Yalitza Aparicio Opens Up About Connecting With Her ‘Roma’ Character

Yalitza Aparicio Opens Up About Connecting With Her 'Roma' Character

Yalitza Aparicio poses on the street of her native Mexico for the January cover of The Hollywood Reporter.

Here’s what the 25-year-old Roma star shared with the magazine:

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On Mexico’s political crisis:
“It reminded me of everything that we students had been through in Mexico…You’re always afraid that if you express yourself the government is going to silence you.”

On connecting with her Roma character:
“I recognized that woman. We had demonstrated and it could have ended in the same way. It made me realize just how little things have changed in Mexico.”

You can read more from Yalitza & Roma director Alfonso Cuaron‘s interview at HollywoodReporter.com.