EXCLUSIVE: Selenis Leyva Talks Lopez Vs Lopez and Rita Moreno in Featurette

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Lopez Vs Lopez

Comedy, family, and the Latino experience across generation is the core of NBC’s Lopez Vs. Lopez. Ahead of Episode 8, Selenis Leyva, who plays Rosie, Mayan’s mother and George’s ex-wife. In the exclusive featurette above, Leyva offered her perspective on the series and how this week’s special guest star – Rita Moreno – and her character naturally fit well on the new episode of Lopez Vs. Lopez, airing Friday, January 6th at 8 pm ET.

Lopez Vs. Lopez is in full swing, and with Season 1 Episode 8, the Lopez home is disturbed by an evil spirit. To remove it, the family enlists a curandero (Cheech Marin) who tells them the house isn’t haunted; it’s George! The ghost of his grandmother (Rita Moreno) is hell-bent on righting a past wrong and will keep throwing chanclas at his big head until he does it.

Rita Moreno joins the cast as George’s late Grandma Dolores, a feisty spirit on a mission to make her grandson George do right by her, one way or another. Whether it’s smacking him with her chancla or her razor-sharp tongue, she’s here to get things straight with George, whether he likes it or not. But Moreno isn’t the only guest this week, Cheech Marin will be playing Carlos, a curandero invited into the Lopez home to help them with an uninvited spirit. He is an all-knowing, all-powerful conduit between the supernatural and the temporal worlds. He’s both mystical and magnetic. He’s also modern, he takes bitcoin! Carlos is a straight shooter; tell it like it is shaman who can not only diagnose a ghost, but can clean up the scene if you need him to.

Leyva is best known for her co-starring role on the Netflix hit series “Orange Is the New Black” and in the Disney+ original “Diary of a Future President.” For her work on the latter, she won a 2021 Gracie Award, which honors standout women in entertainment and news programming that addresses timely topics and social issues.

Lopez Vs Lopez airs on NBC every Friday at 8pm ET.

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