Star Stéphanie Nogueras represents the deaf community on television
Stephanie Nogueras is To kill him in the original Peacock comedy starring Craig Robinson. This hilarious new series shines a light on today’s culture’s madness to get rich or die.
The show follows Craig Foster, a former bank security guard living in Miami who turned into a state-sponsored python hunter. He struggles to make ends meet as he and his ex-wife, Camille (Stephanie Nogueras), co-parent their pre-teen daughter, Vanessa.
“I saw the snakes, but that was it,” says the Puerto Rican actress Refinery 29 Somos. “So, I’m grateful for that.”
According to the publication, Nogueras explained that his character is sweet and has “a ton of patience”; hence, she gives her ex-husband chances to pull himself together. “And for me, daughter, I’m done.” I can’t stand this,” says Nogueras. “No, I say what I think. I want clarification right away. I am very direct, very daring. I try to push people to do better. But Camille is very sweet. She’s very easy with Craig. And if it was me in real life, I couldn’t do this.
Although To kill him focuses on hunting snakes, there’s so much more. “There is a deeper story about relationships: the relationship with Craig and his family, relationships between friends as well as money, how we can succeed and fight for that American dream,” shares Nogueras. “The writers are brilliant, just completely brilliant.”
Stephanie Nogueras, who like her character is deaf in real life, stressed the importance of deaf representation within brown and black communities. The 32-year-old New Jersey native said being among the few Latinx Deaf people on screen has a big impact.
“My hope is in the future; we’ll see more color deaf actors on screen, showing more diversity.
“Counselling and mentoring are things that I also appreciate,” Nogueras said, as the outlet reported. “My hope is in the future; we’ll see more color deaf actors on screen, showing more diversity, as well as deaf actors with additional disabilities. Just to have a more positive light within the community displayed on screen.
Nogueras also described Coda‘s Best Picture Award at the 2022 Oscars as a historic moment. “The deaf community, we’ve known codas all our lives,” Nogueras says. “I have coda friends. I have coda members in my family. But seeing the impact and the emotional perspective that audiences got from the movie is really awesome. It seems like the rest of the world is catching up to where we are and the experiences we already have.