I recently attended the 2013 LA Shorts Fest, where I caught up with Beto Ruiz, the handsome Mexican young actor whose career I've been following for a couple of years.
When I first met Beto he had just moved to Hollywood from his native Tijuana, Mexico, in pursuit of his acting career. His resume included several plays, a few student films, and a starring role in the new media series "Bibi the Princess Witch."
Beto has come a long way since then. He has more than a few national commercials, an educational video series, several starring roles at the Next Stage Theater in Hollywood, and most recently, the starring role in "Amor Imposible" - a short film directed by Felix Martiz.
"Amor Imposible" is a romantic comedy which will double as the first part of a feature length film; in the story, Rosa, a hopeless romantic, wishes her favorite soap opera star into reality. Her roommate Memo (Beto Ruiz), who secretly has feelings for her, is the first person who the soap opera star, Diego, encounters when he magically comes to life. Before Diego can go after Rosa, Memo gives him a a reality check. This in turn has him question his very existence and makes Memo realize that he has to confess his true feelings to Rosa before it's too late.
I was very impressed by the quality of this romantic comedy. All the actors delivered a great performance, particularly Beto Ruiz's comedic timing, which gave the film the perfect finishing touch.
I will continue to follow this young actor's career. Don't be surprised if some day soon my story begins with: "And the Oscar goes toÔÇª."
En hora buena Beto. Keep up the good work!
Edie J. Adler:
Edie J. is an actress, author, public speaker and regular contributor to LatinoLA. She and hubby Neal live in the Valley with their 6 dogs, 4 cats, 3 birds, 1 turtle, 1 frog, and 1 pink elephant. (After a few Margaritas!) Author's website Email the author