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Telenovela's Jencarlos Canela Dishes What It's Like Working With Eva Longoria

What would he change about her?

Malcolm Venable

We've all seen Eva Longoria embrace her inner slapstick heroine as the hilarious Ana Sofia Calderon on Telenovela. Through the course of the season, Longoria has been a catty, romantically-challenged, wardrobe malfunctioning, clumsy hot mess -- demonstrating a willingness to make a complete fool of herself in the name of comedy.

Telenovela finds Eva Longoria fearlessly diving into funny

But Longoria, who cast members say is like a super-sweet matriarch to the cast and crew, is also running the show. As an executive producer, Longoria has a well-manicured hand in nearly every facet of the show's operations, from casting to scripts to wardrobe and even the off-screen romantic choices of her peeps. So don't get it twisted: behind that gorgeous face and the goofball antics she delivers on-screen Longoria is a lioness, and a little bit of a control freak.

Here, her co-star Jencarlos Canela, who plays Ana Sofia's ex-husband, co-star and kinda-secret crush, explains what it's like working with the fierce actress and why he wouldn't change her one bit.

Telenovela airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.