Mexican Actor Yalitza Aparicio has made history in “Roma” as the first indigenous woman to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress category. Photography courtesy of Vogue Mexico.
Aparicio’s first audition ever and her debut role earned the 25-year-old teacher the nomination. Aparicio took on learning Mixteco, the native language used in the film and embraced the challenging role though it was new territory. Aparicio has used her platform to invigorate women everywhere, especially minorities and indigenous people alike, with her pioneering spirit and inspiring “anything is possible” speech. She also earned her place as Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year. Her character Cleo was created by the visionary director and writer Alfonso Cuarón who a gift for creating films with powerful social commentaries.
At the Los Cabos International Film Festival 2019, L.A. STYLE captured the very essence of her inspiring perspective of the importance of female equality in all aspects of society, especially Hollywood. This press conference, hosted at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria was a part of the film festival’s week-long of events and festivities.