By Amelia Orozco
Hola America Collaborator
- William Levy is a true star! That may be enough for his fans, but you will be pleased to know more about the beloved actor in the role of Victor, a Cuban-Mexican character with a cold and violent temper. In addition to interpreting this interesting character, he also co-wrote and produced the film. “In the arms of a murderer” it is based on the book, “Killing Sarai” from the series “In the Company of Killers,” by J.A. Redmerski. The film was directed by Matías Moltrasio.
- Support Latino Cinema. As William told us, “It’s a movie 100% in Spanish with English subtitles. I love creating more content in our language. It’s important that we support our people, our culture. It is the second most spoken language in the entire world. We are only 3% of the protagonists in television and on the big screen,” he added. William took the reins and decided to make this film entirely in Spanish for his fellow Spanish-speakers.
Enjoy top-notch Latino talent. Get to know Alicia Sanz and Roberto Sosa. Victor (William Levy) is a trained assassin whose job is to kill a dangerous drug lord (Roberto Sosa), which leads him to the beautiful Sarai (Alicia Sanz) who has been held captive by him since she was a child. These are some of the protagonists that form an interesting mix of danger, adventure and sensuality throughout the film.
- Learn more about William and his work. “I wanted to change the persona I have been throughout my career. I wanted to break out of that image. This character is intended to bring my career to another level. The storyline is great, and I was able to get to know the character and the background of what he does, why he does it and how he feels towards others. It is definitely a deeper type of work, emotionally. To achieve this, it’s not necessary to look in a mirror to prepare for a scene. Instead, you look inside and reflect your emotions. If you get to the point where you feel and understand your character, it will come through that way,” shared William. “During filming you start to catch emotions and it can be difficult to change. I always had that intention and wanted to stay in character in and out of the set. I was writing and producing and had the story very clear in my mind” says William.
- Become inspired. The film was recorded in the Dominican Republic where William remained very busy at all hours. “It’s complicated to write, produce and act. When you’re an actor you finish a day of filming, you go to your hotel and rest, and then you arrive at the location the next day. For this project, I would finish on set, but then would go to the location for the next day. Then I would continue to write the scenes for what was next based on what was happening,” shares William. “I did all of this with so much love. So much so that I didn’t pay myself, not even for producing or writing, “ he reflects. “When I get older and reach a certain age and I’m about to retire, I want to leave something in my life for my children to say, ‘My dad managed to do something. He contributed in some way to Latino culture,’” says William.
“En Brazos de un asesino” premieres in theaters across the U.S. on Friday, December 6, 2019.