Kate del Castillo is a telenovela and cinema icon in Mexico, best known as “La Reina del Sur” in the Telemundo telenovela of the same name. She is also well remembered for her starring performance in the hit 2008 film Under The Same Moon, directed by Patricia Riggen, and for her role as Pilar Zuazo in the acclaimed TV series “Weeds”. The glamorous del Castillo is also known as the face of L’Oréal Paris.
This year at GEMS, Kate del Castillo will make two appearances. On Thursday, October 22nd, she will inaugurate the Opening Night Gala of the 2015 GEMS festival with a special appearance at the Cubaocho Opening Night Reception and on the Red Carpet before the screening of GEMS Opening Night film, Brooklyn.
She will then return to the Red Carpet for our Closing Night screening of Patricia Riggen’s The 33, in which she stars. She will be reuniting with director Patricia Riggen, whom she appeared on the Red Carpet at Miami International Film Festival’s Opening Night in 2008, when Under The Same Moon played at the Festival.