Watch Jencarlos Canela Dishes on Eva Longoria and his 'Telenovela' Role (Exclusive)

"Intelligent, kind [...] One of the most incredible human beings I’ve ever met," gushes heartthrob Jencarlos Canela about Eva Longoria. 

The actress called Canela up last year and invited him to be part of the cast of Telenovela, her new comedy series now airing on NBC. Canela, who has some bona fide telenovela experience under his belt, happily took the challenge and is now playing Xavier Castillo, even as he continues with his music career demands. Billboard caught up with him backstage at Grand Slam Party Latino in Miami. Watch the video above.