After its premiere at the Palm Springs Film Festival, ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ got its first early review from The Hollywood Reporter. Karla’s performance was praised as you will be able to see in the full review below.
The Botton Line: Scintillating cast sails right over a rickety rom-com script.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — This bilingual romantic comedy set in Los Angeles and Baja centers on a successful doctor trying to heal her personal life.
One of the crowd-pleasing world premiere films shown this year in Palm Springs is a bilingual romantic comedy, Everybody Loves Somebody, which doesn’t break any new ground thematically but still manages to make an appealing addition to the rom-com genre. Pantelion Films will release it in the U.S. and should find a sympathetic audience, especially if the picture is shrewdly marketed in parts of the country with sizable Latino populations.
But the main reason for the movie’s success is its irresistible cast. Souza manages to make us care about Clara even when she’s behaving atrociously. Her sassy spirit has us rooting for her to escape her downward spiral, but there’s no sentimentality in her portrayal.
Karla Souza graces the cover of TVyNovelas USA in its September issue. Here’s a small article and the full cover. I’ll try to get the scans as soon as the magazine is published, so stay tuned.
Hollywood had another Latin face and she’s here to stay. She talked with the magazine TVyNovelas about her career and revealed some details about her life off camera.
We’re talking about Karla Souza, who in less than five years and three very successful movies has become one of the stars to follow.
She’s now conquering the American TV as part of the popular TV show, How to Get Away with Murder in her role as Laurel Castillo. With her talent, Karla promises to solidify the place of Latin artists on TV and movies.
But not everything has been easy for Souza, who was not able to speak for three months and has suffered from depression problems.
“Not being able to speak or express myself was killing me. Even if I was far away from taking my life, I think it was a moment when I realized I had to take the decision to ask for help,” she said.
She added on her muteness: “I was blessed to have a family that took care of me and supported me, otherwise, I wouldn’t have made it. I realized the value of words, of saying what you feel, and give your opinion. That gives us life. Not many people understand that joy.”
She also talked about what she learned from Eugenie Derbez, the challenges she has faced for being a Latina and even her opinion on Donald Trump.
Karla also revealed details about her life with her husband and the possibility of becoming a mother. She also spoke about what makes her happy, her craziest story and many other things.
Karla Souza has booked a role in Jacob’s Ladder, director David M. Rosenthal’s re-imagining of the 1990 thriller. She will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan. The LD Entertainment film was scripted by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films.
In one of her first programming moves since becoming president of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey has given early renewals to the bulk of the network’s established series. The list includes 15 shows, including one freshman, breakout drama Quantico. It is joined by Shondaland dramas Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder
After taking Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class at Middleton University and successfully landing coveted positions working at her law firm, the Keating 5 were pushed to their limits as their values, convictions, dreams and even truths about themselves were revealed to be as dark as the law and justice system they’re trying to learn.