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'Prayers for the Stolen': 5 things you didn't know about Mayra Batalla

Curious to know more about the actors starring in 'Prayers for the Stolen'? Continue reading to find out!
UPDATED NOV 16, 2021
Mayra Batalla stars in 'Prayers for the Stolen' (Instagram/@mayrabatalla)
Mayra Batalla stars in 'Prayers for the Stolen' (Instagram/@mayrabatalla)

'Prayers for the Stolen' tells the dark and compelling tale of adolescent girls growing up against the backdrop of drug trade and human trafficking. Based on Jennifer Clement's 2014 work by the same name, the story follows the lives of young girls who are made to look like boys by their mothers to escape a life of being trafficked and abused in the process. With a life spent in hiding, these girls grow up without ever knowing freedom, yet they long for it.

As per the logline of the movie — "In a mountain town in Mexico, three young girls take over the houses of those who have fled, dress up as women when no one is watching, and have a hiding place". If you're looking for other Netflix movies to check out, you might want to consider 'Passing', 'Cadaver', 'Grudge' and 'Mank'.


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Mayra Batalla

Mayra Batalla is an actress, a writer and a producer. She is known for her works such as 'La reina de la naranja', 'Rex', 'Here on Earth', 'Leitmotiv', 'Cindy La Regia', 'Tijuana', 'La Bandida', 'Selena's Secret', 'Rosario Tijeras', 'Luis Miguel: The Series', 'Bajo tu Influencia', 'Don't Blame the Kid', 'Crónica de Castas', 'Kipatla', 'Get Married If You Can', 'Qué le dijiste a Dios?', 'The Empty Hours', 'Amar no es querer' and 'Used Parts' among others. In 'Prayers for the Stolen', she plays the role of Rita. 

Batalla is also a writer, having written 'La reina de la naranja', a short film starring herself that was released in 2020. Batalla is active on social media and has a following of 1,578  followers on Instagram. In 2020, she was nominated for a Crystal Screen award for Best Actress - Short Film for her role in 'Leitmotiv'. She also served as the executive producer for 'La reina de la naranja'.


Norma Pablo

Norma Pablo is an actress. Her works include 'Cosas imposibles', 'The Mosquito Coast', 'Laif', 'Asphalt Goddess', 'Médicos, línea de vida', 'Workforce', 'Sitiados: México', 'Narcos: Mexico', 'Tattoo of Revenge', 'Falco', 'Yo soy Pepito' and 'Here on Earth'. In 'Prayers for the Stolen', she plays the role of Luz.


Olivia Lagunas

Olivia Lagunas is an actress. Her works include 'Monarca', 'The House of Flowers', 'La Reina Soy Yo', You mean... us', 'Un mundo secreto' and 'Sugar Cubes'. In 'Prayers for the Stolen', she plays the role of Zulma. 

'Prayers for the Stolen' premieres on Netflix on November 17, 2021