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From McAllen Excessive to CSI: Vegas, South Texas actress makes her option to CBS – Brownsville Herald


Ariana Guerra is a 2012 graduate of McAllen Excessive Faculty and performs Detective Serena Chavez in CSI: Vegas. (Courtesy Picture)

CSI: Vegas is about to premier Thursday, and Rio Grande Valley followers of the favored crime drama might acknowledge one of many present’s regulars.

Ariana Guerra, a 2012 graduate of McAllen Excessive Faculty, is about to look on the present as Detective Serena Chavez.

Guerra spoke to The Monitor on Wednesday whereas on set. She was on break in between capturing scenes and dealing on memorizing her traces.

“It’s basically a bunch of actually clever investigators who’re attempting to unravel crimes,” Guerra defined. “I’m truly not a CSI. I play a detective who’s initially from Miami. My dad and mom had been cops. The backstory behind it hasn’t actually been revealed, however I’m a detective in Vegas and I work alongside the CSI group.”

With so many spin-offs primarily based off of the unique CSI tv program, CSI: Vegas is the present’s first sequel with many forged members from the unique program reprising their roles.

The present is coming into its second season, and Guerra is becoming a member of the star studded forged with a model new character to the present.

“It’s an unimaginable privilege, and I really feel tremendous fortunate as a result of the forged and the crew are distinctive,” Guerra stated. “Everyone seems to be simply so pretty. That is the second season, so they’d a complete season the place my character wasn’t within the present. They sort of simply welcomed me in, and I’ve been in a position to simply play and discover and work out the place Detective Chavez falls on this world of CSI, which has been round for 20 years.”

Guerra stated that the manufacturing of the present is a large endeavor, describing the set as all the things that one would anticipate from a broadly fashionable tv program.

“It takes a village,” Guerra stated. “You are feeling such as you’re in your personal little world virtually of simply film making and film magic. It’s simply actually enjoyable. Particularly as a result of we’re from the Valley. Anytime that you just see one thing that you just noticed on a movie or on TV, you simply assumed that it’s imaginative. However to be in that area for actual as a job and get pid for it, it’s overwhelming. It’s so unimaginable.”

She stated that she hopes that viewers benefit from the present and are in a position to join together with her character.

“For some individuals, it’s a option to escape,” Guerra stated. “How we select to interpret the artwork will not be my concern, however moderately seeing somebody from the Valley who really doesn’t have that a lot expertise and doesn’t come from cash, who didn’t have any connections, who needed to work a bunch of jobs and attempt to determine it out independently, even be impressed to pursue a few of these tougher artistic careers as a result of I do know that we’ve got the expertise. There’s people who have the drive. It’s simply the concern of not figuring out or not being seen, or not seeing another person do it that retains individuals from attempting to pursue their actual goals.”

“I’m an instance of somebody who didn’t take no for a solution,” she continued. “I used to be in a position to fall into an incredible alternative just like the one which I’ve and hopefully have a profession that’s lengthy lasting.”

CSI: Vegas will premier Thursday at 9 p.m. on CBS.


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