Former The Young and the Restless star Jessica Collins (ex-Avery Bailey Clark) has exciting news to share: she is part of the ensemble cast of a new Apple TV comedy series called Acapulco.
The actress took to Twitter with news about her new project, sharing, "Beyond thrilled and honored to be part of this!!!... Can't wait for you all to see what we're up to here in Mexico. Get ready for some FUN my Darlings!"
So excited to finally share the news! Beyond thrilled and honored to be part of this!!! Thank you @DEADLINE @AppleTV @LionsgateTV- Jessica Collins (@JessicaCollins) April 13, 2021
Can't wait for you all to see what we're up to here in Mexico. Get ready for some FUN my Darlings! 🇺🇸❤️🇲🇽 https://t.co/CeDNrfK3rG
According to Deadline, Acapulco is a half-hour Spanish- and English-language comedy inspired by the 2017 film How to Be a Latin Lover, which starred Eugenio Derbez. The series -- which takes place in both present day and 1984 -- will center on a young Mexican man named Maximo (played by both Derbez and Enrique Arrizon) whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But soon, he realizes that the gig is far more complicated than he ever imagined, as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned.
Collins is set to play Diane, the CEO and the face of the resort. She joins Chord Overstreet as Diane's son, Chad; Vanessa Bauche as Maximo's mother, Nora; Rafael Cebrián as Hector, an energetic poolside employee at the resort; Fernando Carsa as Memo, Maximo's loyal and supportive best friend; Regina Reynoso as Sara, Maximo's outspoken younger sister; and Raphael Alejandro, who is reprising the role of Maximo's nephew, Hugo (his character from the film).
Jessica Collins got her start in the acting world playing the role of Loving's Dinah Mayberry from 1991 to 1994, which she also played on All My Children in 1992. She went on to appear on shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, American Dreams, Tru Calling, and Big Shots before she landed the role of Y&R's Avery in 2011. The New York native decided to leave the CBS soap opera in 2015 but briefly returned to the genre to attend the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards, where she took home the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Since then, she has made guest appearances on 9-1-1, Grey's Anatomy, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as starred in the film Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.
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