According to El Nuevo Herald, “Ana Villafañe will soon have the distinction of being the first Hispanic superhero in Hollywood. In the film Max Steel, which opens next year, the young lady with a Cuban-American mother and Salvadoran father, helps save the world from evil in a role that was written for an Anglo actress, but now has an unmistakable Latin flavor.”
The rising star shared a piece of advice from the set of Los Americans, one of her first roles: “Raymond Cruz once told me to just enter the audition room and change the minds of the producers. It’s advice that has stayed with me forever. “
The article also touches on Villafañe’s human rights work in which she “is now working to change minds not only in Hollywood but also in the political and social spheres. Influenced by the experience of her maternal grandparents, Cuban exiles who arrived in Miami in 1962, the actress works with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba. She serves as spokesperson for the #ConnectCuba campaign, which aims to give Cubans on the island access to uncensored internet.
“It is a basic human right that they do not have. We are launching the campaign’s anthem, titled Oyelo…it’s my first single and will be released worldwide in English and in Spanish. I’m excited to be a spokesperson for this cause, but above all, I cannot wait to take the message to the media” she said.
To read the full article (Spanish), click here.
To join Ana in support of the Connect Cuba campaign, click here.