The actress said writing Tuya, a work about domestic violence, was therapeutic
Kate del Castillo

With the launch of her new book Tuya (Yours) on Sunday, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo can now add “published author” to her list of accomplishments.

The writer, 34, premiered her latest project, which deals with issues related to domestic violence, at the International Book Fair (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she took some time to talk with the press. “I can help a lot of people…[The book] could be very useful for a lot of women out there and for many men,” she said.

The book has its roots in a movie script the actress had been working on for some time. When the opportunity to publish came about, the actress kicked off her career in a profession she says she respects very much.

Although del Castillo claims she doesn't feel like a writer, she shared that the act of writing is therapeutic for her. “I wanted to get rid of a lot of things, perform an exorcism on myself in a way and get rid of demons, because I don't meditate, and I don't go to therapy, and this is my way of coping.”