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❤️ ‘Dora The Explorer’ Fans Can’t Handle The Latest Actor To Be Cast In The Upcoming Film Project

Grab your backpack, and let’s get to the movie ticket per-order sites chicas! A new report on the development of the new “Dora The Explorer” movie is bringing good news and, for us, the best part is all about Eva Longoria.

Fans eagerly awaiting the release of the upcoming Michael Bay flick will star an ultimate Latina fave.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eva Longoria will join Paramount’s upcoming live-action feature based on the popular animated Nickelodeon series that ran from 2000 to 2014. Longoria will star alongside Isabela Moner as the movie’s titular character as well as with “Extinction” actor Michael Peña, Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, and Adriana Barraza.

The Mexican-American actress most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on “Desperate Housewives” and more recently has appeared in “Overboard” and “Dog Days” will play Dora’s mother, Elena.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “the movie will tell the story of Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego and a rag-tag group of teens on a Goonies-esque adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.”

Fans of both the iconic show and Longoria cannot contain their excitement.

In a post to her Twitter account, the actress playfully asked her fans if she could pass as Dora’s mother.

The big reveal has left quite a few speechless and thrilled.

At this point, I’m pretty much nonverbal and can only speak in heart emojis.

So many fans are expressing their relief of getting to see yet another Latina on screen.

Truthfully, it seems that with each bit of information that the site releases, more and more fans are struggling to contain their excitement.

Seriously.

Cannot deal and BRB. I’m really gonna go grab my backpack and wait to order tickets!

Paramount has set the release date for the “Dora the Explorer” movie on Aug. 2, 2019. 


Read: The Seventeen-Year-Old Actress Set To Play ‘Dora The Explorer’ Is Being Objectified Online By Sexist Trolls

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America Ferrera Brings Actors Across The Border To Visit Migrant Shelters

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America Ferrera Brings Actors Across The Border To Visit Migrant Shelters

America Ferrera has never been a celebrity to stay quiet in the face of injustice, so it’s no surprise that the actress-activist has boldly responded to the Trump administration’s policy requiring migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico.

Last week, the Superstore star led a group of actors, including Gina Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Wilmer Valderrama, Roselyn Sanchez and Kendrick Sampson, across the southern border to a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.

There, the group learned how the policy was impacting migrants while speaking directly with immigration lawyers and shelter managers as well as families and children. They hope through this real-life education that they will become better equipped to challenge the Trump administration in the US.

“It is easy for me to look at these human beings and see myself. … This could very easily have been my reality in this lifetime,” the Honduran-American actress told the Associated Press about the trip.

The “Remain in Mexico” policy limits the amount of asylum requests border patrol can attend to per day. The process, which has also forced refugees, including thousands of Central American families who have filed for sanctuary from violence and poverty in their home countries, to stay in Mexico, has slowed down the process and created case backlogs in the immigration system and overcrowding in shelters in Mexican border towns.

“We were able to bear witness to how the current administration is treating refugee families. We MUST demand better,” Washington said in an Instagram post. “Let me be clear: it is legal to seek asylum. When people cross our borders, their human rights come with them. We must protect those human rights.”

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According to NBC News, the visit was organized by nonprofits Families Belong Together and Harness, an organization started by Ferrera, Valderrama and Ryans Piers.

Jessica Morales Rocketto, who heads Families Belong Together, told the news outlet that one of the women she met at the shelter had been waiting with her toddler since November to apply for asylum.

“People get to the border and think that’s the end of the journey, but it’s only the beginning,” Morales Rocketto said.

Read: 20 Major Immigration Facts the American Public Refuses to Hear

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Real-Life Domestic Workers Hope The Success Of ‘Roma’ Will Lead To Political And Cultural Change

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Real-Life Domestic Workers Hope The Success Of ‘Roma’ Will Lead To Political And Cultural Change

On Sunday, when Hollywood was celebrating the Oscars with various glitzy parties, everyday domestic workers from across the US were also reveling in the evening fun at an Academy Awards viewing party in honor of “Roma.”

During the event, held at the Jane club, dozens of domestic workers chanted “Roma! Roma! Roma!” and “Si se puede!” when the film, which picked up three awards, was mentioned. For the women, the Netflix movie, which documented the life of a live-in housekeeper in Mexico City, played by indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio, was the first time they felt seen.

The event was organized by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and had the support of “Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón as well as actresses and activists Diane Guerrero, Eva Longoria, Tarana Burke, Rashida Jones, Dolores Huerta, Monica Ramirez, Karla Souza and Olga Segura.

“To see a story humanized, the role that a domestic worker has, has the impact that it’s had. The way that she is needed, not only by the children, but by the mother in this film. It’s important for us that we see that storytelling in the media,” Longoria, who celebrated with the women on the red carpet, told Forbes.

The event also used the success of the film to highlight the struggle of domestic workers throughout the world, including the US, and push for a federal domestic worker bill of rights.

“A living wage, $15 minimum wage, protections from sexual harassment, and other basic civil rights protections, as well as making sure they have an oversight board so if something goes wrong in their job they have someone they can take that to and get the safety and respect they need,” Jess Morales Rocketto, political director of the NDWA, told CBS.

At the party, the women, who were described as “the heroines in our homes,” received their own sparkly gold awards.

Organizers hope that the film and star-studded event are the start of a cultural shift where domestic workers are seen, heard, valued and respected.

Read: Indigenous Mexicans Were Able To Watch A Special Screening Of “Roma” In Their Native Language Of Nahuatl

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