Eiza Gonzalez 3 body problem
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MIAMI - Mexican actress Eiza González will mark a pivotal moment in her career this month, when the much-anticipated Netflix series '3 Body Problem' launches on Thursday, and also with the announcement of her film 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare''s release date. She is also preparing for two incredible roles with big Hollywood stars.

González is also facing a somber time, mourning the loss of Mexican renowned telenovela producer Nicandro Díaz, who tragically passed away in an accident on March 18th.

Díaz was instrumental in González's rise to fame, casting her in the pivotal role in 'Amores Verdaderos,' where she shared starring roles with Sebastián Rulli, who played her love interest, as well as veteran telenovela stars Erika Buenfil and Eduardo Yañez. This key Televisa production not only made her a household name across the U.S. and Latin America, but also paved her path to Hollywood stardom.

The death of Nicandro Díaz

"I am devastated by the news about Nicandro. You are light, I always spent hours laughing with you. My family and I love you very much, and we are eternally grateful," wrote González on social media after the news broke.

"You changed the course of my life and I will always be indebted to you. My deepest condolences to your beautiful family. I adore you, Nicandro, and we will miss you always. Your favorite lobuki," she added

Eiza González in "The 3 Body Problem"

After her breakthrough role in "Amores Verdaderos," Eiza González transitioned to Hollywood, securing the character of Domenico Pandemonium in the TV adaptation of Robert Rodríguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn." This role was a springboard for her career, leading to significant parts in high-profile films like "Baby Driver," "Alita: Battle Angel," and "Godzilla vs. Kong."

This week marks a new milestone for González with the release of "3 Body Problem," Netflix's adaptation of Liu Cixin's renowned science-fiction trilogy. In this gripping series, extraterrestrial intelligence crafts a dramatic spectacle to capture humanity's attention. González portrays Auggie Salazar, an Oxford University nanomaterials researcher deeply involved in the efforts to communicate with the aliens.

The series is generating immense buzz, not just for its adaptation of one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of the past two decades, but also due to the involvement of "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, alongside producer Alexander Woo, famed for his work on HBO's "True Blood."

"There isn't nearly as much a science 'type' as Hollywood would lead you to believe. Scientists can be sardonic, quick witted, funny, passionate. We think Eiza's performance will help broaden the conception of what scientists are like," said Benioff, Weiss and Woo about her performance.

A sex tape that changed her life

In a candid interview with In Style magazine published this week, González opened up about a personal turning point that led her to Hollywood. For the first time she spoke about how the painful end of a romantic relationship, exacerbated by a betrayal, became a catalyst for her move.

González recounted the startling way she discovered her boyfriend's infidelity: a sex tape. "It all stemmed from my boyfriend cheating on me with a sex tape. What are the odds?" she shared with the magazine.

Remarkably, González learned of the affair in a very public manner: "like everybody else" when the story hit the cover of a magazine. While she refrained from naming anyone, the timeline of the events suggests links to Giovanni dos Santos, a Mexican soccer player, with whom she is rumored to have had a discreet relationship.

Eiza Gonzalez's upcoming proyects

Eiza González is set to star in Guy Ritchie's "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" alongside Henry Cavill and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film, which will premiere in April, delves into World War II history, focusing on the British military's recruitment of a small team of elite soldiers for covert operations against German forces. Following this, González will appear in the horror movie "Ash," acting alongside Aaron Paul, known for his role in "Breaking Bad."

Additionally, González plays a significant role in the Mexican TV series "La Máquina." Directed by the renowned Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Ripstein for Disney, this project also stars well-known actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Further cementing her versatile acting portfolio, González has been cast as María Félix in an upcoming Hollywood biopic, portraying the iconic figure from Mexico's Golden Era of Cinema.

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