The Rosales family expanded by one more member when Sasha Calle joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Arturo and Rey’s younger sister, Lola. The character made her debut in September of 2018. “Oh man, has it been hard to keep this a secret,” the actress gushed on Instagram after the news of her casting broke. “With overwhelming joy and honor, I want to thank Sony, CBS, Y&R, CBS Daytime, executive producer Mal Young and everyone involved with this beautiful, beautiful opportunity." And over time, Lola has proven herself a fighter who can overcome any obstacle... or can she?
Lola showed up in Genoa City running a Cuban food truck outside of the Jabot office building where Kyle Abbott was immediately taken by both the food and the feisty young woman serving it. Lola gets along great with older brother Arturo, but less so with Rey who treats her like a child. Feeling rejected by Summer Newman, Kyle asked Lola out on a date, and they really hit it off!
Lola initially struggled with dating such a wealthy young man and bristled at his gifts, but Kyle soon adjusted and they began a serious relationship. Things hit a bit of a snag when Lola admitted she was a virgin and wasn't ready for sex, but he assured her he loved her and was willing to wait. Unfortunately, just as things were looking up for Lola and she prepared to open up her own restaurant, her personal life threatened to fall apart when Summer returned to Genoa City willing to give Kyle all the sex he wanted!
Lola tried to break it off with Kyle when she caught him making out with Summer at the Abbott cabin, but he insisted she wanted nothing to do with the blonde. Unfortunately, after confiding her troubles to Abby, Lola borrowed her coat and was mistaken for the Newman by a jealous Mia, who knocked her unconscious and into the freezing swimming pool! She required a liver transplant, and when Summer turned out to be a match, Kyle offered her anything in return for helping to save Lola's life. Summer agreed, but on the condition that he agreed to marry her for at least one year! Desperate to save the woman he loves, Kyle agreed, but Lola was not happy when she found out about it!
Lola tried to focus on her new job as head chef at Society, but she and Kyle couldn't resist their feelings and made love for the first time. Kyle dumped Summer and made plans for his future with Lola, but it's unlikely to be smooth sailing for the pair!
Y&R is Calle’s daytime debut. She has appeared in a bunch of short films and played Virginia in the YouTube series SOCIALLY AWKWARD. She’s also musically inclined, singing a song in the short film Rogue Tiger, but so far Lola hasn't shown any singing skills, just cooking!
“Mom, this one’s for you!” Calle declared when she was cast on the soap. “I wouldn’t be here without your love and support. There were times of heartache and struggle, but those times are now changing. I love you! To my young girls and boys who are told that dreams are only dreams. I want you to see that they are achievable! Lord knows how hard it’s been, but please believe and continue to push towards what you love! Because God and this universe will bless you. I promise you it’s worth the fight.”
Stay tuned to see how Lola's storyline continues, and for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!