Eva Longoria’s New Sitcom Pokes Fun at Telenovelas

Eva Longoria is back on TV.  This time she’s starring in a telenovela. Well, sort of.

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Longoria is the lead in Telenovela, a sitcom about novela actors who create more drama off screen than in front of the camera.

The series was originally going to be titled Hot & Bothered.

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Longoria plays Ana Maria, a Latina TV star who’s got a big problem…

She can’t speak Spanish.

The cast also features LOTS of Latinos. Here’s Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco…

Real-life telenovela star Jencarlos Canela…

As well as Jose Moreno Brooks and Diana Maria Riva.

Longoria, who is also a producer on the show, told Glamour her projects aren’t just aimed at Latinos.

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Longoria said, “What I want to do is create great content on television and movies. It is not my role to program only for Latinos, and you can’t really assume that Hispanics only want Hispanic content,
adding,  “But I do think that we are severely underrepresented in television and film. And instead of complaining about not seeing ourselves, we should become film producers, directors, and writers, and tell our story.”

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