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Actress Armida Lopez talks filming with Mel Gibson & her latest film Made in America

Chris December 28, 2019

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Actress, producer, director and heroine of the modern-day working woman, Armida Lopez, is set to star in the action, sci-fi thriller BOSS LEVEL, alongside Frank Grillo, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts. The time-loop thriller, written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smoking Aces) follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (portrayed by Frank Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in him dying every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible. 

Born in El Salvador, Armida and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was 8 years old. Her family came to the U.S. and settled in Sacramento, CA with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” In many ways, she grew up a model student—good grades and interested in the arts. Coming from humble beginnings, Armida felt the need to be financially savvy by finding ways to participate in extracurricular activities that didn’t require her struggling family to spend any money. She would look for free classes/workshops in school that developed her passions in dancing and choir. It was in high school when she caught the acting bug, when she would perform in the school’s plays. 

A true hustler, Armida intended to make her dream of acting a reality. Taking jobs as a barista,  waitress, makeup artist and ultimately interning for KCRA – TV and the Daniel Hoff Talent Agency, gave her not only insider tools to make it in the industry but a large dose of humility and determination. Her never ending drive, passion and job dismissal led her to pick up and move to LA which led her to step foot into a casting agency and begin her work as an extra. She set goals for herself and kept her moral compass due North during her Hollywood endeavors. Landing a position as a body double for Salma Hayek for “How to be a Latin Lover,” Armida went on to appear in campaigns for brands like: Nike, Proactiv, Burger King, HP Computers, Modelo, Subaru and most recently, Ulta beauty.  

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