Are you ready for Griselda?
Hosted by multimedia mogul Mona Scott-Young, the intimate affair brought out Eva Marcille, Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, Kirk and Rasheeda Frost, Tameka Foster, Streetz 94.5 syndicated morning show co-host Ms. Shyneka, our very own Managing Editor Dani Canada, and more.
“I think watching this series, you will see we are all pushing our own kind of product…but what she [Griselda] also had was determination and passion and commitment to what it was she was doing,” said Young while introducing the first episode.
“And she did it against all odds. And she did it in a world that was dominated by men.”
Following the screening, guests enjoyed a private reception with flowing themed cocktails, delicious eats, and lavish vibes at Rumi’s Kitchen in midtown.
Griselda is inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco who created one of the most profitable cartels in history.
In late ’80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family leading her to become widely known as “the Godmother.”
Check out the trailer below:
Starring and executive produced by an unrecognizable Sofia Vergara, Griselda is created by Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman alongside Narcos director Andrés Baiz who directs all six episodes.
The series also stars Alberto Guerra, Christian Tappan, Martín Rodríguez, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Vanessa Ferlito, and Karol G making her on screen debut.
Griselda premieres Jan. 25 on Netflix but, until then, you can witness Vergara’s incredible transformation into Griselda Blanco in the featurette below:
“I had an incredible hair and makeup design team that did an amazing job creating this character who was in the world of Miami in the ‘70s and ‘80s,” she said.
“Getting the look correct was very important to me because I needed to disappear. I wanted no one to think of me or my last role as Gloria Pritchett. I wanted to get inside Griselda’s head and really understand her mentality, where she was coming from.”
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