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Alice Braga reigns in Miami for ‘Queen of the South’ premiere

Alice Braga attends the premiere of ‘Queen of the South’ at Regal South Beach Wednesday April 6, 2016
Alice Braga attends the premiere of ‘Queen of the South’ at Regal South Beach Wednesday April 6, 2016

The Queen of the South made it to South Florida.

Alice Braga, who plays the title role in the upcoming USA Network series Queen of the South, showed up to a red carpet at the Regal South Beach Cinema Wednesday evening, for the opening night of the Hispanicize Film Showcase. Braga is Teresa Mendoza, a Mexican woman forced to seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered. She eventually falls in love with “El Guero,” a bad-boy heartthrob (Jon Ecker) and follows him into the world of Mexican drug cartels, and gains a powerful reputation.

Airing this summer, The Queen of the South is based on a novel called La Reina Del Sur, written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The book inspired the Telemundo miniseries of the same name, in which Kate del Castillo (recently of El Chapo fame) played Mendoza.

“The writers decided to do a completely different journey than the book and the telenovela,” said Braga, best known to U.S. audiences for her role in the 2007 zombie flick I Am Legend. “My journey [as Mendoza] is different, but I tried to use the core of the book to portray the woman and human being she is.”

 

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Braga was also doing the VIP thing at Mokai, as per social media.

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