Each of the actresses who portrayed Santana Andrade on our beloved "Santa Barbara" were just a little different. While we must admit that we've always been partial to the original, Ava Lazar, in Gina Gallego's take we saw quite a lot of spunk, and some lovable insecurity. What's Gallego up to right now? Several projects, actually, two of which we mentioned on this blog a year ago ...
"Periphery," which is in postproduction, is a drama written and directed by Phoenix filmmaker Duane Allen Humeyestewa. Gallego portrays Carmelita in the movie.
"Murder World" (renamed from "Pearblossom") is written and directed by Ron Carlson and scheduled for release next year. The plotline from the IMDb: "New Year's Eve, 1968: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounters the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year's Day as reborn creatures."
"Duress" is listed as filming in L.A. right now. Gallego plays the character Rosa. The plotline from the IMDb: "Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and plagued by his involvement in the city's recent murders. As Abner's new found protégé, Richard is forced to adopt the mind of his sociopathic mentor in order to protect the one he loves. Richard must decide if he's willing to kill in order to keep his daughter alive."