Patricia Reyes Says Yalitza Aparicio Has "No Future" As An Actress
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Patricia Reyes Spíndola, a leading lady in Mexican films and television (Televisa's Un Camino Al Destino among a long list of others) with some limited crossover into American television on The Walking Dead, commented in an interview that, in her opinion Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated star of Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning film Roma, has no future as an actress.
"Yo creo que sí se fue a la fama muy rápido [...] hizo muy bien su papel, pero no creo que vaya a acabar haciendo una carrera en esto. No es su vacación, no es lo que quiere. Pues bueno si Cuarón la sigue jalando para trabajar, pues probablemente, pero no siento que sea su vocación [...] es un momento muy fugaz."
"I think she rose to fame very quickly [...] she did her role very well, but I don't think that she's going to end up having a career in acting. It's not her vocation, it's not what she wants. I mean, if Cuarón keeps using her, then maybe, but I don't feel like it's her vocation. [...] it's a very fleeting moment."
It's one thing for Yalitza herself to say that she's not quite sure whether or not she wants to pursue a career in acting, but for Reyes to say it is incredibly arrogant and presumptuous, especially considering that Yalitza and Reyes have no relationship.
Public reaction to Reyes' comments was mixed, with many calling her out:
"En mi rancho le dicen envidia," tweeted one user.