Months after leaving a rehab center for his addiction problems, Rafael Amaya provided exclusive details about his new project on Telemundo. The Mexican actor is preparing for his big return to melodrama after two years away from the acting industry.
In a recent participation In the morning show “Hoy Día” on Telemundo, Amaya confirmed that she will join the cast of the series “Malverde: El Santo Patrón” that is scheduled to premiere in 2021.
“I feel very happy and grateful to Telemundo for this opportunity and for being in good projects. Now I’m going to be in ‘Malverde’ doing a short special participation ”, he claimed the 44-year-old interpreter.
When referring to his character in Telemundo’s new dramatic bet, Rafael Amaya mentioned that he will play a “bandit” named Teo.
Amaya had been away from melodramas after concluding his participation in the seventh season of the series “The Lord of the Skies” in 2019. Currently, the star has signed a important contract with Telemundo to be part of multiple projects on the exclusive television network.
What is Rafael Amaya’s new project about?
The television project tells the story of Jesus Malverde, “A man who through his wit, charm and courage, will manage to become a legend of the times of the Mexican Revolution.”
The cast of “Malverde: El Santo Patron” is made up of personalities such as Pedro Fernández, Carolina Miranda, Mark Tacher, Alejandro Nones, Luis Felipe Tovar and Isabella Castillo.
The new Telemundo television series was written by Luis Zelkowicz, known for hits like “El Señor de los Cielos”, “El Chema” and “Una maid en Manhattan”.
Why was Rafael Amaya removed from public life?
After concluding his participation in the seventh season of the series “The Lord of the Skies”, Rafael Amaya He withdrew from public life as a result of his dependence on alcohol and drugs, a difficult stage in his personal life that forced him to enter a rehabilitation center in Mexico to receive the necessary medical attention.
“I lost my inner peace, the love I had for my family, for my work. Little by little I was immersed in the dark mud of alcohol and drugs, living all the possible excesses that have been and have been, ”he said. Amaya in an interview with People en Español when referring to his addictions.
In a recent interview on ‘Today’ from Telemundo, the Mexican actor admitted that the difficulties he experienced in his personal life helped him to be reborn to take charge of the present: “Today it makes me stronger, today I am born and rise from the ashes. Here I am back ”.
“I was wrong and the good thing is that there were people who could help me, who could get me out of that hole and out of the abyss. I am making changes in my life and I am very happy, “he said. Rafael Amaya in his appearance on the Telemundo television show.