, Valdez also has to get to know them! “I spent a lot of time asking other castmembers a lot of questions because there is a lot of backstory,” the actor confessed. “So I did have to do a lot of research about that and get caught up. There’s a lot that’s happened in B&B history!”
With Lt. Baker determined to find the shooter as soon as possible, Det. Sanchez has his work cut out for him! “There’s definitely a sense of urgency between these characters,” Valdez teased. “The pressure is on for Detective Sanchez to figure this out and a great deal of that is coming from Deputy Chief Baker.”
Stay tuned to see how the mystery unfolds and if Sanchez can figure out the guilty party before they make another attempt on Bill’s life. And for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!