Mayan Lopez, dad George fix ties through TV roles

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

Maya Lopez's co-star in her new NBC sitcom "Lopez vs. Lopez" is her real-life father, George Lopez.

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The two play a father and daughter who are mending their relationship after years of not being together.

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As is Lopez's manner, art imitates life: George's previous TV roles in "The George Lopez Show" and "Lopez" were also based on his real life.

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After her parents divorced in 2012, Mayan Lopez says she felt resentment toward her father and didn't have much contact until they were reunited during the pandemic.

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"Two years ago my dad and I weren't really talking, but family became something that was really important when the whole world was in flames."

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Mayan López believed that her father's communication style was influenced by her being abandoned by her own parents and raised by her maternal grandmother, with whom she did not get along.

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"He didn't always know how to relate to me. I have that (attitude) now," she said.

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"Lopez vs. Lopez" originated when TV producer Debbie Wolfe stumbled upon Maya's TikTok account.

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Wolfe looked at it, as well as Maya's other material, including videos with her father and even posts of both her parents, as if they were still married, and thought: "This one It's a show."

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The opportunity was a dream come true for Mayan Lopez, who studied and trained in sketch comedy and improv at Second City. She also respects her father's talent and showbiz experience.

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