Kate Del Castillo Wants All Of Us To See A Different Side Of Mexico In New Netflix Show “Ingobernable”
In the new Netflix series, only the second original one to be completely in Spanish (the first was “Club de Cuervos”), “Ingobernable” follows Mexico’s First Lady, Emilia Urquiza (Kate Del Castillo) as she is being chased for the assassination of her husband, the President of Mexico Diego Nava (Erik Hayser).
The trailer shows the high power couple in a relationship in decline, tumbling down in tumultuous fashion.
With a divorce looming, and what appear to be one too many drinks, a body goes flying off a roof several floors down, crushing the roof of a government issued SUV like a soda can. The body? That of Diego Nava Martinez, the young handsome president of Mexico.
Emilia then disappears and sets out on the run from the law, using her security expertise to evade officials.
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Struggling to find anyone who would believe it wasn’t her, she attempts to clear her name, while also trying to remain free. Thus begins the story of “Ingobernable.”
“Ingobernable” is the Spanish word for “ungovernable” or “unmanageable,” which seems totally appropriate for Castillo who is no stranger to controversy.
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If she doesn’t look familiar – even though she’s been on “Jane The Virgin” and “Weeds” – her name might ring a bell for you. Castillo was allegedly at the heart of the controversy surrounding Sean Penn’s infamous, and probably strangest of all time, interview with El Chapo.
Recently Castillo sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss the new action packed show and talk (as much as she legally can), about her feelings on the El Chapo debacle.
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In the Vanity Fair interview she mentions her frustrations around legal issues with the infamous El Chapo meeting.
“It’s been a hard year for me. Of course, it was crazy. Still is. I still can’t go back to Mexico, and legally, I am still working that out, and have charges still. And you know, I’m a woman, and if I was not a woman, this wouldn’t be happening, for sure. Where is Sean Penn; where are the other two? Why am I the only one who’s being charged?”
Despite her legal battles, she’s excited for viewers to see Mexico in a new light.
Of the political climate between the U.S. and Mexico and how she sees her show having an impact there, she says: “They’re gonna see the Mexico that they don’t know,” in the article she continues: “This wealthy, powerful, beautiful, cultural Mexico. And exactly the opposite. Those contrasts, I think it’s appealing for everybody.”
In a line from the trailer she says “If you think you’ve seen me fight, you haven’t seen anything yet.”
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Hearing it from Castillo, it’s hard to tell whether that’s coming from her character Emilia Urquiza, or from her personally.
“Ingobernable” is available to stream on Netflix now.