Soap opera star and Dancing With the Stars runner-up William Levy discusses his new series, La Tempestad; his upbringing in Cuba and emigration to the United States; and why he loves playing the Latin lover in the June/July 2013 issue of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on May 14, 2013.
Levy talks to Latina about the shock of coming to America as a 14-year-old and how he resolved to make his children’s lives better than his own had been, first by modeling and then by launching a red-hot career in Spanish-language soap operas. Levy also brushes off the gossip that’s linked him with everyone from his telenovela costars to Jennifer Lopez, who introduced him to a whole new set of enthusiastic fans when she cast him in a 2011 music video.
On playing “Latin lover” characters: “Maybe in the future I’ll do something different, but for now I love showing Hollywood this side of Latin culture. We’re not just one way. Some of us speak like this. We like to have fun, we can be romantic and we can be naughty.”