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New stormy role for William Levy

 

You’ll want to brush up on your Spanish because Mondays are looking up. Way up.

Start the countdown. At 9 p.m., we’ve got William Levy costarring in an all new weeknight telenovela, La Tempestad (“The Storm”). The local heartthrob will heat up the small screen with former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete on the Univision Network. We spoke to the Dancing with the Stars standout: about his role as sea captain Damián Fabré, owner of the fishing ship La Tempestad on Mexico’s Gulf Coast (the cast filmed in Veracruz).

How would describe your character?

Damián Fabre is the owner of the fishing ship La Tempestad who falls in love with Marina [Navarrete] when she becomes the director of the factory where I work. But a lot of things happen. There are a lot of obstacles and problems that they have to deal with, which makes the story even more interesting. I think the audience is going to love it.

What attracted you to the script?

That it was full of drama and romance. When they showed it to me, I instantly loved it. There’s one scene you’ll see me fighting with a gang of pirates. I know my fans are going to love this type of action. It’s also a beautiful love story.

What are your plans?

I just wrapped shooting Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club, which will come out next year. And through the summer, I’ll be in Veracruz filming La Tempestad.

Is it true you were approached to play the lead in “Fifty Shades of Grey?”

No, nobody contacted me about that role. It was only a rumor!

When you’re in Miami, what are some of your favorite places to go?

For a coffee, my terrace. For a drink, in front of the ocean or under the stars. If I want to dance, Bongos. Lunch or dinner, usually Texas de Brazil.

What do you do each day to stay in shape?

I eat really well and work out all the time. Not like before when I was on [ DWTS], but I do exercise at home.

How has your life changed since DWTS?

The show opened a whole new fan base here in the United States. They can follow me at @willylevy29.

Madeleine Marr

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