The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán had a crush on Latina soap opera actress Katie del Castillo. They started to exchange texts, which is almost incredible considering he was one of the most wanted men in the world. Some of them were “a little seductive” as ABC News reporter Diane Sawyer suggests during her interview with del Castillo. Del Castillo disagrees, “When your life is at risk, I don’t think so.”
During Sawyer’s exclusive interview, del Castillo will discuss from her point-of-view, what happened after Guzman escaped from jail (July 2015), how she became a citizen of the United States (September), and how she then brokered an interview for American actor Sean Penn with Guzman for Rolling Stone magazine. The Sawyer interview takes place in del Castillo’s sprawling Los Angeles home. The Mexican Attorney General has a “detain and interrogate” order if she sets foots on Mexican soil. The interview will air on ABC 20/20 on March 18 at 10pm.