Now, the actress, who plays a fictional first lady of Mexico on the Netflix's series “Ingobernable” is once again teaming with the online streaming platform to tell her story of the time she met the drug kingpin. The Day I Met El Chapo is a three-part series that will include never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting between one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, a Hollywood star and the telenovela icon.
“As an actress, I’ve been given the opportunity to portray fascinating fictional characters, roles I am very proud of. Now I get the chance to tell my story, my reality, my truth. This project will dive into how it began, why I pursued accepting the rights to the life story of one of the most controversial narco figures and what happened after,” the Mexican beauty said.
“I was extremely excited to delve into the craziest 'life imitating art’ saga I’ve ever heard, a story wrapped around a core of complex social and political issues. I’m honored that Kate gave me the opportunity to tell her truth,” David Broome, series creator and executive producer, said.
The series is produced by 25/7 Productions and Kate del Castillo Productions. The executive producers include David Broome, Yong Yam and Kate del Castillo. The director of the series is Carlos Armella.
Back in January, El Chapo, who has gained fame for escaping prison, was extradited to the United States to face trafficking and other charges.
Don't forget to catch The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story debuting exclusively on Netflix October 20, 2017.