Devious Maids

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 11 JULY -

Sea­son 1 (*194) 20:30

Rose­lyn Sánchez is laugh­ing her way to the bank as Car­men Luna, one of the Latina do­mes­tics in dram­edy Devious Maids (2013-cur­rent). “It’s been in­cred­i­ble to do more comedic roles and learn. I have been act­ing for many years, but when you do a drama-com­edy writ­ten by Marc Cherry [who cre­ated Des­per­ate Housewives, 2004-2012], it’s like go­ing back to school,” laughs the 43-year-old.

The Puerto Ri­can-born stunner 1

got her taste of fame in crime shows like With­out A Trace (2005-2009 – she played Elena Del­gado), but when it ended, she wanted more up­lift­ing, hap­pier roles. “I wanted to go to work and laugh. I prayed that the next job chance would be a drama or com­edy. I wanted to do some­thing dif­fer­ent,” she says.

She was en­cour­aged to au­di­tion 2

by friend Eva Lon­go­ria (Gaby So­lis in Des­per­ate Housewives), who’s one of Devious Maids’ ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. The two know each other from Des­per­ate Housewives – Rose­lyn au­di­tioned for the part of Gaby be­fore Eva was cast.

Rose­lyn is used to the spot­light – 3

she’s won two beauty pageants, Miss Puerto Rico Petite 1993 and in 1994 she was Miss America Petite.

In mid 2015, Rose­lyn was of­fered 4

co-host­ing du­ties of Miss USA but she turned it down fol­low­ing pageant owner Don­ald Trump’s hate-speech against Mex­i­can im­mi­grants dur­ing his pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign. “I am a proud Latina and [Trump’s] com­ments were an in­sult to our cul­ture. I won’t spon­sor any­thing pro­duced by him.”

She mar­ried Eric Win­ter – Dash in 5

fan­tasy se­ries Witches Of East End (2013-2014) – in 2008. They have one child to­gether, four-year-old daugh­ter Se­bella Rose Win­ter.

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