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During her studies at Tisch, the art school at New York University, from 2009 to 2011, Melissa Barrera had a role. "I always auditioned for the role of Vanessa in In the Heights, the Broadway play," confesses the 29-year-old Mexican actress. “I never stayed, but God's times are perfect and when something is for you, there is no one who can take it away from you. And now [it's] my turn to make the film, it's a blessing.”
Also, working under the direction of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of In the Heights, and with singer Leslie Grace - who will bring Nina to life on the tape - is nothing. Leslie is a mop. Lin-Manuel [is] the best, dictates the energy of the set,”reveals Barrera, who convinced her agent in the United States to get her an audition. "They are all humble people. God grant us to be very successful."
If it is a matter of triumph, Barrera has already tested his honeys. In addition to being the protagonist of the acclaimed series Vida (Starz), in a few months the filming of the tape Carmen will begin with the galanazo Jamie Dornan. "As a woman it inspires me because she works a lot," observes Mishel Prada, who plays Barrera's sister in the Starz series, which has been approved for a third season. “She knows where she is going and nobody is going to say no to her. It inspires me to see such a motivated woman.”
Motivation has Barrier to spare. In 2012, when she was enjoying a Tisch vacation in her native Monterrey, Mexico, she decided to try her luck at the La Academia singing contest in Mexico City. Although she was not crowned in the competition, she achieved roles in soap operas such as Siempre tuya Acapulco and Tanto amor, in addition to the Netflix series Club de cuervos. Not satisfied, he made the leap to Hollywood, like his idol Salma Hayek, and he met his destiny in Vida. "Everything I produce or the roles I choose [I want] that contribute to eliminating stereotypes," stresses the artist, who is fluent in English, since she attended a bilingual school from the age of 3. "I said to myself since I arrived [in Los Angeles in 2017]: 'I am not going to do any narco stories, we are much more than that, Latinos.'"
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