11/25/2013 05:00 pm ET

Genesis Rodriguez Stars In 'Hours' Alongside Paul Walker

The beautiful and up-and-coming actress Genesis Rodriguez hits the big screen once more, but this time she is victim of a natural disaster.

After her supporting role as Marisol in the 2013 film “Identity Thief,” the 26-year-old is now in an upcoming suspense/drama film starring Paul Walker (“The Fast and the Furious” film series) called “Hours.” The film, written and directed by Erik Heisserer (“Final Destination 5″), brings cinematic life to parental fears.

In “Hours,” Rodriguez (“Casa de mi Padre,” “What to Expect when you’re Expecting”) plays Abigail, the expecting wife of Nolan Hayes (Paul Walker) who goes into early labor.

In a recent interview with VOXXI, Rodriguez said her new film has an incredible story, “…heart-wrenching though, so bring tissues!,” she said.

On what should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life, things quickly coil out of context when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation on August 29, 2005.

The story centers on Walker’s character, which unfolds largely in one place, the ventilator room of a New Orleans hospital maternity ward as he races against the clock to try and keep his newborn daughter alive just after Hurricane Katrina hits the city. Nick Gomez, Lena Clark, Michelle Torres, Kerry Cahill, J. Omar Castro and Tony Bentley form part of the cast of “Hours.”

“‘Hours” will premiere nationwide on December 13.

A decade of success for Genesis Rodriguez

Genesis Rodriguez has had a lot of success in her 10-year career.

As of 2004, she formed part of Telemundo series “Prisionera, Dame Chocolate” and “Doña Barbara.” She was also featured on the American shows “Days of our Lives” and “Entourage.”

Her theatrical film debut was in the 2012 film “Man on a Ledge.” That same year she had a starring role with actors Diego Luna and Will Ferrell in “La Case de Mi Padre,” and was in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.

This year, the Hispanic actress has worked on three movies, including “Hours.”

Genesis Rodriguez was born in Miami, Fla. to Cuban model Carolina Perez and Venezuelan actor and singer Jose Luis Rodriguez, famously known as “El Puma.”

Originally published on VOXXI as Genesis Rodriguez caught in a storm with ‘Hours’



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