April 30th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
Remember those two Cuban actors who mysteriously disappeared after arriving in the U.S. to debut their film at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York?
Well, they’ve now reportedly come out of hiding, and are said to be seeking political asylum here in the States.
According to the BBC, Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua, stars of the Tribeca prize winner “Una Noche” - about three young Cubans who try to flee to Miami to start a new life - popped up Friday after a week of hiding.
The 20-year-olds were reported missing after they touched down at a Miami airport during a stop-over on the way to New York.
The pair reportedly spoke out on a Spanish-language TV channel in Miami, indicating they would seek political asylum in the United States.
Rua said they’d stayed in Miami the whole time, “frightened” and "without wanting to leave the house" of her uncle, who reportedly lives there.
"What I most want is to continue acting,” Florian told the America Teve television network. “It's what I like most, but if I can't attain that dream I would work at something else, because what I want is to fight."
The film they starred in along with actor Dariel Arrechada, who did not go into hiding, won three awards at the film festival.
Florian and Arrechada shared the best actor prize.
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