When I started acting, I was told over and over again, 'You're no good.' But I said to myself, 'You've got to keep it up.'
I'm not a skinny girl. I push it. I'm at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I'm happy at all times.
Hollywood has definitely grown, in embracing the inclusion of Latinos in the world, because, for some time, we didn't exist. We were not part of any stories.
I grew up in Mexico, not the U.S., and the fact is that there just aren't any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won't be a problem, but an asset.