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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lauren Vélez Talks About 'La Lupe' Biopic and the 'Struggles' of Being A Latina In Showbiz


Via: huffingtonpost, by Carolina Moreno: Police Captain María LaGuerta will soon be busy following Dexter’s blood-soaked trail when the seventh season of the Showtime hit drama "Dexter" premieres this week. But Puerto Rican actress Lauren Vélez, who plays the ruthless LaGuerta, used the time between seasons to work on a project centered around another ambitious Cuban woman.

Vélez, a long time admirer of 1960s Cuban singer and exile Guadalupe “La Lupe” Victoria Yolí Raymond, will star and help produce "They Call Me La Lupe,” a biopic of the artist written by Luis Caballero and James Manos Jr. (creator of “Dexter”). To bring the film to the big screen -- also set to feature Dominican actress Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) -- the Boricua and a team of producers are trying to raise $100,000 through Kickstarter, a popular social platform used to fund creative projects.

In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, Vélez talked about the reasons she’s determined to make the film and why she's so passionate about La Lupe, the eccentric character she will portray. Read the whole interview here.

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