Orange, Calif., Aug 23, 2021 / 14:00 pm
Eduardo Verastegui, the producer and star of the film “Bella,” on Saturday recalled a moment where he realized his movie helped save a life.
Verastegui addressed the Aug. 21 gala of the pro-life group Live Action, held in Dana Point, California. He received a “Life Award” from the group for his pro-life work in the entertainment industry.
An actor and former soap opera star who hails from Mexico, Verastegui said he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 28; he had been working in the entertainment industry for 10 years at that time.
With the help of a friend, he started the production company Metanoia Films in 2004, stating his goal “of making movies that will not only entertain, but hopefully do make a difference in peoples’ lives.” He starred in and produced the 2006 film “Bella,” which in part tells the story of a woman who is considering having an abortion, but instead carries the baby to term.