MUST-SEE: Geraldo Interviews the Actress for Whom El Chapo Risked It All
Don't miss the weekend "Fox News Reporting" special.
How was one of the world's most-wanted fugitives taken down?
This Saturday (8pm ET) and Sunday (9pm ET) on Fox News Channel, Geraldo Rivera brings you the riveting story of how El Chapo's dark sexual obsession with a sultry Mexican actress landed him back in prison.
In the one-hour Fox News Reporting special, "Beauty and the Beast: When Kate Met Chapo," Rivera sits down with Kate del Castillo.
She is the actress who starred in the wildly popular Mexican primetime soap opera "La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the South). Castillo played a ruthless but charismatic drug dealer, striking the fancy of the notorious drug lord.
Geraldo will lay out how the two became pen-pals, exchanging highly suggestive text messages while he was in prison and later, after he broke out for a second time last summer.
So desperate was the world’s most wanted fugitive to see the object of his fascination that he risked everything to meet her face-to-face in a jungle rendezvous. Castillo brought Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn with her for the high-stakes meeting.
Mexican and American authorities agree that El Chapo’s January 2016 recapture was the direct result of the Beast’s need to see his Beauty.
In the clip below, Castillo is asked about El Chapo's fascination with Donald Trump and whether the GOP presidential frontrunner was ever discussed.
Don't miss the Fox News Reporting special, "Beauty and the Beast: When Kate Met Chapo," hosted by Geraldo Rivera on Saturday at 8:00pm ET and Sunday at 9:00pm ET.
You'll see exclusive interviews with del Castillo, Mexican authorities, and DEA operatives as Geraldo investigates Sean Penn's role, the actions of the Mexican government, El Chapo's pending extradition to the United States and whether his recapture will have an impact on the terrible drug scourge in America.