“[The role took her] to a stardom that she would not have been able to reach without that film,” Olmos told the program. “I told her: You have to understand that the future is in your hands and hopefully you will not only use it to get yourself ahead but to get what we represent ahead, being a Latina woman.” said Mr. Olmos.
“She’s done a lot of things but she hasn’t dedicated herself to her culture, and that’s very important to me,” he continued.
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