This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. Guzman, a fan of del Castillo's, had reached out to del Castillo through his lawyers years earlier and gave her the rights to tell his life story, she said. George Clooney stars and directs. October marks three years since Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, accompanied by actor Sean Penn, secretly met with international drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán at his lair in Mexico. Despite all her accomplishments, things took a turn for the worst for del Castillo in 2015 as she found herself embroiled in a scandal that almost ended her career.

In a text conversation with Guzman on Sept. 25, Granados asked if del Castillo could bring actor Sean Penn to their first meeting.

She said: “I hope that things go incredibly well for the administration headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.” Amlo took office on 1 December. After El Chapo's arrest, del Castillo had to face a media frenzy, as well as Mexican authorities -- who subpoenaed her and opened an investigation for alleged money laundering. Although del Castillo has dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship, she defiantly insisted on showing her Mexican passport as she crossed the border. The drug lord was serving a sentence for homicide and drug charges at the Mexican prison and had escaped from prison once before. Del Castillo, who commenced a relationship with Guzmán in 2012 by tweeting, “Today I believe more in El Chapo Guzmán than I do in the governments that … In 2002, she got the opportunity to cross over to the U.S. with PBS' American Family, the first broadcast television drama series featuring a predominantly Latino cast. I'm very lucky. “That was an episode of my life that I do not regret at all,” del Castillo said Tuesday during her appearance at the winter Television Critics Assn. It has been bashed,” she said. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Kate del Castillo Says She's 'Hurt' and 'Angry' at Sean Penn After Helping Him Land El Chapo Interview, Tess Romero's Revolutionary Role in 'Diary of a Future President' Forges a Positive Narrative (Exclusive), Selena Gomez on Why She's Being 'Transparent' on Her New Album 'Rare' (Exclusive), By signing up, you agree to our "Mr. Chapo, wouldn't it be cool if you started to traffic with good?" I’m a 46-year-old woman. ", 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. The most controversial portion of the essay stated: "Today I believe more in Chapo Guzmán [than in] the government that hides painful truths from me, that hides th… Brought to you by the editors of People en Español. Del Castillo has expressed regret over assisting the actor in meeting Guzmán in the hopes of getting a movie made about him.

Based on a novel, “La Reina del Sur” was a smash for Telemundo in 2011. Si yo me voy de esta vida, I don't care,'" she adds. "It's been a sh*tty two, three years," she tells ET exclusively, amid working on a number of projects. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? press tour in Pasadena, Calif. to promote the new season of her Telemundo drama series “La Reina del Sur.” “It was an experience I will keep in myself and will last forever. Over the years, she became one of the top actresses in Latin America, starring in a slew of films and telenovelas, like Los De Abajo, La Mentira and Ramona. For me it was kind of tough to pay all the lawyers in America and in Mexico without a job.”. "I can only say he is so professional, fun and he's there for you. Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo Guzman" is shown to the press after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, outskirts of Mexico City, June 10, 1993. After El Chapo's capture, Kate is thrust into the international spotlight, where she's left feeling betrayed and fearful of the Mexican government. You know how to.".

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