One of the actors of the Cine de Oro who maintained a close friendship with María Félix was Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernándezwho prevented the Mexican diva from marrying a renowned Hollywood actor.
At the time, María Félix was engaged to Carlos Thompson, an Argentine actor who stood out in Hollywood with movies like valley of kings Y MagicFirethe couple of actors met when they filmed naked passiona 1952 film.
La Doña’s courtship was short, because she quickly got engaged. Nevertheless, while making plans for his wedding, actor Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernández contacted the actress to star his next movie; In love.
Nevertheless, María Félix did not want to work on the film.so she turned down the role, even when Emilio and Gabriel Figueroa did their best to convince her.
So Emilio Fernández avoided the wedding of María Félix
During the wedding preparations, María Félix realized that Carlos Thompson was not the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her lifeand even began to realize that her acting career would possibly end up affected.
And although La Doña never revealed in detail why she did not marry Thompson, she realized that the film of In lovewas his best option to move forward.
But before accepting the role in In loveMaría Félix imposed some conditions. So that Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernández accepted and even offered him double the amount that María Félix demanded to participate in the film.which in the words of the actress, was a lot of money.
As the filming of In loveMaría Félix ended her engagement with Thompsonand although he could not explain why, he told her that he thought that his marriage was not going to work and that he preferred not to reach the altar to avoid a divorce.
It was so María Félix returned to Mexico and arriving at the airport received a message from Jorge Negrete, congratulating her for not getting married..
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Reference from www.milenio.com