Netflix will premiere on Friday an original series about a powerful Mexican family dedicated to the tequila business, whose executive production is in charge of actress Salma Hayek.
Netflix "Monarch" series scene. / Taken from: Youtube.com/Netflix
Reuters | Lucila Sigal
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"Monarca", starring Irene Azuela, Juan Manuel Bernal and Osvaldo Benavides, opens in the framework of the celebrations of national independence in Mexico.
"I am super excited that this Friday through @netfixlat more than 190 countries will discover the extraordinary talent of the #Monarca cast," said Mexican Hayek on her Instagram account, where she is very active but rarely comments on the political reality and social of your country.
The series directed by Diego Gutiérrez ("Sin Rastro") tells the story of Ana María -played by Azuela-, who returns to Mexico at the request of his father after 20 years of absence and takes the reins of her family's tequila empire, plunged In secrets and corruption.
"Surely power and money generate enemies and envy," says one of the protagonists in the trailer, suggesting the dramatic plot of the series.
At a press conference on Tuesday in Mexico to present the 10-episode series, Hayek said he hopes the female character will empower women.
"Hopefully, through seeing this, women will have the courage to remember that we can do absolutely everything," said the 53-year-old actress in the Mexican capital.
Hayek is remembered for her portrayal of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the film "Frida" (2002), which she also produced, and has just appeared in the British edition of Vogue magazine edited by Meghan Markle, the American wife of British prince Enrique.