‘Roma’ Actor Finally Gets US Visa in Time for the Oscars

‘Roma’ Actor Finally Gets US Visa in Time for the Oscars

News Staff

Mexican actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero, who played Fermín in Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-nominated “Roma,” will finally be able to join the film’s cast and crew at the award ceremony of a lifetime.

Guerrero had applied three times for a visa to enter the United States and was denied each time. But with a little help from Netflix, the actor was able to finally get the visa he needed.

Netflix, which distributed “Roma,” worked with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on behalf of the actor to secure him a non-immigrant visa. In addition to the visa, Guerrero also obtained his ticket to attend the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Due to the previous visa problems, Guerrero had already missed gala screenings of the film and the Golden Globes — at which “Roma” won best director and best foreign film.

The Cuarón-directed film is expected to win big at the Oscars since it landed 10 nominations, including best picture and best director.