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Karla was photographed by Andrew McPherson for Colgate Luminous White. I’ve added two photos to the gallery.

   

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Karla was featured in Esquire’s special “Funny Joke by a Beautiful Woman” and she has very funny for us. She was photographed by Chris McPherson.

THE JOKE: A man walks into a lawyer’s office and says, “Excuse me, what’s your rate?” The lawyer says, “Fifty dollars for three questions.” The man is shocked. “Isn’t that a little steep?” “Yes,” says the lawyer. “What’s your third question?”

ABOUT THE JOKESTER: You may have missed it, but Karla Souza has already been on the cover of Esquire. Well, the Mexican edition of Esquire. The 29-year-old is a star in her native country, having appeared in the two highest-grossing Mexican films in history, 2013’s We Are the Nobles and Instructions Not Included. So how did she capitalize on her record-breaking movie career? By scrapping it. “I felt it was time for a new challenge, to start from zero,” she says. Just a few months after moving to L.A., Souza landed the role of a conniving law student on Shonda Rhimes’s latest melodrama, How to Get Away with Murder. Her next goal: “To act in every language.” Not so crazy, considering Souza has already performed in English, Spanish, and French (and has been making her way through learn-in-your-car Italian). For now, she’s just enjoying the privacy and creative freedom that come with being a relative unknown in the States. Given how long her anonymity lasted in Mexico, she might want to start looking at property in Italy.

  

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New York City became the home base for Shondaland when the casts of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder united for an epic photo shoot this past spring.

Gathering during upfronts week in May, the casts of ABC’s Thursday night lineup made history for Time Inc. by being exclusively shot in collaboration among Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and People in the Jewel Suite at the New York Palace. The 33 series regulars (across the three shows) were joined by the creative minds from Shondaland: Shonda Rhimes, her producing partner Betsy Beers, and Murder showrunner Pete Nowalk.

Hitting stands on Friday, Entertainment Weekly’s Shondaland issue features four different collector’s covers: three highlighting each show, while the fourth features Rhimes and leading ladies Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Kerry Washington (Scandal), and Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) — all of whom sat down for a candid and revealing roundtable.

And if that weren’t enough for #TGIT obsessives, the cast shot is curated with scoop about each character for the shows’ upcoming seasons.

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Karla Souza, Kate del Castillo and Ana de la Reguera grace the cover of Vanity Fair Mexico.

All three are beautiful, but in very different ways. Karla Souza’s blue eyes are even more impressive in person. She is spontaneous, warm and greets the production team as if they were lifelong friends.

Karla Souza packed her bags last year to join the cast of How to Get Away with Murder, series produced by Shonda Rimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) next to Viola Davis, who says she learned the difference between “playing a TV character and a human being.” Souza came to star the second highest grossing film in the history of Mexican cinema with more than seven million viewers and more than 300 million pesos to ten weeks of its release, according to Forbes: The Noble Family (2013). In Hollywood these credentials matter little; she also had to throw the dice many times before winning the jackpot. “One day in Los Angeles is to see how many doors you will whip in the face. It is very strong, “it is not the same Karla that a while ago was screaming and laughing at something that she was looking on a phone, now she is serious and there is some frustration in her voice.

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With a mane of shiny mahogany tresses, piercing blue eyes, and those magnificent eyebrows, it’s little wonder that, within a few short years, Karla Souza rocketed to the top among Mexico’s A-list actresses. But, as she quickly found, international fame means nothing during Hollywood’s merciless TV-pilot season. “It was so terrifying,” the 29-year-old recalls with a laugh. “I thought to myself, This is the worst thing that anyone could ever do.” Souza, who had appeared on dozens of Mexican magazine covers and who even starred in 2013’s Nosotros Los Nobles (We Are the Nobles), the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the U.S., was treated no differently than any other of the thousands of actresses looking for their big break in the US.

But Souza, who was born in Mexico City and raised in Aspen and the South of France, became one of the lucky few to book a pilot during her first season. And what a pilot it was: Souza was cast as the enigmatic law student Laurel Castillo on Shonda Rhimes’s runaway 2014 hit series, How to Get Away with Murder. “I didn’t really know much about ShondaLand,” she says, referring to Rhimes’s production company. “And suddenly the pilot got picked up, everything started moving, and we broke records in the opening episode. I couldn’t believe what people were telling me, ‘It’s the highestrated new show on television.’”

However, her success was hard-won. Souza was committed to her future profession after landing her first role at age 7 in a ski flick called Aspen Extreme. But her parents had other plans. “They always put conditions on me becoming an actress,” she says, like getting the best grades and applying to different universities. Souza completed her degree at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, followed by an intensive Stanislavsky course in Moscow. From there, she returned to Mexico City and made a whopping 15 movies in five years.

For all her world traveling, Philadelphia remains one of Souza’s most cherished cities. “We filmed the pilot [here] last March; I fell in love with Philly,” she says. “The cast calls it our ‘honeymoon’ phase. We were all staying in a hotel together, so it was like summer camp. We’d just chat away and get to know each other.” But as peripatetic as Souza has been, she now relishes the constancy of working in television. “I think being on a TV show is the best stability an actor can ask for,” she says. “And to be working with Shonda Rhimes on one of the highest-watched shows, it just doesn’t get better.”

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Ammunition Theatre Company (or Ammo) was founded by a group of passionate artists and activists to reflect the diverse, evolving identity of America. These artists realized that although society had transformed, popular culture had not changed to illustrate that transformation – leaving many communities and their stories in the dark. By fostering original works & reimagined classics, Ammo’s mission is to celebrate these communities and their stories while inspiring the society we live in to do the same.

  

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