Get ready for more JLaw on the big screen! The Oscar winner is taking on the role of Marita Lorenz, a former lover of Fidel Castro, in an all-new movie. Here’s 5 things you need to know about Marita!
Could another Oscar be in Jennifer Lawrence’s future? The 25-year-old is set to star in the new biopic about Marita Lorenz. So, who is Marita? We’ve rounded up 5 key things you need to know about JLaw’s new role.
1. She was once Fidel Castro’s lover and was involved in a crazy CIA plot.
She had an affair with Fidel in 1959 at the age of 19, according to our sister site Variety. Marita later fled Cuba and joined a group of anti-communists. Marita was approached by the CIA and asked to help carry out an assassination plot against Fidel.
2. She got pregnant with Fidel Castro’s baby.
Marita became pregnant with Fidel’s child during their affair. The pregnancy was later terminated, according to Refinery 29.
3. She claims she was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Now this is crazy. Marita claims that she witnessed a conspiracy between the CIA, Cuban operatives and Lee Harvey Oswald to murder President John F. Kennedy. She later testified before Congress in the JFK investigations.
4. She was incarcerated in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Marita was born in Germany in 1939. She was incarcerated at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II.
5. She worked for the FBI after leaving Cuba.
Marita continued working for the U.S. government after her whirlwind time in Cuba. She spied on diplomats living in New York in the 1970s. What a life!
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