Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions

By Sierra Marquina

Mexican soap star Eiza González stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk moving to the States and her current role as Santonico in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

The former Amores Verdaderos star reveals she started acting when she was 15-years-old and always dreamed of moving to Los Angeles.

“I decided I wanted something else. I felt something was missing … so eventually I packed my bags and moved to the States … not knowing leaving my comfort zone in Mexico and leaving everything I really had … but I started knocking on doors and trying to do auditions, and here I am.”

And luck was in her favor! Soon after, the 24-year-old landed a role in El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Eiza explains that moving to Los Angeles “was like the story of Red Riding Hood and the Big Wolf. You see Hollywood as a big wolf,” but she adds that she was “conscious of the reality” of leaving home for her dreams.

Now that her dreams have come true, she’s found herself in some interesting situations – particularly with snakes! In fact, she recently had to co-star with a bunch of the slithery reptiles on From Dusk to Dawn.

“It was really hard,” Eiza explains. “It was my first scene when I got to Austin and I wasn’t that afraid of snakes … the one that goes in my mouth is CGI, but all the other ones [are real].”

As for what’s next, Eiza’s luck continues as she’s landed a movie role. “Right now, we just wrapped up Season 1 [of From Dusk to Dawn] … and in between I have some projects. I got a movie I have to shoot called All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen … I loved it. It was a very original script, so I’ll probably move to Atlanta to start shooting that movie soon.”

Check out the video above to hear more from Eiza!

Catch From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on El Rey Network. Click here for your local channel listings.