Itati Cantoral Treated Wedding Guests to a Mini ‘Maria la del Barrio’ Performance

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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If you saw iconic novela actress Itati Cantoral out in the wild, you might be tempted to shout “maldita Lisiada” at her. One hero went one step further and asked the actress to recite a line from Maria la del Barrio.

Back in the mid-90s, Itati gave the performance of a lifetime when she embodied Soraya, the murder-y and conniving woman who constantly stood in the way of María and Luis Fernando’s happiness in Maria la del Barrio. In the social media era, her over-the-top moments have become perfect GIF reactions. That’s why this recent video of Itati’s impromptu performance at a wedding has gone viral.

Itati, who wore a sparkly dress and held a drink in one hand, complied with the request and said, “¿Qué haces besando a la Lisiada?” A woman stood in front of Itati and filmed her all while she mouthed the words. Check out the video below and enjoy this special moment.