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Carlos Ferro: Latino Actor and Role Model (GameStooge.com interview)

GameStooge.com has an interview with one of the rising stars in video gaming, Carlos Ferro, best known for his role as Dominic Santiago in the Gears of War games. The Latin/Italian actor talks about the video game industry, his struggles as a Hispanic actor, and the famous "Finding Maria" scene in Gears of War 2, as well as his future projects.

Excerpt: "Ferro isn't about to allow his sudden fame to go to waste, too. Wanting to give Hispanic teens more role models, he and Ortega are developing a new intellecutal property: an as-of-yet-unnamed comic book title starring a Hispanic superhero who will be a three-dimensional person, rather than a superpowered Latin stereotype often seen in the past, such as the old Marvel Comics character Tarantula. Part of the motivation was a complete lack of Hispanic characters at all in the comics of Ferro's youth. So desperate was Carlos for a Latino hero that, "If there was black hair, must be Latin. Hey, Pinocchio must be Latin - he has black hair!" He intends to make sure that his fans never have a lack of heroes they can identify with."

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