ABC's 20/20: Actress speaks on El Chapo meeting

Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 18:33:05-04

The woman who had a secret meeting with known drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman while he was on the run is talking to ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer about her experiences.

In her first sit-down TV interview, actress Kate del Castillo will discuss what happened in her meeting with El Chapo and the danger surrounding the takedown of one of the most wanted men in the world.

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Guzman, known as the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was captured on Jan. 8 after a nearly six-month manhunt following his escape last July from a maximum security prison through a tunnel built under his cell. It was his second such escape from a penitentiary.

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In an article published in a Mexican newsmagazine, Castillo said she only met with Guzman for a project to document his life in a movie.

Sawyer's interview with Castillo will air on ABC's "20/20" on Friday, March 18, at 10 p.m. on ABC 10. The interview will be followed by 10News at 11 p.m.