1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Latino Daily News

Thursday April 19, 2012

Mexican Actress Ana Brenda Contreras Says She Preferes Playing Characters Who “Take a Stand”

Mexican Actress Ana Brenda Contreras Says She Preferes Playing Characters Who “Take a Stand”

Photo: Mexican Actress Ana Brenda Contreras Says She Preferes Playing Characters Who "Take a Stand"

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Mexico’s Ana Brenda Contreras says the character she plays in the Univision telenovela “La que no podia amar” is the strongest of her career so far.

The 26-year-old actress portrays protagonist Ana Paula, a brave, honest and hardworking nurse.

“All the characters you play leave you with something,” Contreras told Efe. “Ana Paula taught me to take a stand, to be stronger, braver.”

“The elements of the typical romance story remain in place, but the character of the heroine has changed. She’s no longer the innocent girl of before, who waits for a man to give her a place,” the actress said.

“In the case of Ana Paula, for example, she is a woman who men want to save, but what’s interesting is that she can save herself,” Contreras added.

Ana Brenda Contreras began her career in 2005 with a part alongside Aaron Diaz in the telenovela “Barrera de amor,” before a stint on “Juro que te amo” and a role as the villain in the 2009 series “Sortilegio.”

“The villains are more entertaining, because they’re always causing commotion, flirting, scheming,” the actress said. “But I like the role of a real woman. The heroine is the greater challenge.”