For anyone who wonders who is the actress who gives life to América Chávez and who stole a bit of camera from Benedict Cumberbatch himself (Doctor Strange) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), in one of the most anticipated films of 2022, you should know these facts.
Xochitl Gomez was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 29, 2006 and thanks to his father he has Mexican roots. As for her name, it has a meaning in the Nahuatl language (Latin American pre-Hispanic culture), which in Spanish can be translated as “Flower”.
the young artist began his career professionally in musicals since he was five years oldin addition to being part of some commercials and series such as ‘Raven’s Home’ during 2018, and a year later he collaborated in ‘You are the worst’ and ‘Shadow Wolves’, while in 2020 he was part of the cast of ‘Gentefied’ and in the Netflix series ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’.
The 16-year-old confessed that She has been a fan of superhero movies since she was a child. That’s why her mom decided to enroll her in martial arts classes to be ready when the opportunity presented itself.
“When I was younger I watched these Marvel movies, but I never saw myself as a superhero. But my mother put me in martial arts classes because she thought that maybe one day they would need someone with those skills; I started when I was 12 years old and when I was 14 they gave me this character of a heroine expert in martial arts. And I’m almost a black belt.”
Xóchitl Gómez’s effort paid off when she finally had her big chance and was able to audition for the role of América Chávez, and although she didn’t hear anything for 6 months after a long wait, she had the opportunity to go on to the second round of the casting, where she was finally chosen for the character.