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‘Dora’ is about real Latino characters

Actress Eva Longoria is over the moon that characters in the new ‘Dora The Explorer’ film are ‘authentically Latin’.

The star has opened up about how glad she is that finally Latino characters are not being included just to ‘check a box’. Eva has admitted her philanthropy has got much stronger after the birth of her son because she wants to ‘leave the world in a better place’ for him. And that’s why she was so keen to star in ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’.

Staring as Dora The Explorer’s mother, Eva said that having a Latino cast is ‘so important’.

She added, “It’s the reason why I wanted to do the movie. It’s authentically Latin. There’s no check the box, let’s insert Latino character here. It’s Dora, she’s Latina. Of course her parents would be Latino and then her friend Diego, he’s Latino. And they have a grandma. It’s not forced upon you. No one’s hitting you on the head with a tortilla.”

Eva recently opened up about juggling playing a mother and being one, both for the first time, after having Santi with her husband Jose Baston on 19 June 2018. She explained the challenges of having Santi on set with her, even when filming in the middle of the jungle.“It was the first time being a mom and playing a mom and having a kid,’ she said. ‘I was breastfeeding so I had to [have him on set].”

But the star accepted the challenge, admitted she felt so ‘blessed’ to be a mother.

“I mean you never shut it off. Not even when you’re sleeping. It’s mommy mode all day long.‘I’m Santi’s mom now. I don’t know any other way to describe it … it’s just such a genuine blessing. I’m lucky that I have an amazing baby to take this journey with me.”


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