Rising Hollywood Stars: Paola Núñez
Paola Núñez, with her charm, her sensitivities and her exceptional beauty is one of the brightest rising Hollywood stars. International cover girl and multi-talented, award-winning actress Paola Núñez takes the US by storm starring as the female lead in Telemundo’s newest telenovela REINA DE CORAZONES alongside veterans Eugenio Siller, Juan Soler and Catherine Siachoque. (Photos by Chino Moro)
The lovely Núñez stars as ‘Reina Ortiz’ in this tale of a love that must overcome the barrier of memory and wrongdoings. Set in Las Vegas, the glamorous nightlife and casinos play a prominent role in a plot characterized by mysterious twists and turns, espionage, conspiracy, intrigue, crime and romance. The series premiered in the US on Tuesday, July 8th on Telemundo.
Not only limited to television, Paola’s film career proves to be just as successful as she has 3 upcoming feature films being released this year: action crime thriller EL CHARRO MISTERIOSO, comedy blockbuster EL CUMPLE DE LA ABUELA and DARIELA LOS MARTES, in which she is also a writer and producer. Best known for her breakout role as ‘Barbara Bazterrica’ in the longest-running hit TV series, AMOR EN CUSTODIA, Paola has had leading roles in countless, successful television series and films in Mexico: PASIÓN MORENA, LAS JUANAS, LOS INADAPTADOS, DETRÁS DEL PODER and SIN ELLA, to name a few.
Born in Tijuana Baja, California, Paola began her illustrious acting career at the age of twelve participating in various theater presentations and made her first small screen debut at the age of sixteen. Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Communications from the Universidad Autonoma in Baja, Nunez followed her true passion for acting and moved to Mexico City DF in order to study at Centro de Formacion Actorial de TV Azteca.
Since then, Paola has been working consistently as a leading lady starring in numerous television series and films in Mexico. Paola currently resides in Miami dividing her time between filming and philanthropic efforts. As an advocate for Greenpeace, Paola aims to help raise awareness on global warming. In her rare free time, she enjoys interior designing, mountain biking and extreme sports. Splitting her time between the US and Mexico, Paola is fluent in both English and Spanish.
We talk with this sizzling Rising Hollywood Star to get to the heart of who she is and the fire that is burning brightly within her.
Beverly Hills Magazine: How did you discover acting?
Paola Núñez: When I was young I was very awkward and shy, but I started copying characters that I saw on television. By doing this, I realized I could be the person I always wanted to be while in character; I could be outgoing and confident. So I became more and more comfortable in that place, in character. I did this throughout my childhood, then when I got older, I decided I wanted to go to acting class, and it was there that I found where I truly belonged; with other creatures, called actors.
Paola Núñez: I like to concentrate on studying the big picture of the scene. I start preparing by really listening to the other actor when in scene. I focus on understanding the context and emotions of the scene, then the lines flow more naturally.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What are your inspirations?
Paola Núñez: I’ve always been inspired by strong, independent women. Usually women are represented as submissive, victims, especially in Spanish Telenovelas, so I am encouraged to become a strong woman and take on more bold roles. I want to see more super women!
Beverly Hills Magazine: What are your dream roles?
Paola Núñez: I would love to play an action heroine, like Lara Croft. This is the perfect strong and powerful woman archetype that I admire and aspire to be, both professionally and personally. I love the high intensity and physical element that action roles demand.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What do you think of Hollywood?
Paola Núñez: Everybody wants to be here. I think that nobody does it better than Hollywood. The writers are genius!
Beverly Hills Magazine: What is your favorite part of the business?
Paola Núñez: I love being able to create something and see it on screen as a finished work. After all the stress and obstacles you face, being able to capture magical moments while filming then relive them after it’s all said and done, by watching them. It’s an incredible feeling of achievement.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What advice would you give to other aspiring actors?
Paola Núñez: You have to be strong in this business. A career in Hollywood will tempt your insecurities and emotions. You will be forced to confront yourself like never before. All that you don’t like about yourself will be brought to the surface, so that you can change, improve, and grow as a person and as an artist.
This stunning Latina is fast becoming a bright Rising Hollywood Star who has her sights set on success in the business and is determined to reach her goals. With a powerful career already behind her, she is knocking on Hollywood’s door, and like an old friend it seems to be inviting her in. She’s beautiful, she’s humble, and she’s no stranger to hard work. A true vision of beauty with a depth of sensitivity makes Paola Núñez one of the hottest Rising Hollywood Stars to hit the screen. Become a fan on Facebook and Twitter.