'Vida' Star Mishel Prada: "We Haven’t Seen Something Like This on TV"

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"When I realized that I was going to have to play [the role of] Emma, I was terrified," says Mishel Prada, lead actress of the new Starz show.

In a recent In Studio interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actress Mishel Prada opened up about about her complex character and the importance of being included in the Latinx-centric show Vida. “We haven’t really seen something like this on TV — these characters, these vibrant and alive and flawed and human and very independent, strong women that are not perfect…and as a Latina woman it adds this whole other layer because I’ve never gotten the opportunity to play a character like this,” she says.

The series follows two estranged sisters who are brought back together to their childhood home in East L.A. after their mother dies. Though they couldn’t appear to be more different, they soon discover how much they truly have in common. “It was really important for [my co-star] Melissa Barrera and I to make sure that no matter what you could see that there was love there and that there was a connection, and that you could see there was history there so that it wasn’t just two sisters who hate each other.” 

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