Karla Souza: I know what it's like not to be represented on screen
Karla Souza says there is a lack of diversity on British TV screens.
The El Presidente actress, 34, who was born in Mexico, lived in London for a while.
“I finished a two-year BA there and I had no opportunities because there are no Latins in the storylines, whether it be just film, TV, or theatre,” she said.
“There’s just nothing out there, and there’s such a huge Latin community in the UK.
“So I had to leave, I had to move and so I’ve known the effects of what it feels like to not see yourself represented.”
She said: “There was so much diversity in the culture of the UK … and how you guys all co-exist and it’s just so rich and yet you don’t really see it reflected on TV.”
El Presidente launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday June 5.