Mex­i­can ac­tress in case of bad tim­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE -

MEX­I­CAN ac­tress Kate del Castillo says her in­volve­ment in ac­tor Sean Penn’s in­ter­view with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has cost her act­ing jobs and a “ma­cho” Mex­i­can gov­ern­ment is per­se­cut­ing her only be­cause she’s a woman.

Del Castillo had to shoot her up­com­ing Net­flix se­ries “In­gob­ern­able” – or “Un­govern­able” – in the United States be­cause she fears she’ll be de­tained if she re­turns to Mex­ico.

The ac­tress still faces gov­ern­ment ac­cu­sa­tions of ob­struc­tion of jus­tice and money laun­der­ing re­lated to the 2015 meet­ing with the Si­naloa car­tel leader, who was on the run af­ter his sec­ond es­cape from a Mex­i­can prison.

In an in­ter­view with The As­so­ci­ated Press, del Castillo said she’s grate­ful to Net­flix for stand­ing by her.

“It’s not been a good year,” she said. “I couldn’t work be­cause peo­ple didn’t want me, be­cause they were afraid.”

Del Castillo launched a cam­paign this week with Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals, call­ing on Mi­ami Seaquar­ium to re­lease its orca named Lolita into a coastal sanc­tu­ary.

Now liv­ing in Los An­ge­les, de Castillo said she won’t let her ex­ile from Mex­ico dampen her ac­tivism, though she does worry about her par­ents’ se­cu­rity in Mex­ico. Del Castillo laughed at the irony of star­ring in “In­gob­ern­able” as the first lady of Mex­ico (“The tim­ing is no bueno for me,” she said).

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