EXCLUSIVE: Fernanda Romero Discusses Mexican Roots and 'Ghost Team One'

The recent success of movies like Instructions Not Included, Gravity, and Pulling Strings proves audiences want more Latino directors, producers, writers, and actors.

Fernanda Romero is one Mexican actress who's willing to tap into that market and redefine what it means to be a Latina in Hollywood.

Originally from Mexico City, the 30-year-old model, singer, and actress originally began her career in entertainment as a singer for teen-pop group, Fryzzby. Later, she turned to acting and TV, hosting a segment on Univision and taking on small roles on Mexican telenovelas. Her big break came in 2008, when she wowed audiences with her role in The Eye, starring Jessica Alba.

The actress is now headed back to the big screen with a starring role in the new horror flick Ghost Team One. When two roommates, played by Carlos Santos and J.R. Villareal accidentally arouse the dead, they enlist the help of a beautiful, sexy ghost hunter, Fernanda, played by Romero.

We chatted with the actress about the horror flick, her Mexican heritage, and her favorite family traditions. 

Tell us about the film:

Well, it’s a comedy horror film, and I think it’s great for the season. It’s available in theaters, but you can also stream it online. It’s got a great cast of Latino actors, and it’s just a really fun movie! It's more of a comedy, but it has a similar technique to movies like Paranormal Activity.

Can you tell us about your character?

My character’s name is also Fernanda. The directors told me, “Play yourself, but a little bit crazier!” Basically, she is a ghost enthusiast, and these two guys [Santos and Villareal] start to fall in love with her when they come together after they find out their home is haunted.

Read about Fernanda's Mexican heritage on page 2 >>>

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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