Rogelio: It's just, yes, River clearly deserves to get paid what she's getting, but so do I. This is my project. I fought four years to get it made. It's my telenovela, my culture, my story I'm bringing to the screen. Yet somehow, with all of that, I'm only worth half as much as her. It's not right. Xo: You're right, it's not. Rogelio: I did some research, and pay parity affects people of color too. So this, plus everything that's going on in this country ... it's always been my dream to be famous in America, but I'm starting to wonder why am I so desperate for validation from a country doesn't seem to value or accept me.