EXCLUSIVE: Ana Ortiz Discusses 'Devious Maids' Finale & Life As Working Mom

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What it is you love most about your character Marisol?

She is the opposite of anything I’ve ever played. I’ve never had the opportunity to play a character like Marisol. I’ve always played characters like Hilda from Ugly Betty. That was my go-to. I was always the wild, wacky, loud person, but Marisol is so conservative and quiet and strong. To me, it was just a great opportunity. It just seemed really fun to go in a totally opposite direction. 

What can we expect from Marisol in the second part of the finale? 

Well, everybody will find out who she is! All the secrets are revealed. Everybody finds out everything. We find out who killed Flora. Everybody finds out about Marisol. It’s a really fantastic episode. I’m really excited about it.

In season 2, we have even more to look forward to. Hopefully, we’ll be able to find out even more about the maids. We’ll be able to really delve into our lives and see what that’s like. I think that’s going to be really interesting.

Is there anything you’re hoping for Marisol coming into season 2? 

I’d love Marisol to get a really hot boyfriend! 

Do you have anyone who you’d want to play the really hot boyfriend?

The bar was set so high for me on Ugly Betty. I literally had the best TV boyfriends ever, so, I would take any one of them! No, I don’t have anybody in mind. There’s some really wonderful talent, and some really cute guys! If your readers have any suggestions, I’m open! 

(Tweet us with the hashtag #MarisolBoyfriend with your suggestions!)

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