Telemundo's Carnaval Primavera in Huntington Park featured Platurco Haza.
Telemundo celebrated its 21st Carnaval de la Primavera festival in Huntington Park last weekend, where guests could enjoy live music, mechanical games, and great food free of charge to the public.
Several Latin TV stars were in attendance to partake in the festivities and make appearances. One of these stars is Mexican actor Plutarco Haza, star of Latin soap Opera “En Otra Piel.”
Haza was the festival’s Grand Marshall on Saturday, April 5, and was on hand to greet the public and take pictures in a very casual environment.
Haza discussed his delight in being at the festival.
“I feel honored and proud to have this type of direct contact with the public,” he said. “Most of the time, we [soap opera actors] are unaware of how the public feels about our acting, It’s important to do this at least for a day because it motivates you to keep going.”
The 43-year-old elaborated that these festivals make him accessible, and thus a normal person.
“This is a great opportunity and I’m very grateful to the festival and the city of Huntington Park for this recognition and this chance to spend time with my people.”
He alluded to the honors and recognitions he received from Mayor Rosa Elena Peres in light of him being Grand Marshall.
Haza also discussed his role of Carlos Ricalde in his soap “En Otra Piel.”
“He’s a human trafficker – a cruel and despicable man who’s obsessed with Adriana, and is seeking vengeance at all costs on the people responsible for a scar on his face,” he said.
The subject matter of the soap resonates in Mexico, especially since the recent discovery of a human trafficking ring in Mexico City, ran by a government member.
When asked about any challenges of portraying his role, he stated: “Yes. It was pure coincidence. We knew the ring existed, but it wasn’t until recent months that these facts came to light and we hope this soap will raise awareness about this horrible crime.”
Haza also mentioned his latest project, a film titled Mi Mejor Regalo which was well-received in a screening in San Diego, and he hopes the film can reach Hollywood, especially with the recent rise of interest in Latin cinema and talent.