San Jose – Blogger Perez Hilton gets his first acting role in Spanish in the telenovela "Popland," playing the part of a "paparazzo's guru" who give needed advice to the show's leading character, MTV said Monday.
"Popland" follows the career of Carla (played by Sara Cobo), who goes from village life to become the star paparazzo in a world of celebrities, parties, and a love story that changes her life forever.
"I'm thrilled to bring some extra spice to Tr3s' already caliente (hot) new soap 'Popland!' This extra special cameo is in Spanish and I'm thrilled to show people this other side of me!" said Perez, whose debut is scheduled for the Jan. 19 episode on MTV Tr3s.
The Cuban-American blogger will give the amateur paparazzo and gossip columnist Carla a shot of confidence while teaching her to "take risks but speak the truth," according to a network communique.
Mario Lavandeira - Hilton's real name - studied drama at college and has acted in series including "The Sopranos" and has played himself in reality shows like "Double Exposure" and "Holly's World" and in the series "Family Guy," among others.
"Popland" was created for MTV Latin America by Argentine writers Marcelo Camaño and Claudia Bono.