Roma Actor Acquires Visa in Time for Oscars
Written by KFAT on February 14, 2019
Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Weeks after President Trump shut down the government to fund his ‘wall’ to close up the country from Mexico, actor of the film ‘Roma’, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, receives his visa to enter the United States of America, just in time before the Oscars on February 24.
‘Roma’ directed by Alfonso Cuarón, and distributed by Netflix, has been receiving accolades and nominations left and right this past awards season from the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and other award giving bodies.
Because of this, Netflix flew all its Mexican actors to the U.S. to attend the award shows, with the exception of Guerrero, whom was denied by the U.S. Embassy a non-immigrant visa three times, leading him unable to attend the award shows unlike his peers.
Not even the help of Netflix executives, who wrote letters to the U.S. Embassy, helped the situation to acquire Guerrero his visa.
Recently, Guerrero took to his Instagram recently to announce that he had finally acquired a visa to visit the U.S. he announced to the world that he was excited of such happenstance and thanked the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, the U.S. embassy, his Talent on the Road management, Netflix and his friends and family.
The actor plays a vital role in the plot of ‘Roma’, Fermin, who is the romantic counterpart of the film’s star Yalitza Aparicio, who is nominated for Best Actress.
Netflix earned is first ever Best Picture nomination, the biggest award of the night, Best Director (a possible second win for Cuarón), Best Supporting Actress for Marina de Tavira, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Production Design.
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