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Soto, 33, always admired Mexican actress Adriana Barraza, an Oscar nominee for her work in Babel. So when Soto was approached by Barraza in 2010 about starring on a Univision telenovela she was directing, Eva Luna, the answer was simple. As the title character, Soto played a woman who immigrated to California with her father and sister; the two-hour series-ender in 2011 was the highest-rated U.S.-produced telenovela finale to date with 6.9 million viewers. During its run, Eva Luna drew more viewers in the 18-to-49 demo than shows like CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. Says Soto: “People could identify with my character. She was a mark on the community in a good way.”
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