Eduardo Verástegui Breaks Latino Stereotypes in <em>Bella</em>
23 de Octubre, 2007 - 1:00 PM EDT
Eduardo Verástegui Breaks Latino Stereotypes in Bella
The Mexican actor said his role in the film does justice to Latinos who live in the United States
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"In the United States, they portray us as drunks, criminals, drug dealers or gang-bangers, and as Latin lovers or womanizers. That was the stereotype that fed my career for 12 years," the Mexican actor, 33, told news agency EFE.
Verástegui and U.S. actress Tammy Blanchard play two people whose lives change forever when the actor's character loses everything and ends up appreciating family values. Verástegui also produces the film directed by the Mexican Alejandro Monteverde.