The talented and gorgeous Sol Rodriguez joins the cast of the hit television show, Devious Maids, for its 4th season. Sol will be playing the character, Daniela Mercado on the comedy/drama. Maids stars Roselyn Sánchez and Dania Ramírez. Sol is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Being able to make a living as a working actress is truly a dream come true for Rodriguez.
“Just being able to work as an actress is a dream for me. I would love to play inspiring roles that not only tell you a story, but also can change you life. I’m sure with hard work that will come, ” said Rodriguez.
I spoke with actress Sol Rodriguez about her new gig, her artistic family and her thoughts on her craft.
How excited are you to be joining the cast of Devious Maids?
It’s a dream come true. Joining a cast full of strong Latinas and talented actors is still unbelievable. These are girls I’ve looked up to for years. I have watched their movies and shows, so to be on set with them was so inspiring. A show like Devious Maids, I’m very happy to be part of it.
Were you familiar with the show before joining the cast?
I wasn’t very familiar with it because I didn’t have a TV at my apartment. But, I knew about it from billboards and people mentioning it all the time. As soon as I was told I got the role I went to Hulu and watched it all in a week and half…the entire 3 seasons of it! I absolutely loved it! I had no idea it was SO funny! Now I have a TV and cable—so I can watch it every Monday night with my friends.
What can you tell us about your character on Devious Maids, Daniela Mercado?
Dani comes to LA to pursue her dreams of being a Hollywood star! Just like her cousin Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez), but she uncovers a truth that is going to change her entire life! No spoilers!
You came from a very artistic family. Can you talk a little bit about your families’ artistic background and how that influenced your artistic pursuits?
My dad is a singer and musician. He taught himself how to play guitar at a very young age and has been all over Latin America singing and playing. I have always been involved in performing arts and anything artistic. My very first music experience was when I was in 5th or 6th grade. My school held a series of auditions to form a girl group that would play at parent meetings and school conferences. I got to be a part of that group and we would perform for students and parents all the time. I absolutely loved it!
What do you feel is your greatest strength as an artist and actress?
I think being organic in front of the camera. I don’t like being overwhelmed with all these things that I’m supposed to do according to acting classes. I have never taken an acting class. The closest has been a ‘scene study’ class here in LA. It’s not because I don’t want to take a class, I just haven’t had the time. I will take some classes as soon as I can. But, people always tell me that they like how my acting flows and how natural it looks. It’s not jaded with steps and rules you’re supposed to follow.