Arámbula to Star in Telemundo’s Telenovela “La Patrona”

Aracely Arámbula is will soon be wearing the pantalones on primetime television…

The37-year-old Mexican telenovela star and singer will be starring in the new Telemundo telenovela La Patrona, which is set to premiere on January 8, according to the network.

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Arámbula will share the screen with Jorge Luis Pila and popular Argentine actress Christian Bach in the highly anticipated Mexican soap opera.

It’s Arámbula’s first production with the network after signing an exclusive contract last May to join Telemundo’s talent pool.

La Patrona tells the story of Gabriela Suarez, portrayed by Arámbula, the only woman working in a mine in San Pedro del Oro, a Mexican village where the miners don’t allow a woman in a world dominated by men.

Arámbula’s character falls in love with Alejandro Beltran (Pila), with whom she has a complicated romance that’s opposed by the mother, Antonia Guerra (Bach), known as “the boss.”

Arámbula began her acting career in 1995 with a part in the telenovela Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma; and she went on to star in Cañaveral de Pasiones, El Alma No Tiene Color, Soñadoras, Rencor Apasionado and Corazon Salvaje, among others.

Zepeda’s Next Starring Role is a Blast from the Past…

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.