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News4Europe — “Queen of the South” begins its third season on USA Network, with character Teresa Mendoza attempting to retake control of her life, the series’s star, Alice Braga, told EFE during an interview.

“Teresa is taking control of her own life. In the third season the character is empowered. She doesn’t flee and she doesn’t want to be a part of the abuses and manipulations taking place around her. She wants to take control and change her life,” the Brazilian actress said.

“Playing Teresa is very interesting because things have changed a lot since the first season … This character is constantly evolving, which makes her seem very alive and prevents repetitive situations. It is a very enjoyable challenge,” Braga said.

“Queen of the South,” as well as the Telemundo series “La reina del sur,” are based on a novel written by Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte about the world of drug trafficking.

Braga plays Tereza Mendoza in the USA Network’s version, while that character was played by Kate del Castillo in “La reina del sur.”

“My goal is to make the character more human. I don’t want the audience to like her or to feel sorry for her. I want to make her human and show the consequences of her decisions in a very tough world. Once you are involved in the drug trafficking world, it is very hard to get out of it,” the actress said.

Braga, 35, is known for her roles in films such as “I Am Legend,” “Predators,” “The Rite,” “On the Road” and “Elysium.”

She is aware that a female role like that of Teresa “is very rare.”

“It is a huge honor for me. It isn’t easy to find leading female roles that are so powerful. I am pleased to see more series and movies that are following that path. We weren’t the first ones to do so, but we are part of the change,” she said.

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