This Is What It Looks Like When America Ferrera Steps In As Director For ‘Superstore’

In a recent Vulture article, Maria Elena Fernandez published a stirring profile on the multitalented, Emmy-Award winning actress, and activist, America Ferrera. In the article, Ferrera, 32, discussed some major life events, like how close she came to switching careers after 9/11 and what being a symbol of Latinidad for others was like, even as she struggled with her own identity. She also dives into what it’s like to be an actor, producer and (first-time) director on the NBC sitcom, “Superstore.”

America Ferrera’s directorial debut was last Thursday on the NBC sitcom “Superstore” in an episode called “Mateo’s Last Day.” Here she is celebrating right before it aired.

Ferrera, who is also an activist, fittingly directed this episode of “Superstore” in which Mateo, who is undocumented, faces issues when he gets a promotion at work.

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Yeah, this complicates things.

In this episode, the director (has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?), brilliantly tackles issues of immigration starting off with the neverending debate of how to refer to undocumented immigrants.


Correct Mateo, we are all human regardless of the documentation we do or don’t have. Also, notice how Cheyenne isn’t phased by the news he reveals. She’s not about to treat him any different because he’s undocumented. Love!

Ferrera admits nothing comes easy even when she’s done this acting thing hundreds of times. Ferrera says she still gets nervous. But she’s not about letting these feelings of anxiety take over. She faces her fears head-on.

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As a first generation American, Ferrera gets nervous about not doing her roots enough justice. This balance of wanting to break out while honoring her Latina identity is a struggle we can all relate to.

During this “Superstore” episode, Ferrera was glued to Twitter ready to answer questions and respond to comments that fans were tweeting at her in real time.

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People were loving this episode.

Because she’s heavily involved with social issues, it’s no surprise that people are starting to wonder about her political aspirations. When Vulture asked her if she sees a future in politics, she responded with a pretty political answer.

“It has never been part of the plan but, like I said, I don’t think any of us knows what lies ahead. And I will say that for a lot of people, myself included, the current situation has really put into perspective what matters.”

Let’s hope that’s a solid “maybe.” I’d love to see her making more speeches.

We can’t wait to see what she does next!

Check out the rest of the interview here.

Read: America Ferrera Almost Quit Acting. Here’s Why.

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno


Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions after 32 years. The bizarre year of Covid and social distancing was also a year of wins for Los Angeles after both the Lakers and Dodgers bring home the championships. The city was alive with energy after the historic and wonderful win.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new World Series champions.

The baseball team has not won a World Series championship since 1988. This year, after a long 32-year drought, the Dodgers broke that curse and delivered LA a win during the time of Covid. The Dodgers went against the Tampa Bay Rays and battled it out in a nerve-wracking and nail-biting World Series.

Of course, there is a lot of love being showered on the Latino players.

Latinos are a major part of the Dodgers and their fanbase is huge. There is a reason that the nickname of the Dodgers is Los Doyers. There are four Latino pitchers on the Dodgers and they made themselves crucial parts of the team this season leading the team to the championship.

The Dodgers triumphed over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series on Game 6. The teams kept battling it out for the first four games with the Dodgers winning the first and third. The Tampa Bay Rays won the second and fourth. Yet, the Dodgers came through at the end with victories in the fifth and sixth game to clinch the title.

The story overpowering the coverage of the Dodgers’ World Series win is Justin Turner.

The third baseman tested positive for Covid-19 during the game and was removed when the test came back positive. However, when the Dodgers won the sixth game, Turner ran onto the field without a mask. He was photographed holding the trophy, posing with the team for photos, and even taking selfies without wearing a mask.

It is a clear violation of Covid guidelines for the MLB. According to reports, officials sent security to remove Turner from the field because he was breaking safety guidelines. He allegedly refused to leave the field.

Fans have a lot of questions about how Turner caught Covid since the league was supposed to be operating in a bubble.

The MLB has had issues with some teams dealing with Covid infections but it had been a while since one had happened. Turner was tested the day before the game but it came back inconclusive, a pretty common issues with Covid testing right now. Turner was then tested before the game and when the results came back positive in the second inning, Turner was immediately removed.

The MLB has launched an investigation into Turner’s outright refusal to comply with Covid safety guidelines.

“Following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,’’ the Commissioner’s Office said in a statement. “While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.’’

READ: The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited


The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

READ: From Serving Tacos To Being Signed With The LA Dodgers, Here’s What We Know Of The LA Dodger’s Pitcher

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