As Rita Hayworth famously said, “Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda... and woke up with me.” Apparently, fugitive Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, lured Kate del Castillo to the jungle because he had an infatuation with her character Teresa Mendoza of La Reina del Sur. When will men learn to distinguish the real woman from the myth?

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In an interview that aired Friday with Diane Sawyer on 20/20, del Castillo answered some of the questions that people have been asking since Sean Penn’s infamous interview with the drug lord was published in Rolling Stone. Like, “What?” and “Huh?” and “Is Sean Penn bullshit?”

Del Castillo definitely thinks yes to that last one. She also responds diplomatically to Sawyer’s question about the flirty text exchanges between the her and El Chapo, even though Sawyer phrases it as, “Who’s the cat? Who’s the mouse?” Meow, kitty likes to scratch.


Anyway, sounds like the movie is still on! Though del Castillo says she won’t take any money from El Chapo, or make a romantic comedy about his life, Sawyer essentially asks her if she’d also make a movie with Hitler. Del Castillo answers, “As an actor and as a film-maker I cannot say no...I’m just an actor who wanted a great story.”


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