By Lee Hernandez | 11/11/2011 - 13:05
In the new gender-bending Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill (opening in theaters nationwide today), Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez plays a gardener named Felipe. And while some Latinos might take issue with yet another Latino playing "the help," in a Hollywood movie (gardeners, maids, cooks, etc)—Derbez says there's nothing wrong with playing a gardener. “People are never happy,” says the 49-year-old comedian.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/11/2011 - 17:55
In The Help, a new movie which opened in theaters yesterday, actors Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer star as African American maids in Mississipi during the early 1960’s. While the movie, which is based on Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, doesn’t feature any Latina actresses in the roles of maids, Latinas have a long history of playing 'the help' in movies and on television. Here are 10 of our favorite Latina 'help' roles of all-time!