Colombia-born actress Angelica Celaya recently made her English-language TV debut on “Burn Notice”. Celeya joins other major Latino actors like William Levy who recently made the transition from Spanish programming to English-language television.
Despite her English-language crossover, Celeya still plans on working on Spanish novelas, her comfort zone. In a recent interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” Celeya said that her transition to English TV was difficult.
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“My head is always going through the scenes in Spanish and I had to change the internal chip to English,” Celaya told THR. It was difficult because it was out of my comfort zone. After a number of years working, you know where your voice level is at and you’re in control.”
While her role on “Burn Notice” isn’t permanent, Celeya hopes that it will open more doors for her in the market so she can join in with other high-ranking latino actors.
“It’s time to put our faces out there,” Celaya told Fox News Latino. “It’s that moment when Latinos have more presence in media. Latinos are making their point in the arts industry [and] it’s an opportunity. When the opportunity comes, you have to take it.”