Felicidades, Roselyn Sanchez!
The Puerto Rican actress, who stars as Carmen Luna on Lifetime's Devious Maids, made her Spanish-language television debut this past weekend on MundoFox's new comedy Familia en Venta.
"I've been wanting to do something in Spanish for a long time," she told Fox News Latino. "I read Familia en Venta, and I was laughing so hard."
Sanchez, 41, filmed the show in Colombia three years ago, before she began shooting her hit Lifetime series. "Familia en Venta prepared me for Devious Maids, because I was able to do 13 episodes of full comedy, working along stand-up comedian Carlos Espejel," she said. "I don't do stand-up comedy, so to be able to study somebody's work, and see how [Espejel] breaks down the material and how he improvises. By the time I went back to do Devious Maids, I was like, I got it!"
Familia En Venta follows the adventures of one extremely dysfunctional family. Sanchez and Espejel star as ex-wife and ex-husband. Due to the housing market crisis, the estranged lovers are forced to live with each other. Hilarity ensues as they attempt to raise a family that includes their quirky son, free-spirited daughter and a grandfather.
In real life, Roselyn Sanchez boasts a much more glamorous life than her on-screen persona.
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