Roselyn Sánchez Shines on Hit Show Devious Maids

By admin July 22, 2013 15:36

roselynRoselyn Sánchez has found fame on the new Lifetime series “Devious Maids,”  from producer Marc Cherry, which airs Sundays on Lifetime. Sánchez ‘s character, Carmen Luna, is an ambitious, aspiring  singer, who works for a singing superstar. Luna hopes to be discovered for her  own career.

“She doesn’t think or believe she has no money or is a maid. In her mind  she’s already a star. … All her money goes to her wardrobe. She always wants  to look fabulous,” the 40-year-old actress said in a recent interview.

Sánchez  said she had to learn how to play Carmen, make her funny, but  not overdo it. “That was a struggle for me with my character because she’s bigger than life.  It was finding that line that I’m not playing funny, you know? It’s just who she  is,” she said.

What helped her prepare for “Devious Maids” was a role in a comedy called  “Familia en Venta” for MundoFox.

“It was my first time working in Spanish even though it’s my first language,  so it’s interesting I’ve made my career in the (United) States in English when I  don’t speak great English,” she laughed. “And God is just incredible because I  went to Colombia to do that job that was a real comedy. I learned so much that  it was almost like going to school, and it prepared me to tackle ‘Devious Maids’  and be really comfortable with it, so everything happens for a reason.”

She went to college for three years and then moved to New York, where she  landed a role on the soap opera “As the World Turns” while pursuing musical  theater. Her parents were finally at ease with her career choice when she got a role  in the 2001 film “Rush Hour 2.”

“When the premiere happened in Los Angeles, I flew my family out because it  was such a big deal for me, and I think that was the day that it clicked to mom  and dad. They looked at it and they were like, ‘OK, she’ll be fine. She’ll be  fine.’ It was really beautiful to see that moment of them accepting finally my  choice of leaving Puerto Rico and going to find a future somewhere else, you  know?”


By admin July 22, 2013 15:36

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