Colombian actress Carmen Villalobos, star of the telenovela "Ojo por Ojo" (Eye for an Eye), describes herself as "very persistent and demanding," vital elements in her career that have won her stellar roles like her part in "Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso" ("Without Breasts, There Is No Paradise").

"I'm very demanding, very much the perfectionist in my work. I have a saying: if you're going to do something, do it well. I think that's important," said Villalobos, who portrays Nadia Monsalve in "Ojo por Ojo," based on Laura Restrepo's novel "Leopardo al Sol" (Leopard in the Sun), which began broadcasting in May.

"I hate it when actors arrive on the set to start shooting and they haven't learned their part," the 28-year-old actress, who stars in the series together with Gaby Espino, Miguel Varoni and Gregorio Pernia, told Efe.

"Ojo por ojo", produced by Telemundo, tells the story of two rival families, the Barragans and the Monsalves, whose mutual antagonism unleashes an uncontrollable cycle of death.

The feud erupts when two cousins make a bet about which of them will win the love of a woman, and then one of them dies - an event that ignites a war between the two clans.

"It's a beautiful love story, like Romeo and Juliet, in the midst of a feud between two families out to kill each other," the Colombian said. EFE