Eiza González and other celebrities who stopped making soap operas and now succeed in other projects – Nueva Mujer

When it comes to dreaming big, these celebs aren’t afraid to take risks. They started at a very young age in the industry and like everyone else, they climbed the ladder.

The TV soaps they became their main platform to demonstrate their talent and from there they managed to jump to other formats, in the big leagues.

Although telenovelas in Mexico are one of the most important products in the entertainment industry, they decided to try their luck with other genres and productions. Today they are succeeding alongside big stars, with renowned directors and in successful projects on an international level.

Eiza Gonzalez

Eiza has been one of the Mexicans who has given the most to talk about in recent years and is that at 30 years of age, she has had enormous growth. The actress studied at the Televisa Artistic Education Center when she was 14 years old. and from there she was chosen to star in the telenovela “Lola Érase una Vez”. Eiza tried her luck in Nickelodeon series like “Suela conmigo” and later had a leading role in “Amores Verdaderos”

The Mexican decided that she wanted to be in the big Hollywood productions, which led her to participate in the Netflix series “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series”. Thanks to his charisma and histrionic talent, he began to climb rapidly and that’s how he made his film debut in the action film “Baby Driver”. Eiza has rubbed shoulders with big stars like Anse Elgort, Lily James and Kevin Spacey. He was also under the direction of James Cameron and now Michael Bay, along with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Ambulance”.

Salma Hayek

The actress originally from Veracruz is one of the most recognized Mexicans in the entertainment industry. She has stood out among the greats for her charisma, beauty and talent. Her great opportunity on television was the leading role in the telenovela “Teresa” (1989-1990) and later she participated in “The Flight of the Eagle” (1994). She also starred in the movie “El alley of miracles”, for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award.

From there, Salma made the decision to go to the United States to make a career in Hollywood. He started in tapes like “Desperado” (1995), “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996), “Dogma” (1999) and “Wild Wild West” (1999).

Hayek has been nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes, Ariels, and BAFTAs. Today she has made a career as a philanthropist, producer and businesswoman. She recently received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kate of the Castle

The actress is recognized for starring in telenovelas such as “Muchachitas” (1991), “Mágica Juventud” (1992), “Ramona” (2000), “El Derecho de Nacer” (2001) and “Under the Same Skin” (2003). Despite the success and affection that she earned from the public, Kate decided to try her luck in other formats, getting the leading role in the saga of “La Reina del Sur”. This positioned her in the entertainment industry internationally as the series was even nominated for an International Emmy.

Kate also stood out in “Ungovernable”, a series that Netflix launched in 2017. Although she had previously had a participation in “Jane the Virgin” (2015), “Killer Women” (North American version of “Woman killers”) and “CSI: Miami”. The actress also jumped to the cinema with “Under the same moon” (2008), “Colosio: The murder” (2012) and “Bad Guys” (2006).

Now, the actress is back in Mexico but not to make more telenovelas but to launch a reinterpretation Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina” which will be called “The Beautiful Lie”. At the same time is waiting for the premiere of the third season of “La Reina del Sur”.

Paola Nunez

Although she has an extensive career on television, Paola is remembered for playing Bárbara “Barbie” Bazterrica in TvAzteca’s “Amor en custodia”. Among the soap operas in which she has participated are “Las Juanas” (2004-2005), “Pasión Morena” (2009-2010) and “Reina de corazón” (2014). Núñez jumped to the series format with “La Reina del Sur 2″.

The actress decided to try her luck abroad, getting a role in the movie “Bad Boys 3” (2020), alongside Will Smith. Now she is focused on the live action series based on the video game “Resident Evil”, which she is now recording in Vancouver.