MIAMI – Mexican actress Marimar Vega will be entertaining Hispanic television audiences on FOX Life’s “Las Trampas del Deseo,” a daring look at the challenges faced by women who have gone through painful situations.
The 120-episode series hits the air Monday at 11:00 p.m. and follows three women – Aura, Marina and Roberta – who seek to satisfy their desires in the aftermath of a crisis in their lives.
“My character, Aura, is a strong-willed photographer whose mother committed suicide, and who seeks to soothe her frustration through sex,” Vega told Efe by telephone from Mexico.
Vega, who has appeared in films, television and on the stage, said her character lived in Los Angeles and returns to Mexico, where she finds a new spark with her old flame, Dario, played by Colombian actor Javier Jattin.
Aura’s camera gradually unveils the two other women’s lives.
Marina, played by Mexican actress Alejandra Ambrosi, seeks justice after losing a sister to people traffickers, while Roberta, played by Mexican actress Lourdes Reyes, spares no effort in her quest to become Mexico’s first female president.
Vega said the team behind the series gave her the freedom to improvise, allowing her to infuse sarcasm and gallows humor into the character of Aura.
“Las trampas del deseo” was very well received by Mexican audiences since it also explores other social issues, such as suicide, the trafficking of minors and women’s dreams to attain wider political representation, Vega said.
Vega is also appearing on the big screen in Mexico, where Manolo Caro’s “Amor de mis amores” (My Best Love) opened on Sept. 4.
The actress plays Ana, a woman about to marry Sebastian Zurita’s character, Leon.
“To enter the Hispanic market in the United States is a challenge and I am pleased to see that other audiences may see Mexico’s good and high quality productions,” she said.