Scene 2 Seen Podcast: Mayan Lopez Of ‘Lopez Vs. Lopez’ Talks Navigating Fame And Advocacy In Hollywood

Hello, and welcome to the Scene 2 Seen Podcast!

I am Valerie Complex, an associate editor and film writer at Deadline. Today I’m chatting with Mayan Lopez, co-creator, writer, co-executive producer and star of the NBC comedy Lopez vs. Lopez. The series starring Mayan, George Lopez and Selenis Leyva returns for its second season April 2.

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Mayan plays a fictional version of herself, a modern Gen Z daughter working to rebuild her dysfunctional relationship with her old-school Latino father. She conceptualized the series from her TikTok content, which she used as a creative outlet during the pandemic.

Lopez made her television debut in Season 6 of The George Lopez Show, later participating in the conservatory program at Second City and the Columbia College Comedy Writing and Performance Program in Chicago. Her credits have since included Handsome: A Netflix Murder Mystery, Other People, Jersey and Mr. Troop Mom.

She is also an ambassador for the National Alliance of Mental Illness and continues to support the LGBTQ+ community; this spring, she will appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

In this episode of the podcast, Lopez and I discuss growing up with a famous parent, how to turn family dynamics into comedy, and advocating for mental health resources.

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