del Castillo to Guest Star on NBC’s “Grimm”

Things are about to get pretty Grimm for Kate del Castillo

The 39-year-old Mexican actress and telenovela star has signed to guest star on Grimm, NBC’s dark police procedural that takes place in a world in which characters inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales exist.

Kate del Castillo

del Castillo will portray a Portland-based detective searching for a child abductor, and that criminal could very well be the legendary La Llorona.

Grimm fans know monsters play a part in each and every episode. And, La Llorona is expected to give the show a Latin twist, by shining a spotlight on one of Latin America’s most famous legends.

According to legend, a beautiful woman named Maria kills her children by drowning them; in order to be with the man she loves. When he rejects her, she kills herself. Challenged at the gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children, she isn’t permitted to enter the afterlife until she finds them. So Maria is forced to wander the earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name La Llorona.

The episode featuring del Castillo, who had a guest-starring role on CSI: Miami last season, will air on October 26.

Meanwhile, del Castillo is set to star in the films No Good Deed and K-11.

del Castillo to Star in “No Good Deed”

Kate del Castillo’s quest to become a Hollywood leading lady is one step closer to becoming reality…

The 39-year-old Mexican actress, considered the reigning queen of telenovelas, has joined the cast of No Good Deed, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Kate del Castillo

The thriller revolves around a former DA-turned-stay-at-home mom (Henson) and her two small children who are kidnapped from their home by a mysterious stranger (Elba).

Del Castillo—who starred in Telemundo’s hugely popular telenovela   La Reina del Surwill play Elba’s cheating ex-fiancée.

It’s the latest Hollywood role for del Castillo, who received critical acclaim for her performance in La misma luna (Under the Same Moon), guest-starred on CSI: Miami and had a story arc on Weeds. Up next for del Castillo: playing a transsexual in the film K-11, set for release later this year.