"The Curse of La Llorona" is a myth for some, but for others the supernatural spirit is very real. The "Conjuring Universe" is now introducing to audiences across the world one of the most popular Latin folktales of all-time and VIX sat down with actress Patricia Velásquez to discuss her new role in the horror film.
Velásquez grew up hearing everything about the legend, in fact, she believes her presence is always surrounding us, the artist revealed she felt chosen to be a part of the film to make sure La Llorona "was respected."
"How far are we willing to go out of fear and how we can lose what's more important to us in a moment," is the message Patricia learned during the days she played a Hispanic mother whose children are haunted by the spirit.
What's The Story Behind La Llorona?
The Weeping Woman is a horrifying apparition, caught between heaven and hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.
She Is Famous For Her Popular Phrase: "Ay, Mis Hijos!"
In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal and they are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. "La Llorona" creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.
So Is Her Spirit Back In The Movie?
The film shows how in the 70's La Llorona is back in Los Angeles stalking and haunting the children at night. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother (Patricia Velásquez) suspected of child endangerment, a social worker ( Linda Cardellini) and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil away.
"The Curse of La Llorona" will be in theaters April 19, check out the trailer below.