After eight years of premiering the first season of "La Reina del Sur", Kate del Castillo returns to the small screen with the most iconic character of her career: the drug trafficker Teresa Mendoza.
"It has been very difficult to return to her. I had a lot of nerves because she is such a beloved and expected character. After so much time, I did not know how 'Teresa' spoke, but they barely said action and I connected. I have enjoyed it like crazy, but I also feel pressured, "said the actress in September, when she shot the second part of the story.
Today, waiting for the reaction that the audience will have to see the transmission of the first episode of this new stage, Del Castillo yearns to meet expectations. "Hopefully we are at the same level."
In the plot, Teresa lives in Italian Tuscany with the name of Maria Dantés, away from the world of drugs and under the protection of the program of protected witnesses of the US government, which she could resort to after politically sinking the Mexican presidential candidate Epifanio Vargas.
Teresa Mendoza is the antihero of history, without studies and bad manners, but loved by the public despite making the biggest mistakes.
"La Reina del Sur" is based on the homonymous novel by Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Adapted by the Venezuelan writers Roberto Stopello and Valentina Párraga, it began its first season on February 18, 2011, with an investment of 10 million dollars.
The plot focuses on Teresa Mendoza, a Mexican born in Sinaloa who moves to live in Spain, where she is involved in the networks of smuggling and drug trafficking; in that process, the life of her, desires, illusions, and love are shown.
In 2011, Kate del Castillo said she had read Perez-Reverte's book when it went on sale in 2002, and knowing that she would take to television, she pursued the character until she won it.
"The day Patricio Wills called me, I could not believe it and I had absolutely nothing to think about, obviously, I was going to say yes. She is a woman who knew how to survive in a world of men, she is worthy, she does not contradict herself and does nothing that humiliates her. Teresa assumed her responsibility and her faults. She survived all the deaths of the people she wanted and she was left alone. Yes, it kills people, but it's completely justified."
A few days ago, the protagonist of films like "The same moon", 2008 film, and "Colosio: The murder", a feature film of 2012, promised that in the new cycle the public will see much more of it and did not skimp on details.
The first chapter will be full of adrenaline and will leave the spectator without respite, especially for the spectacular scenes that take place in Italy, one of the eight countries in which it has been recorded.
It is likely that women see Teresa as an icon of women's empowerment, as she will defend her positions and will not allow anyone to humiliate her, much less now that she has a nine-year-old daughter, which is logically the most important of his life.
"The Queen of the South" became an international phenomenon in its first season and a breakthrough in the way of making soap operas, to the extent that after its success came the so-called narco series as "The Lord of the Skies", "Lady Acero "and" El Chema ", to name a few.
Although Teresa Mendoza is away from drug trafficking and enjoys life with her daughter Sofía, whom she trains for situations in danger, old and new enemies appear, who kidnap the girl, so she must dig up the past to confront them.
WORK WITH WILL SMITH
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