Diane Guerrero (Maritza Ramos) spoke to Cosmopolitan on Tuesday about her character’s season 4 developments, and she had a rather surprising reaction to that horrifying baby mouse scene.
“It was so exciting! As actors, all we want to do is play high stakes and challenge ourselves in that way. It was a cool thing for me, especially since Maritza hasn’t done much like that in the past.”
Guerrero reassured the interviewer that although they used a real baby mouse, it was unharmed.
The Cosmo interviewer asked Guerrero about Martiza’s back story that was revealed in season 4. Guerrero was pleasantly surprised:
“It was exciting to see deeper into who she was. We’d seen her for three seasons as this really specific person, and we knew how she acted, but we really didn’t know much about her. Once we saw that back story, we saw that she’s not all that she appears to be. She’s more resourceful and sharper than she appears. That was fun to see—even her just speaking in different ways when she’s talking to people at different levels of society. She’s using some acting skills, and that was fun.”
Guerrero even said that she and her character have some qualities in common, including their ability to take initiative and how people sometimes underestimate them. But she insists that both she and Maritza have more to offer than meets the eye:
“But I do have a lot to contribute! All my life, I’ve tried to project that. And I think that’s what I’m doing now with my personal story and my political views, trying to contribute to society.”
Guerrero, here, is referring to her recently published memoir entitled In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which is now on sale. For more information, click here.
For more of this wonderful interview with Diane Guerrero, click here.