A face to watch, and it’s a pretty one: Local actress Rebecca Valera is one of the leads in Bacardi’s latest ad that you may have caught after a Heat game or two.
Valera vamps it up in the spot that’s set in 1900 Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Valera, 25, plays an exhausted yet sexy rebel fighter peeling a lime against a tree. An American walks over and hands her a bottle of cola. She grabs it and pours the content of her flask inside and hands it back to him, exclaiming “Cuba Libre!”
“Funny enough, my nickname is ‘Rebel,’” says the Surfside resident whose entire family is from Cuba (and very proud of her patriotic role). “My dad gave that to me because I liked the Billy Idol song, Rebel Yell. I knew I had to get the job.”
Filmed in Uruguay over about a week, the ad featured Valera as one bad-ass warrior. “I pull the cork out with my teeth , stab a tree...yes it was fun!”
Univision reporter Romina Puga didn’t have such great rapport with Jesse Eisenberg while he was in town for Now You See Me. Instead of answering her questions like a good boy, the actor decided to partake in banter.
On her Tumblr blog for the network (where you can see the video), Puga complains that The Social Network star “humiliated” her. When she asked him to do a magic trick, he complied but called her the “ Carrot Top” of interviewers because she was relying on props.
He also took offense to the fact that she didn’t use costar Morgan Freeman’s entire name, just his surname. He asked why Puga was referring to the Oscar winner as if he were on a Little League team.
And perhaps most cringe-worthy of all, Eisenberg tells the reporter that “you’re on my time.”
Was he flirting or genuinely being a “jerk” as she said?
If you haven’t had the chance to see superstar Beyonce, you can watch her sister Solange Knowles in action July 5 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The singer-songwriter is taking part in the Center’s 2012-13 Live at Knight Series, along with her 12-piece band. Solange will perform songs from her new EP, True, in the acoustically friendly John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
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