"We are glad the show has found a home," star Ana Ortiz told The Huffington Post exclusively via email this afternoon. "It is going to be such a thrill to work alongside these Devious Divas," she added.
Ortiz says she's not the only one who's excited about the Lifetime pick-up--Marc Cherry is, too. "Marc seems excited about the partnership with Lifetime. I think he has a lot of wickedness up his creative sleeve...so fun!" she wrote.
Based on a Mexican telenovela format, “Devious Maids” follows four maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, but have ambitions and dreams of their own. The show stars Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Without A Trace”) and Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), and is co-executive produced by Mark Cherry and Eva Longoria.
Ortiz, who is best known for her endearing and memorable portrayal of Hilda Suarez on ABC's hit comedy "Ugly Betty," knows what it's like to work on a show that feels like a tight-knit family. In her email today, the half-Puerto Rican actress said that's exactly what "Devious Maids"--which stars four Latina lead actresses-- is like. "The thing I am most looking forward to," she said, "is playing with this incredible cast."
So, how does she like her new network? "It truly is an opportunity of a Lifetime...no pun intended," she joked.
Congratulations to Ana and the other Latinas of "Devious Maids!"
CHECK OUT THIS SLIDESHOW OF LATINOS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Cuban born actor, Andy Garcia earned his star in The Hollywood Walk fo Fame in 1995. Garcia earned an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Godfather Part III" and a Grammy as producer of "Ahora Si" by Israel "Cachao" Lopez. More recently he played the role of Terry Benedict, the casino mogul, in "Ocean's Eleven" and it's following sequels. Garcia will appear in the movie "Hemingway and Fuentes", which will be released in 2012, in the role of Gregorio Fuentes.
Aguilera, who's father is originally from Ecuador, was awarded a star in The Hollywood Walk fo Fame in 2010. In 1999 she had three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100--"Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."
The Mexican-American rock star was immortalized in 1998. Santana is known for his guitar-playing skills and he became famous in the late 60 with his band "Santana". He was a pioneer in mixing Latin rhythms, jazz and rock. In 2003, <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231" target="_hplink">Rolling Stone Magazine named Santana number 15 in their list of 100 greatest artists of all times. </a>
George Lopez, of Mexican descent, was awarded a place in The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. He is known for starring in his popular ABC sitcom "George Lopez". He is also known for his stand-up comedy which examines race and ethnic relations, focusing in Mexican American culture.
The Estefans share one more thing other than their Cuban descent and their undeniable musical talent. They both have star in The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Gloria got hers in 1993 and Emilio got his in 2005. The power-couple has been married since 1976 and have been producing great music ever since.
The Mexican singer, known as <a href="http://latinmusic.about.com/od/artistsen/p/PRO01VFERN.htm" target="_hplink">"El Rey De Rancher" ("King Of Ranchera Music")</a> was awarded a star in 1998. Fernandez, who <a href="http://latinmusic.about.com/od/artistsen/p/PRO01VFERN.htm" target="_hplink">started singing at local restaurants and events</a>, is now not only a famous singer, but a cultural icon. In 2002 Fernandez was recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year.