Elyfer Torres plays Beatriz Aurora Rincón in “Betty and NY”, the American adaptation of the Colombian telenovela “Yo soy Betty, la fea”, which has become Netflix’s new hit. The 23-year-old Mexican actress is giving something to talk about thanks to her great performance and purpose, we review her acting career, in which she has faced various situations, such as discrimination due to her skin color.
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“Betty and NY” revolves around Beatriz Aurora Rincón Lozano (Elyfer Torres), a young Mexican who resides in New York and who will have to face the difficult obstacles that life puts in a world where beauty is everything, in order to get a good job and a good position.
Elyfer Torres landed his first leading role with the remake produced by Telemundo, in which he works alongside other talented actors such as Erick Elías, Sabrina Seara, Sylvia Sáenz, Héctor Suárez Gomís, Aarón Díaz, Mauricio Henao and Rodolfo Salas.
Bringing the iconic character of Betty to life has given a huge boost to the career of Elyfer Torres, now all eyes are on her and she has not missed this opportunity to tell the experiences she has lived within the entertainment industry.
“Betty in NY”: the times that Elyfer Torres has been discriminated against because of her skin color
During an interview with “Los Angeles Times”, Elyfer Torres He confessed that he has experienced racism in the world of acting. She said that she has been rejected many times because of her physical appearance and that we must make visible these problems that are still valid in society.
“Many times I had been told that I could not be the protagonist of something because physically I did not meet the standards of beauty,” he said. “In many of the projects today, even in Latin America, they are very white people, güeras, with light eyes, straight, and honestly I did not belong to that,” he said in the interview.
Elyfer Torres confessed that one of his greatest wishes is that Hispanic productions also have greater diversity and inclusion in projects. Although, sadly, racism still exists and is a problem that we must tackle.
“We thought that this issue had already been forgotten and resolved for a long time, that skin color and racial issues no longer had anything to do with where we could go and here we are,” he continued.
Torres believes that artists must speak openly about racism and discrimination to make these problems visible and take action.
“I think that as artists we have a platform that allows us to talk about these problems and make them visible so that people also realize and can change it. It’s very crazy that we still have to go through that and we can’t tell stories beyond that, ”he added.
Regarding her work on “Betty en NY”, Elyfer Torres feels very proud to be part of Telemundo’s adaptation of “Yo Soy Betty, la fea”, along with Aarón Díaz and Erick Elías.
“When I got this I said ‘this has to be, I’ll retire if not’ and I’m very happy I did, especially because in the end that is also the message behind Betty, that no matter how you look, you can achieve what want, ”he declared.
“I want to inspire another generation to love themselves as they are, to know that they don’t need to change anything to achieve what they want, which was Betty’s message,” Torres said.
The Mexican actress, Elyfer Torres, plays Beatriz Aurora Rincón in the adaptation of the Colombian novel “Yo soy Betty, la fea”