Who is María Penella, the granddaughter of “Chespirito” who debuts in the new Televisa production with Gabriel Soto

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Next January 18 it will premiere on the chain Televisa the production Do you remember me, an expected melodrama that will feature Gabriel Soto and Fatima Molina as main actors.

Despite the fact that the telenovela will have stellar protagonists, this week another of the cast’s names caught the attention of the public: María Penella. And is that the interpreter is the granddaughter of the outstanding Mexican artist Roberto Gómez Bolaños, known as “Chespirito”.

In the series, Penella will play Marina, “a respected winemaker” She has never lacked for anything, and is madly in love with her husband, Pedro Cáceres (played by Gabriel Soto), so she will fight so that he does not abandon her for Vera (Fátima Molina), who is her true love.

“It is a novel full of intrigue, love, passion, that goes very fast, in each chapter something new happens”, said the also protagonist of Single with daughters, in an interview with the program Today.

Thus, Chespirito’s granddaughter will play a villain role, and will do everything possible to destroy the relationship of the two lovers and save their marriage.

In "Do you remember me", the actress will play Mariana, Pedro

Roberto Gómez Bolaños He was one of the most iconic actors in the entertainment world in Mexico. His interpretation of characters such as the beloved “Chavo del Ocho” or “El Chapulín Colorado”, earned him international fame and the admiration of the public.

In his 23-year long marriage to his first wife, Graciela Fernández Pierre, He had six children: Teresa, Graciela, Cecilia, Paulina, Marcela and Roberto. The television producer’s constant travels, and his multiple work commitments, led him to divorce his wife. And some time later, revealed his romance with Florinda Meza, actress known for playing “La Popis” and “Doña Florinda”. However, in his second marriage he had no descendants.

María Penella Gómez is the daughter of Marcela, and one of the twelve granddaughters of “Chespirito”. She inherited her grandfather’s musical and acting talents, as well as his passion for show business and entertainment.

“It is an honor to be your granddaughter, I have to respect that memory very much, first as a grandfather, and second as an idol and icon of Mexican culture, television, theater, cinema, and on the other hand, to use that star as a blessing to build my own path. He is my star because he is always there, and like all our loved ones who are no longer there when we need to talk to them, they talk and that’s it, “he said on one occasion in an interview with the newspaper Meter.

María Penella began her career in 2009, at the age of 13.  In the image, in one of the pictures of "El Hotel de los Secretos" (Photo: Instagram @mariapenella) The artist has stood out for her participation in well-known theater functions (Photo: Instagram @mariapenella)

The artist began her artistic career in 2009, when she was only thirteen years old, in the theater function Ana Frank’s diary. Since then, he has participated in numerous works, such as Little Orphan Annie, Little voice or Man of La Mancha, where he gave life to Don Quixote’s granddaughter and Dulcinea.

In addition, he also participated in the television series “El hotel de los secretas”, in 2016, a Mexican telenovela produced by his uncle, Roberto Gómez Fernández, for the network Televisa in 2016.

“Te acuerdas de me” will premiere on Monday, January 18 on El Canal de las Estrellas, at 9:30 p.m., and will also feature stars such as Guillermo García Cantú, Rebecca Jones, and surprising debuts, such as Nina Rubin’s, daughter of the famous host Andrea Legarreta.


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