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This Actor May Not Be at the Academy Awards Due to His Visa Struggles

Jorge Antonio Guerrero stars in the highly nominated 'Roma' — but he may go missing from Hollywood on February 24

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One of the main cast members of the new Netflix film “Roma” may not be able to support the movie in person at the Academy Awards on February 24.

Actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero (pictured above) reportedly has been trying to get a visa in order to attend the Oscars.

However, despite having the support of streaming giant Netflix, Guerrero has been denied a visa three times, according to Variety.

“I brought a letter that they didn’t want to read,” Guerrero told the magazine Quien about his attempts to get a visa.

The “letter” he refers to is the one from producers inviting him to the Golden Globes.

“On my second try, they said that I was going to work, and I answered no, that I was going as a guest. And that last try was a little memorable, because it seemed like there was anger on the part of the woman who interviewed me,” the actor continued.

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The State Department told Fox News it cannot comment on the matter due to complications stemming from the recent partial government shutdown.

In an interview with the Mexican publication El Universal, Guerrero said he is not too troubled by his challenges in getting a visa to the United States.

“I have not felt at any moment offended, angry, or victimized,” the actor said. “Nobody has done anything to me, that’s very clear. How many other people does that happen to? How many people have to risk their life to go to the United States, not to be invited to a red carpet, but in order to work?”

“Roma” is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, but none of them are for Guerrero.

The film’s nominations include Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira are also nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

“Roma” provides a look at a year in the life of a family’s maid in Mexico City in the 1970s.

For more on “Roma,” check out the video below:

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