Eva Longoria Talks NBC's 'Telenovela' at Natpe Panel 2015: 'Our Show Is Not A Latin Show'
Eva Longoria is chic and sophisticated as she strikes a pose while attending day three of NATPE 2015 held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Thursday (January 22) in Miami Beach, Fla.
The 39-year-old actress was joined by her boyfriend Jose Antonio Baston before taking part in the Sharpening the Focus: How U.S. Networks Are Engaging the Hispanic Audience panel, where she talked about her upcoming show Telenovela.
“Our show is not a Latin show,” Eva expressed (via THR). “The perspective is basically mine. It’s about a telenovela star who doesn’t speak Spanish. I don’t speak Spanish, but I have strong ties to my culture. That’s what we’re trying to do. It’s a mainstream show that has lots of Latin culture.”
“Diversity means more than black people on television. We’ve seen an amazing increase in black writers, and other talent. It’s about content,” Eva added. “I’m not the Hispanic go to producer. That’s not what I set out to do. A lot of the shows we develop happen to have interesting, diverse characters, a lot of female characters. And about half are organically Hispanic characters.”
FYI: Eva is wearing a BCBG top, a Bebe skirt, and Jimmy Choo shoes.
10+ pictures inside of Eva Longoria and others at her Telenovela panel…