Thursday, November 30, 2017

KATE, THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, HAS THE RIGHTS TO EL CHAPO'S STORY

 She may not be well known outside Mexico, where she is a major star, but Kate del Castillo has become internationally famous for a different reason.
After exchanging a number of flirty texts with him, the 45-year-old actress met fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his hideout in the Sinaloa mountains, taking Sean Penn with her in the hopes of making a Hollywood movie about it.
But shortly after the meeting---and her brief affair with Penn, who wrote a 10,000-word piece for Rolling Stone about it--Mexican authorities arrested Guzman and for a while Kate lived in fear that her life was in danger because she believed El Chapo's cartel would think she had betrayed him.
Now, she tells me when we meet in Beverly Hills, El Chapo's men know she did nothing that led to his capture and she is more afraid of the Mexican government than the drug cartels.
"I can never go back to Mexico," she says. "The government there is so corrupt."
Kate is funny, friendly and talks fluent English with an enticing Spanish accent.
She has produced a three-episode documentary series for Netflix, The Day I Met El Chapo and he granted her the rights to his story, leaving open the possibility of a major movie..
The daughter of famed actor Eric del Castillo, Kate has been acting since the age of nine and after achieving major success as a sexy drug kingpin in the series The Queen of the South, she set her eyes on the American market.and is carving out a crossover career for herself.
She carries dual citizenship and has a production company, Kate del Castillo Productions, up and running in California. She has appeared in the PBS series American Family about a Latino family in Los Angeles, had a role on the comedy series Jane the Virgin and recently finished a U.S. movie All About Nina.
"We'll see what happens but I'm still hoping to make a movie about El Chapo," she says.




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KATE, THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, HAS THE RIGHTS TO EL CHAPO'S STORY

 She may not be well known outside Mexico, where she is a major star, but Kate del Castillo has become internationally famous for a diff...