Transgender actress helps Chile win its first Oscar with ground-breaking film

Americas Now

The Academy Award winner for “Best Foreign Language” film in 2018 was “A Fantastic Woman” from Chile.

It tells the story of transgender waitress and singer “Marina” and the discrimination she faces.

The lead actress in the Academy Award-winning movie sits down with “Americas Now.” She discusses her craft, the evolution of the film and its impact on Chile.

Our Urban Voice is Daniela Vega.

Daniela has two television series lined up in two different countries. In Chile, she will be playing a police detective solving gender-based crimes. And in the United States, she’s appearing in a Netflix revival of the LGBTQ show from the 1990s called “Tales of the City.”