Move over Danica Patrick… There’s a new speed racer in town… And, her name is Angelique Boyer.
The 24-year-old Mexican actress takes the wheel for a drag race against former Dancing with the Starsheartthrob William Levy in a Mexican commercial for Ruffles and Sabritas.
In the minute-long clip, the telenovela stars race through the city to reach La Esquina, where a young man is debating which brand of potato chips to buy. Boyer and Levy each tease each other along the way.
After arriving, Boyer and Levy each give good face to persuade the guy to pick their respective brand.
Hollywood’s obsession with Mexican telenovelas continues…
It appears ABC is developing an adaptation of the popular telenovelaTeresa, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
From Saving Gracewriter/executive producer Nancy Miller, the drama centers on an ambitious law student living a double life — one as an ambitious and smart law student who pretends to be like all the other wealthy kids at UCLA and another as an illegal immigrant living on the wrong side of the tracks.
The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from Lionsgate and Televisa.
Teresa first aired in 2010 and starred Angelique Boyer, Aarón Díaz and Sebastián Rulli. The telenovela ended its run in February 2011, with Univision broadcasting it for from April through October of the same year. That series was a remake of a 1959 telenovela with Maricruz Olivier, with a third attempted in 1989 with Salma Hayek in the lead role.
It’s the latest telenovela adaptation attempt at ABC, the same network that originally tried to bring Devious Maids to the small screen before ultimately passing on the project and letting Lifetime give the Roselyn Sanchez-starrer a lifeline.
Miller, meanwhile, most recently executive produced Lifetime’s short-lived Against the Wall. Her credits include The Closer and CSI: Miami.
Teresa comes as the network has found success with the Emily Van Camp-starrer Revenge, a soapy thriller the network moved to the plumb Sundays at 9 p.m. slot for its second season.
David Zepeda has already been setting hearts aflutter in telenovelas like “’Sortilegio” and “Soy tu dueña”… But now he’s preparing to steal hearts in his biggest role yet.
The Mexican actor will star in the remake of the classic telenovela “Cañaveral de Pasiones,” which originally aired on Televisa in 1996.
“When I arrived at Televisa, I always dreamed of starring in a telenovala at nine o’clock at night. It was my goal,” professes the 37-year-old telenovela star. “Thanks to God and the people who have believed in me, I don’t plan to disappoint anyone!”
The original oh-so-1990s version of “Cañaveral de Pasiones,” which translates to “sugar cane plantation of passions,” starred Daniela Castro and Juan Soler. Even though Zepeda has only seen the first episodes of the popular telenovela, he’s confident the remake will captivate viewers.
“For the new version we’ll bring the story up-to-date and new situations that people will appreciate,” exclaims Zepeda about the production, which will co-star Angelique Boyer and Mark Tacher. “It’s a great story complete with passion and debauchery. We [the characters] are all intertwined and fighting for our personal objectives. For some its love, for others it’s passion and revenge.”
Production on the telenovela is scheduled to start next week in and around Mérida—in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula—with “Cañaveral de Pasiones” premiering in January.