Two Cuban actors who disappeared while en route to New York to promote their movie about three teens attempting to escape Cuba have emerged from hiding, saying they plan to seek asylum in the US, Fox News reports.
Cast members Dariel Arrechada, Anailin de la Rua de la Torre and Javier Nunez Florian were flown to Miami on April 18 on their way to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival.
But the latter pair, both 20, vanished shortly after the plane touched down in Miami, fleeing to Torre’s uncle’s house in Miami, AFP reported.
“In Cuba we were talking about it, to stay,” Nunez Florian told the Miami-based Spanish-language channel America TeVe in an interview that aired late Friday, appearing alongside Torre.
Staying in America had been a “dream” of theirs, Nunez Florian added.
Immigration attorney Wilfredo Allen said the pair would apply for asylum in the United States.
The third Cuban actor, Arrechada, earlier told The Huffington Post he had no plans to remain in the US and would return home.
The 20-year-old had traveled on to New York to promote his movie “Una Noche” which won multiple top awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday evening.
Lucy Mulloy, the film’s New York-based director, was awarded the prize for Best New Narrative Director, while Arrechada and Nunez Florian shared honors for Best Actor. The movie also took the Best Cinematography gong.
“I’m happy for me, I’m happy for them,” Arrechada told AFP after getting his Best Actor award.
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