Santiago Cabrera, known for his role as Captain Cristobal Ríos, in the “Picard” series of the “Star Trek” saga, has become a Disney journalist in the movie “Godmothered.”
The Chilean actor’s career has been the work of a little ant and his remarkable achievements, but that does not mean that things have become too easy for Latino artists in Hollywood. On the contrary, now “we must balance pride in our identity, with the fight against stereotypes, and continue to open spaces.”
The touch of the mouse
Cabrera, 42, has also been part of the cast of major series such as the HBO hit “Big Little Lies” and “Dexter,” as well as films such as “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Emma,” and the hit of Netflix “What Happened to Monday”.
In “Godmothered”, his first Disney movie, he plays a journalist named Hugh. “I had to go to a newscast to understand how they do things. It’s more stressful than I imagined ”, admitted the artist in an interview with Right Now.
The film, starring Cabrera, Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell, tells the story of a young and inexperienced fairy godmother, who must deal with a young woman who wants nothing to do with her.
“I am not an artist who is too aware of companies, but of projects that represent a significant challenge for me. However, I have to admit that it is exciting to work for Disney. From childhood one thinks of the company and associates it with magic. With Mickey mouse. It has been a great experience, ”he said.
On the other hand, the idea that he will soon be able to see her with his son makes him smile. “Until now I had not done projects that I could share with him until he is much older,” he admitted. Kilian Emiliano, the product of his marriage to theater director Anna Marcea, is four years old.
Immigrants know how to be actors
Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela. As the son of Chilean diplomats, he has the nationality of the country of his parents and a childhood full of memories of places like the Chile of the family, but also Canada, Romania and England, countries where the family lived.
Although he considers himself Chilean, London is the city where he feels most comfortable, but his home is where his wife and son are, so he is currently in Los Angeles, California.
When he decided to be an actor, he realized that he had spent his life perfecting the tools he uses today. “One way to adapt to new environments, meet new people, make friends when one arrives in a different place and even learn about the culture is to observe and then pretend that one belongs to the place so as not to clash and be accepted more quickly. It’s what I did in each of our moves and what prepared me for this life, “he said.
The wait that does not despair
Santiago Cabrera was preparing for the call to start the recordings of the second season of “Picard” when the confinement measures began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Until the moment of the interview the call had not arrived, but he is not in a hurry. “I have used this time to prepare some personal projects and share with the family. Unlike many in the networks, not only has it bored us, but “I have been busier than ever, because a 4-year-old child never stays still.”
“Godmothered” can be seen on Disney + starting this Friday, December 4.
Godmothered | Official Trailer | Disney +This holiday season, be careful who you wish for. Watch the new trailer for Disney’s #Godmothered, a magical holiday comedy starring Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell, streaming on #DisneyPlus Dec. 4. Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in -training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession…2020-11-19T15: 00: 23Z