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.
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 Sur—will 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.