AP Entertainment

Los Angeles, 15 July 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (English) William Levy/Actor - on being labeled 'sexy':

"It's getting old. I'm getting old too (Laughs). That 'Latin Brad Pitt' is getting too old. I'm getting too old. I don't know, it's like I'm a kind of person that grew up in a place where I never had anything. So I see life in a different way than just being cute or being good-looking. I know for a fact, because I grew up that way, that that doesn't do anything good for you. That that doesn't - It might open a door for you. It's like, when you see a good-looking girl, it might make you want to go up to her, but what makes you stay next to her is the way she is, it's not the way she looks. So I always try to be a better person. I think that's what makes you go far in life. So, when they say that, instead of it making me feel good, it gives me more responsibility of showing people that I'm not a good looking guy, the way that they see me. That I am talented - I have to prove more, all the time. So it's not really good. I'm telling you. Because people, a lot of times when you have, when you're doing good things it comes with a lot of (envidia) jealousy, people hate you too. So they always try say the bad things about you. 'Oh, he's just a good looking guy.' So it's always double, you have to work double to show people that you're not a good looking guy, that you don't care about that. That that doesn't mean anything for you and it shouldn't mean anything else to anybody else. You should worry about being talented, you should worry about getting better as a person, as an actor, as whatever you're doing, as a doctor. Whatever you're doing in life, that's what matters. It's not about being good-looking. That could be very bad if you let that get in your head. It could be very, very bad.

TV CLIP

Univision

2. Full TV Trailer: "La Tempestad" (video is mute from source)

LATIN HEARTHROB WILLIAM LEVY IS TIRED OF BEING LABELED 'SEXY'

Cuban actor William Levy is often times described in one basic word - "sexy."

For years, he has also been labeled as the 'Latin Brad Pitt.' Both titles or descriptions that make him uncomfortable.

"It's getting old. I'm getting old too (Laughs). That 'Latin Brad Pitt' is getting too old. I'm getting too old. I don't know, it's like I'm a kind of person that grew up in a place where I never had anything. So I see life in a different way than just being cute or being good-looking. I know for a fact, because I grew up that way, that that doesn't do anything good for you."

Levy was raised in Cuba, before moving to Miami to pursue acting.

Levy has been in several soap operas in Spanish and is now hoping to crossover to the American market after participating in "Dancing With the Stars." While he admits having good looks can sometimes open a few doors for you, it can also be a curse.

"When they say that, instead of it making me feel good, it gives me more responsibility of showing people that I'm not a good looking guy, the way that they see me. That I am talented - I have to prove more, all the time. So it's not really good. I'm telling you. Because people, a lot of times when you have, when you're doing good things it comes with a lot of (envidia) jealousy, people hate you too. So they always try say the bad things about you. 'Oh, he's just a good looking guy.' So it's always double, you have to work double to show people that you're not a good looking guy, that you don't care about that."

"You should worry about being talented, you should worry about getting better as a person, as an actor, as whatever you're doing, as a doctor. Whatever you're doing in life, that's what matters. It's not about being good-looking. That could be very bad if you let that get in your head. It could be very, very bad."

William Levy is starring in a new Univision soap opera titled, "La Tempestad."

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