Everybody knows that “Jane the Virgin” star Justin Baldoni, who plays Rafael Solano in The CW series, is one sexy hunk of man.
This Season 3, the show even highlighted some of his best assets by featuring a lot of topless scenes, much to the delight of Team Rafael fans.
When People magazine recently deemed Baldoni as sexy at the age of 32, he decided to make a funny comment about it on his Instagram page. In the photo he posted, his face was included among other stars whose “sexiness has no sell-by date” such as Theo James and Aziz Ansari.
Meanwhile, showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman is really excited for Rafael’s new storyline this Season 3. He spent a huge chunk of Seasons 1 and 2 pining over Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), but after she got married, he decided it’s time to move on. “He has a great storyline that I'm really excited about,” Urman told The Hollywood Reporter. “Rafael definitely has some big romantic moves this year.”
Snyder was definitely referring to Jane’s cousin, Catalina (Sofia Pernas). She surprisingly appeared during the last scene of Chapter 49, and in the next episode, she easily won over Jane and Rafael.
Some fans might not like seeing Rafael make moves on Jane’s cousin, but Urman explained to Indie Wire that it was time for Rafael to have a new romantic interest. “It… let me have more fun with Rafael because I was kind of sick of seeing him moon. He’s a great-looking guy and he’s going to have ladies in his life, and he really did love Jane but I thought it was an important character step for him to watch Jane get married and to have that affect him too,” she said. “Because who would he be if he’s just constantly skulking around the background?”
“Jane the Virgin” Season 3 airs every Monday at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.