Empowerment Series: Breakout Star of “Rosario Tijeras” joins Hollywood Cast of film ”Blackout,” Barbara de Regil Shares an Empathetic Message about Telemundo’s “Parientes a la Fuerza” with AW
The opportunity to tell the stories of unstoppable women is a gift. The mission to continue sharing our stories comes from my belief in the importance of designing a space where we share positive messages that encourage others to rise. Everyone has individual challenges, being a witness to the resilience of other women is a reminder that we can do the hard things.
Barbara de Regil experienced adversity early in life but the pursuit for greatness has been unrelenting, so is her ability to forge ahead in the direction of her dreams. The Mexican stunner’s career in telenovelas took a high road when her character, Rosario Tijeras gained global popularity. The Sony Pictures Television and TV Azteca action-thriller was a megahit, placing the actress on a course to notoriety. The work to create the life envisioned continues to pay off. She is making beautiful strides in every aspect of her life.
AW had the pleasure of sitting down with the actress for a Zoom interview. Her down-to-earth and warm personality made it very easy to connect. We discussed her newest role in Telemundo’s Parientes a La Fuerza and the Hollywood movie, Blackout which she just signed on to do. She also shared a bit about being a mother. Our open and candid exchange is sure to inspire readers!
Congratulations on the Telemundo production Parientes a la Fuerza and your upcoming film Blackout! You are staying very busy! You rose to international popularity, as Rosario Tijeras. The crime thriller was a big hit and offered you the opportunity to play a very strong female character, who was tested by life’s misfortune. In your new role, as Carmen Jurado in Parientes a la Fuerza you play an inspiring singer who falls in love with George Cruz. It seems these two women are completely different! As viewers, we often get attached to characters. In what ways do you feel the audience will connect with Carmen Jurado that may be different from how they connected to you in Rosario Tijeras? They are so different! Rosario was a killer, empowered, she was all about action. There is such a contrast but I like them both! Carmen is an honest woman, funny, a natural at comedy. She comes to the US without papers and moves to Los Angeles to follow her dreams. I really like this series, it also has a beautiful love story with Guy Ecker (who plays George). He is older, making the romantic storyline a little different but you will love the series!
As an actress, I imagine there are roles you take on that change or challenge you in some way. In the role of Carmen Jurado in Parientes de la Fuerza, did you learn anything new about yourself while playing this role? She is just like me! A funny girl, who is honest with her feelings. Carmen likes to sing and dance. I don’t sing but like her, I’m not shy! However, I do not like older men but Carmen does!
The story of the Jurados will resonate with US Hispanic audiences. It highlights some of the cultural clashes and challenges encountered while trying to assimilate into American Life. What do you hope audiences walk away understanding better about Latinos after watching this story? You have to follow your dreams. They will come true if you do the work. Carmen came to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams but missed her country, culture, food, and family. When I thought about that, I imagined my life far from family, it’s hard to deal with that. I am so happy the series came to America first because of the story – you will feel it. A lot of Latinos leave everything behind, immigrants arrive here without any support. They come with nothing. You will be motivated after watching this series!
You just signed on as a cast member in Blackout, the new action Hollywood thriller. We are incredibly excited to see a Latina superhero! What does it mean to you to be part of this project? What will you bring to the character? It means everything to me. The movie came at a difficult time, I was living. Being with Josh Duhamel, Abbie (Cornish), with Sam (Macaroni), the director was amazing, like a dream come true. This will be the first of many movies that I will make for this country.
You are limitless. A Latina, who is an actress, entrepreneur, fitness guru, motivational speaker, and single mother. You are an example of what is possible when we believe in ourselves. Can you leave us with an inspirational message to empower me, and our readers to go after the life envisioned. You can do it. You just have to believe in yourself. You can do and be whatever you want, be that woman for your child. I was a single mother at the age of 16 years old. I was afraid for my future and my daughters but I pushed those thoughts away. I had to tell myself, “I can do this.” Today, I am happily married, very happy with my life. You can work, be a good mom, exercise, do all the things you want to do. Becoming a mom at a young age, felt lonely. I’d often think “Why me?” I wanted to be with someone, have help, and support. But now, I say thank you. I’m ok doing things on my own. My child gave me the push to get through this. Now, I am a strong woman with an amazing partner and love being a mom. I’ve realized that everything happens for a reason.
AW is filled with gratitude to have been given the opportunity to interview. Barbara de Regil. She is doing it all, her way. The journey is ongoing with a new telenovela, Hollywood role, and entrepreneurship. Her love for fitness is about to take her on a new venture, as she begins to promote her protein shake which is expected to be sold on Amazon.
This story will resonate with countless women. An empowered Latina that has fought against all odds to be where she is today. The doubts, insecurities, and fears faced during hardship did not hinder personal and professional growth. On the contrary, she was able to use her struggles, as a motivator to generate courage and persevere. We all have a warrior within, it isn’t until life challenges us that we meet the fighter within.
Telemundo’s Parientes a La Fuerza tells the story of millions of immigrants that endure suffering and sacrifice to come to the United States. The men, women, and children leave their familiar territory with the hope of finding something better. Productions like this are necessary, in order to shed light on the diversity that makes up our society. We cannot truly understand one another unless we open ourselves to learning about other human experiences.
Make sure to tune in to the romantic comedy, Parientes a La Fuerza on Telemundo, Tuesday, October 26 at 9 pm/8c. Check your local listings for times in your local area.
“This interview has been condensed for clarity.” The full interview can be found on AW Confidential You Tube channel.
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