Voces on PBS: Now en Espanol

About This Episode


A fascinating look at a rarely seen side of Hollywood, Now en Español follows the trials and travails of five hard-working Latina actresses who dub Desperate Housewives for Spanish language audiences in the United States.

With real lives that are often as dramatic and as desperate as those of their onscreen counterparts, the five dynamic women struggle to pursue their Hollywood dreams while balancing the responsibilities of paying rent and raising children. Each actress is at a different stage on the path to success but all have to confront the precarious nature of their careers when the dubbing of Desperate Housewives is cancelled and their jobs come to an end.

Shot over the course of several years by Latina filmmaker Andrea Meller, Now en Español offers an inside look at the challenges faced by many Latino actors while offering a warm and engaging portrait of five gutsy women as they follow their dreams against all odds.