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Kate del Castillo Says 'El Chapo' Wasn't Being Romantic in First TV Interview

The actress still intends to complete the movie project she discussed with his lawyers

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    Kate del Castillo in 2015 in Miami, Florida, left, and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in 1993, right.

    Mexican actress Kate del Castillo will sit down in her first televised interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer since Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured in January. The interview will air on 20/20 on Friday, NBC News reported.

    Del Castillo was contacted by Guzman’s lawyers before the drug lord escaped from prison, saying he wanted to give her the rights to his life to make a movie. The two exchanged messages before that meeting, which have been leaked. The actress insists they have been taken out of context, saying she never intended to flirt with Guzman.

    She and actor Sean Penn met with Guzman in secret in October while the drug lord was still a wanted man. She wanted to make a movie about Guzman’s life, but Penn would later write an article about the meeting for Rolling Stone.

    Del Castillo told the New Yorker she still intends on completing the project based on Guzman’s life story.