The moment Vivian Rubio arrived in the United States, she became an American – removed from her friends and family in Venezuela.
But to Americans, especially those in the film and television casting industry, she will always be Venezuelan – or at least something other than the white American image she said the entertainment industry deems “neutral.”
Though her hard work has garnered many roles, and her bilingualism has opened her to diverse characters, the third-year graduate student in acting said she is often faced with discrimination and typecasting. Read more...
Photo: Graduate acting student and actress Vivian Rubio moved to the United States from Venezuela when she was 15 years old. She is frequently cast in diverse Spanish-speaking roles, such as her part as Giovanna in the new Netflix show “Las Garnachas.” (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)