'Queen of the South's Alice Braga says season 4 will be a 'new beginning' as Teresa takes charge of a dangerous empire

'Queen of the South's Alice Braga says season 4 will be a 'new beginning' as Teresa takes charge of a dangerous empire

The fourth season of 'Queen of the South', which premieres on June 6, will see queen pin Teresa Mendoza begin her reign in New Orleans. The series which started airing in June 2016 follows the life of Teresa, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. The new season will see her build an empire on the East Coast, extend her family and gain a few new enemies.

The USA Network original drama series stars 'I am Legend's Alice Braga as Teresa. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), the Brazilian-born actress said that the fourth season will be a really interesting one since it will be the first time that we'll see Teresa in "a new beginning, (facing challenges) as to how to become the boss and how to keep moving forward and more than anything, to stay safe and to be strong."

Alice Braga as Teresa in 'Queen of the South' (Source: Twitter)

"I think that's the main thing about this season, (it's about) how to keep the ball rolling and being in charge of it. A new challenge and a new city for Teresa; it's exciting!" she added. "It's a new moment for Teresa as a woman -- more mature, more at risk. The more power you have, the more people want to kill you."

The show is based on the bestselling novel named 'La Reina Del Sur', written by internationally-acclaimed Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte. Commenting on how the show has drawn from the novel, Braga said that the show is "really different" from the book. "The characters, the journey -- it's a lot different." She added that she loves the book -- this being one of the main reasons for her picking up the role -- and that she would recommend everyone to read it.


"I grew up with Teresa in the last four years that I have been playing her," said Braga. "She's a character who's so pragmatic and strong, always up for a fight and keeps going. Even though she has a hard life, she never victimizes herself or feels sorry for herself. I think that's very honorable and inspiring," added the 36-year-old actor, and said that she definitely did learn a lot from Teresa. 

Created by MA Fortin and Joshua John Miller, 'Queen of the South' also stars Veronica Falcón as Camila Vargas, Peter Gadiot as James, and Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez.

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