Cuban actor William Levy recalled difficult moments of his childhood in which, he says, he lived “on a diet for five years, forced by the government.”
Levy says that he left Cuba with his father for the United States, a country where he began his acting career with some soap operas. However, it was in Mexico that he found the opportunities to boost his acting career through his performances in melodramas such as “Cuidado con el Ángel” and “Sortilegio”.
The impact of Levy, who had previously developed his talent as a model, made him an important figure on Mexican television.
In 2013, he made his last telenovela in our country, La tempestad, and later returned to the United States to seek a path in the cinema. Although he participated in some films (the most prominent was “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”, with Milla Jovovich) the soap operas called him back to star in the remake of “Café con aroma de mujer”.
In an interview with the Spanish program El hormiguero, William Levy recalled that stage in which he experienced hardship as a child.
“No matter how hard you try, you’re not going to move forward and that frustrates you,” Levy said when talking about the reasons his family had for leaving Cuba.
“They take away your freedom, they take away the gift that God gives you, which is freedom… Now we are the same as in 1993 and 1994, without food, they gave us one piece of bread a day per person,” he said.
He also talked about fame, which he said “is the best award an artist can receive.”
“I feel very grateful to the public, I feel blessed because God has given me the fortune to live moments that I would not have imagined.”