Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez knows exactly how to play the field because he just scored the most important goal in his career: starring in Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series Club de Cuervos.
Created by Gary Alazraki and Michael Lam, Club de Cuervos follows an egocentric rich kid who inherits a soccer club after his father passes away. “It’s one of the best things that could happen to an actor,” said Méndez.
The 33-year-old actor, began his acting career by starring in small plays in Mexico including, Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar and El Curioso Incidente del Perro a Medianoche. He later took on supporting roles in various TV series, but his breakout role came in 2013 when he starred in the hit comedy film Nosotros Los Nobles (The Noble Family) opposite Karla Souza (also part of our “10 Latinos To Watch”).
Directed by Alazraki, the movie broke records at the box office and became Mexico’s highest grossing films in history at the time of its release. Club de Cuervos, much like Nosotros Los Nobles, mocks the eccentric lifestyle of the upper class in Mexico, a recipe that continues to deliver laughs.
“I definitely believe there is a hunger in this industry to connect with the Latino audience. However, there is very little information on what this audience wants to see.”
Variety Latino’s 10 Latinos to Watch, honors 10 actors for their contributions to film and television. The honorees: Diego Boneta, Karla Souza, Stephanie Sigman, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Diane Guerrero, Natalie Martinez, Raúl Castillo, Maite Perroni, Miguel Gómez and Lorenza Izzo.