"Let's Talk!" Welcomes Actress Marlene Forte

TNT's "Dallas" series regular joins the conversation as guest on "Let's Talk!"

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: May 31, 2011

"Let's Talk!" Welcomes Actress Marlene Forte

"Let's Talk!", produced by Latin Heat Media, welcomes actress Marlene Forte as their special guest on the newest daytime talk show which airs this Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 on KJLA/LATV in Los Angeles at 7:30 AM.

The talk show features four dynamic and opinionated Latinas including Emmy-award winning journalist Naibe Reynoso; Actress-comedienne Dyana Ortelli (Curb Your Enthusiasm); Bel Hernandez, Publisher of Latin Heat, a print and online magazine; and Actress and Y-Generation/Green Gal Kikey Castillo.

Cuban-born actress Marlene Forte, who had recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan" and "House of Payne", has won the final series regular role on TNT's "Dallas" pilot. Forte will play Carmen, the Ewing family's longtime cook, whose daughter, Elena (Jordana Brewster), enjoys a friendship with Ewing cousins John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). The cast is currently filming the pilots in Dallas.

Though Carmen is described as having worked for the Ewing family for many years, "Dallas" loyalists may remember that the original Southfork maid was named Teresa, played by Roseanna Christiansen from 1982--91. With Elena set to mix it up with the Ewing boys, it is expected that Carmen will enjoy a much richer role than Teresa, whose main function was watering Miss Ellie's rhododendrons, serving huevos rancheros and routinely announcing to poor Sue Ellen than "Mr. Ewing will be working late tonight."

With the U.S. Latina consumer market at more than 23 million strong and a spending power of $479 billion dollars (Hispanic ventures 2010), "Let's Talk!" delivers what no other network television talk show does, the English-speaking Latina perspective in daytime talk.

"Let's Talk!" made its broadcast premiere on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 on KJLA. The ground breaking daytime talk show scheduled to air weekly Thursday mornings at its 7:30 AM time slot, gives its audience a fresh, new perspective on universal topics that everyone can relate to.

"Let's Talk!" can also be seen in Houston on MCB-54 and online at www.letstalkshow.tv and www.OVNTV.com.

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