Lucero Signs Contract With SBT
The Mexican actress will have to polish her Portuguese to star in Brazilian telenovela. Getty

Lucero is officially returning to telenovelas this year! There’s one problem with this comeback though. The Mexican actress will not be speaking in Spanish, she will be starring in a Brazilian drama. That’s right, Lucero signed a contract with the SBT network to be part of the cast of the “Carita De Angel” remake. SBT is the second largest television network in Brazil and recently finished airing “Soy Tu Dueña,” telenovela that Lucero starred in back in 2010. We are sure that the success of that production locally was a factor to sign the actress that hasn’t been seen in fiction since “Por Ella Soy Eva” in 2012 opposite Jaime Camil.

Lucero had an incident at the beginning of 2014 when photos of the actress hunting for wild animals surfaced. She received a lot of backlash on social media and lost out on a shampoo commercial contract as well as had her performance at the Viña Del Mar music festival canceled. Televisa in Mexico even dropped her from hosting duties at the Teleton. That same year she had been in talks to star in “La Malquerida” telenovela, but it was rumored that executives decided to not allow her to star in the José Alberto Castro production due to the scandal being so recent.

Following the scandal, Telemundo offered her a juicy contract to host the music talent show “Yo Soy El Artista.” The production did not do well in the ratings and the show ended with little fanfare. It was also rumored that Lucero would star in a telenovela for Telemundo, but that never came true. The last we saw the star on television was as host of the Latin American Music Awards in October 2015.

Lucero’s telenovelas had not been widely seen in Brazil. One of the only productions to ever be broadcasted in the South American country was “Chispita,” when Lucero was just a teenager. In recent years, “Mañana Es Para Siempre” was aired on a small local network in Brazil. SBT later aired “Por Ella Soy Eva” and most recently “Soy Tu Dueña,” with the latter being a huge hit for the network.

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