Kate del Castillo (All About Nina) has achieved worldwide fame as an actress, and after eight years she is reprising her role as Teresa Mendoza in La Reina del Sur. Even with all of her experience, coming back as Mendoza was a daunting (yet welcome) adventure.

“You get more mature during the years,” said del Castillo. “I’ve been working so hard all these years in TV and movies and then you become a little more mature as a woman and as an actress. To portray a character that for me was gone – I buried her. I mourned her, because it was such an amazing character and now to bring her back, it’s like ‘oh my God, are you kidding me?’ How am I going to portray her again? . . . It’s a special character that I dearly, dearly have in my heart.”

Click on the media bar to hear Kate del Castillo talk about why she was “very proud” of headlining “La Reina del Sur.”

La Reina del Sur’s second season begins this spring on Telemundo.

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