When horror and television come together it’s usually a momentous occasion especially with Latin Goddess Liana Mendoza being delectably craveworthy. She’s currently has a recurring role on “American Horror Story: Hotel” and it’s an opportune time to dote on her as she can be seen in this week’s episode ‘The Ten Commandments Killer’ as well as ‘She Wants Revenge’ the following week. Many will love how she’s more than just a sensual being with her penchant for playing unconventional characters, she’s a perfect fit for an off-the-wall franchise such as “American Horror Story”.
Yet again, I’m blessed to be able to interview a blossoming talent such as Liana so read on:
1. Could you tell us more about your character on “American Horror Story” and what has been the experience like working on such a compelling TV franchise?
My CHARACTER IS A TOUGH COP AND WORKS OPPOSITE WES BENTLEY TO HELP UNCOVER THE CRIME TAKING PLACE IN HOTEL CORTEZ. WORKING ON THIS COMPELLING AND MUTLI EMMY AWARD WINNING TV FRANCHISE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE COMPLETELY AND ENTIRELY IN EVERY WAY SHAPE AND FORM. NOT ONLY IS IN AN HONOR BUT AN ABSOLUTE PRIV TO BE WELCOMED INTO THE FX FAMILY. RYAN MURPHY IS GENIUS AND WELL, HE CAST ME SO THAT HELPS ME THINK HE’S GENIUS HAHA I KID. BUT NOT REALLY #SORRYNOTSORRY
2. Have you ever encountered any real life horror stories and what actually is your biggest fear?
I ACTUALLY HAVE ENCOUNTERED SOME REAL LIFE HORROR STORIES! DOES THIS INCLUDE MY PAST? HAHA #NOTKIDDING BUT SERIOUSLY. I THINK I SPOKE ABOUT THIS ON THE RED CARPET WHEN I DID “A HAUNTED HOUSE” WITH MARLON WAYANS. MY UNCLE CAME TO ME ONE NIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND SAT AT THE EDGE OF MY BED. I HAD NO IDEA HOW HE GOT IN OR ANYTHING AND SO I ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS THERE. HE SAID “I JUST WANTED TO SAY GOODBYE AND I LOVE YOU” I WAS CONFUSED BUT GAVE HIM A HUG AND FELL BACK ASLEEP. 3 DAYS LATER, I FOUND OUT HE PASSED THAT NIGHT.
3. Latin talents have accomplished great things in all forms of media. As an entertainer, why do you think actresses such as yourself are garnering such massive appeal globally and what do you hope to accomplish as an entertainer?
Latin TALENT ACTUALLY NOT ONLY HAS ACCOMPLISHED GREAT THINGS BUT IT ALSO RUNS IN MY FAMILY. MY TIO VICENTE FERNANDEZ AND COUSIN ARE KNOWN AS “THE KING OF RANCHERA MUSIC” SO I GUESS THAT MAKES ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ “THE PRINCE” LOL. I THINK I AM GARNERING THE ATTENTION THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE UNDERNEATH IT ALL TO BE HONEST. I’D GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND GET STARED AT OR TOLD GOOD MORNING. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN I WOULD BE A BIG CONDUIT FOR SHOWING LOVE TO PEOPLE. THE LATIN CULTURE IS A VERY WARM ONE SO I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH MORE OF A SENSE OF TOGETHERNESS WITH MY PLATFORM OF BEING AN ACTRESS. AFTER ALL, WE ARE ALL ON ONE EARTH. LET’S SMILE AND LAUGH TOGETHER, YA KNOW? :)
4. As an actress, which are the genres you gravitate towards and why?
Well, I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE ME IN DRAMATIC AND ACTION PIECES WHICH I THOROUGHLY ENJOY BUT AS A PERSON I AM SUPER GOOFY ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW ME, SO I AM HOPING AS ALL MY FANS GET TO KNOW ME BETTER THEY WILL ALSO LOVE MY GOOFY AND SILLY, CRAZY SIDE TOO.
5. Give us a tease of your role in Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” and any upcoming projects that would be of much interest for audiences.
AAAAAHHH, HOW TO TEASE YOU AND PLEASE YOU WITHOUT BREAKING MY BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 2 CONTRACT RULES. HAHA I’LL TELL YOU THIS…MUCH LIKE AMERICAN HORROR STORY AND THE NEW TV COMEDY “BASKETS” WITH ZACH GALIFINAKIS I AM ALSO NEARLY UNRECOGNIZABLE BECAUSE I LIKE TO REALLY SINK INTO MY CHARACTERS WHEN I PLAY THEM WHICH MEANS I DO MY BEST TO DISAPPEAR INTO THIS OTHER PERSONA AND IT’S NOT THE “SEXY QUALITY” I FEEL MY FANS FEEL THAT MY NORMAL DAILY LIFE OFFERS. IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING TO GET THE REACTIONS FROM MY FANS. SOME OF THEM KEEP SAYING “I AM LOOKING FOR YOU” AND CLAIM THEY DONT KNOW WHICH ONE IS ME SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. MAKES ME FEEL I DID MY JOB BECAUSE “LIANA MENDOZA” DISAPPEARED AND INSTEAD THIS REAL LIFE LIVING BREATHING PERSON AND CHARACTER CAME TO LIFE ON THE SCREEN. I ALSO IN CLOSING WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING ME THE MOST POPULAR ACTRESS THESE DAYS. I TRULY DO APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO WRITE ME OR REQUEST AN AUTOGRAPH PLEASE WRITE TO MY FAN CLUB: LIANAMENDOZAFANS@GMAIL.COM