UNIVISION REVEALS DYNAMIC CAST OF STARS FOR “EL TALISMÁN”
and Julieta Rosen to Star in this Original Novela Production
Also Featuring Actress Karyme Lozano
in Her Highly Anticipated Return to the Small Screen
MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 16, 2011- Univision announced the cast to star in the highly anticipated new novela production, “El Talismán” (The Talisman). Produced by Venevision Productions in collaboration with Univision Studios, “El Talimán” is headlined by Blanca Soto (“Eva Luna”), Aarón Díaz (“Teresa”) and Rafael Novoa (“Pura Sangre”), along with first-class actors Lola Ponce, Sergio Reynoso (“Fuego en la Sangre”), Marcela Mar (“El Capo”) and Julieta Rosen (“Cuando Me Enamoro”). This new production also features Mexican actress and novela sweetheart Karyme Lozano (“Mujeres Asesinas 2) in her long-awaited return to television.
“We are excited to present our viewers with this passionate story interpreted by a cast of A-list stars,” said Luis Fernández, President of Univision Entertainment and Univision Studios. “After the unprecedented success of our first original novela ‘Eva Luna,’ it was only natural to once again join forces with Venevision Productions for this new mega production starring some of the most talented actors in Spanish-language television, resulting in a winning combination to create entertainment that is best-in-its-class.”
After captivating worldwide audiences with her lead role in Univision’s hit novela “Eva Luna,” Blanca Soto returns to the network in the mega production, “El Talismán.” Prior to her work with Univision, the actress, model and former Miss Mexico had starred in several movies, including the award-winning short film “La Vida Blanca” and the 2010 blockbuster “Dinner for Schmucks” with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Soto also starred with famed Mexican actor Jaime Camil in the romantic comedy “Regresa.”
Mexican actor Aarón Díaz also returns to the small screen after making his indelible mark on Univision’s highly popular novela “Teresa.” Starring as Mariano, one of Angelique Boyer’s (“Teresa’s”) main love interests, Díaz won the hearts of millions with his irresistible looks and charming personality. In addition to being a talented actor, Díaz is also a singer/songwriter, having composed several songs for the novela, including the single “Teresa.” Díaz made his acting debut in the popular teen drama “Clase 406,” followed by another teen drama titled “Corazones al Límite,” co-starring Sherlyn and Sara Maldonado. He also starred in the novela “Barrera de Amor” with Yahdira Carrillo and had a role in Mexico’s production of the theater and film hit “Grease.”
The charismatic Rafael Novoa is one of Colombia’s most renowned actors. As the main character of Colombia’s hit novela “Pura Sangre,” he broke international barriers becoming a household name in the entertainment industry. Novoa also made a guest appearance in Televisa’s “Mañana es Para Siempre,” along Mexican novela star Fernando Colunga. With more than 15 years of experience in Spanish-language television and an extensive career in novelas both in Colombia and Mexico, Novoa will play a strong role in this story of entangled love in “El Talismán.”
Lola Ponce, Argentinean actress and singer will make her U.S. debut as the bombshell temptress “Lucrecia” in “El Talismán.” Ponce began her acting career starring in teenybopper novelas in her native Argentina in the late 90s. Since relocating to Italy to begin her music career with a role in the modern opera “Notre Dame de Paris” more than 10 years ago, she has starred in six novelas between Argentina and Italy, has released several music albums and has participated in international music festivals around the world. Most recently, she was a contestant on Argentina’s version of the reality dance competition “Bailando Por Un Sueño” and launched her own T-shirt line “Girls Speak” with fellow model Clizia Incorvaia.
Sergio Reynoso is a 30-year veteran of Spanish-language television. Better known as el “Chakain,” Reynoso began his on-screen career in Mexican films, including Luis Alcoriza’s “Las Fuerzas Vivas,” “El Angel Negro,” and “Viajero,” among others. The legendary actor also starred in popular novelas such as “Mi Pecado,” “Fuego en la Sangre,” “Manantial,” and “Rosalinda,” among many others.
Marcela Mar is a well-known Colombian actress who began acting at an early age and attended Bogota’s prestigious National Theater. Since then, Mar has participated in theater productions, film and television, characterizing various genres with the innate talent and passion she is known for. In addition to winning audiences’ hearts with her role in some of Colombia’s most popular novelas and series, including TeleFutura’s hit novela “El Capo,” “Sin Límites,” and “Todos Quieren con Marilyn,” Mar has also made a name for herself in Spanish-language film. She made her cinematic debut with the movie “Satanás,” produced by the award-winning Rodrigo Guerrero, and most recently shared the screen with Oscar winner Javier Bardem in Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s timeless novel “El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera.”
Julieta Rosen is a Mexican actress with an extensive career in Spanish-language television. She began her career at the tender age of 16 in theater productions in her native Mexico, including the famous play “Don Juan Tenorio.” Since then, Rosen has acted in several novelas such as “Mi Vida Eres Tú,” “Madres Egoístas” and “Infierno en el Paraíso.” Most recently, she co-starred as “Regina Sotomayor” on the U.S. Spanish-language adaptation of “Desperate Housewives.” Rosen also played Diego de la Vega’s (El Zorro) wife in Steven Spielberg’s “The Mask of Zorro” with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Novela sweetheart Karyme Lozano, known for her role in some of Spanish-language television’s leading novelas, including “Amar Sin Límites,” “El Manantial,” “Niña Amada Mía” and “Soñar No Cuesta Nada,” makes her much-anticipated return to the small screen in “El Talismán.” Most recently, Lozano participated in Mexico’s highly rated series “Mujeres Asesinas”; interpreting the program’s theme song, as well.
Exclusive cast and character profiles, videos and photos are available online and on mobile at www.NovelasySeries.com. Plus, users can submit their audition videos to the Talisman virtual casting for the chance to play a special role in the novela. The final winner will be determined by users’ vote. Once Talisman premieres, full episodes will be available online at www.NovelasySeries.com, and on mobile via the Univision Video App.
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