Bill Won’t Be Tangoing Anywhere!
Will his involvement on Italy’s version of DANCING WITH THE STARS (BALLANDO CON LE STELLE) pull Don Diamont (Bill) away from his ongoing frontburner storyline at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL? Not a chance!
The In Depth Story: Even in the midst of filming intense scenes for B&B’s “Who shot Bill?” mystery, Diamont was feverishly training in February to compete on the Italian series, the first live show of which aired on March 10. In recent weeks, the actor has been continuously commuting between Los Angeles and
Rome to rehearse with partner Han- na Kartunnen. “It’s challenging,” he concedes of the scheduling logistics. “It’s also physically and mentally very tough.
“But,” he adds, “it’s been a lot of fun as well.”
The actor plans to spend three weeks of B&B’s upcoming April hiatus in Italy competing, and in preparation for that, he taped a lot of the soap’s episodes in advance. “You won’t be seeing any less of Bill,” assures a B&B spokeswoman. “Don’s been shooting four episodes a day, so we’re
“It’s been demanding in every conceivable way, but I welcome the challenge. ”
working him to death while we have him!”
As for his crash course in dance, Diamont — who suffered a hip injury during rehearsals earlier this month that required antiinflammatory injections — reports, “My partner is a legendary ballroom champ, and she’s just outstanding. I’ve had no formal dance training of any kind before this. It’s been demanding in every conceivable way, but I welcome the challenge. Everyone there has been very welcoming of me and supportive.”
Diamont, here performing on March 10 with Kartunnen, is paso doble-ing back and forth between Los Angeles and Rome.