"Rome" actor's visa to travel to the Oscars was denied

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  • Thu, 01/24/2019 - 21:09
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The United States has denied the travel visa to Mexican actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero, who plays the character of Fermín in the film "Roma" and who must attend the Oscars Awards Gala on February 24, confirmed on Thursday the interpreter to Efe.

Guerrero explained that he still does not know if he will be able to attend the awards ceremony, in which "Roma" is nominated for 10 statuettes: "We'll see".

As the fashion magazine Quién advanced, the US immigration authorities denied the visa to Guerrero despite having an invitation from Netflix, producer of "Roma", for the Golden Globes and Oscar awards.

According to the actor, at the US embassy in Mexico they did not want to read the letter and, after the personal interview, they denied him a travel permit.

This is not the first time that Guerrero has problems traveling to the US, given that at the beginning of 2018 they did not process his tourist visa neither.

Jorge Antonio Guerrero, born in Mexico in 1993, gained great popularity last year by participating in the television series about the Mexican singer Luis Miguel and in the film "Roma" by Alfonso Cuarón.

In the film, he plays a secondary character named Fermín, who maintains a romantic relationship with the main character, Cleo, a domestic worker around whom the plot revolves.

"Roma", an autobiographical film by Cuarón about the Mexico of the 1970s, has made history by becoming the first work in Spanish to get the nomination for best picture in the Oscars.

The film is nominated for 10 statuettes: best picture, best director, best actress, best supporting actress, best foreign picture, best cinematography, best original screenplay, best production design, best sound editing and best sound mixing.


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