For 'Breakthrough' star, a chance to keep heritage on-screen

As a young actor in Hollywood Marcel Ruiz has something clear: He wants to keep representing Puerto Ricans and Latinos like himself on screen

NEW YORK -- As a young actor in Hollywood Marcel Ruiz has a clear goal: He wants to keep representing Puerto Ricans and Latinos like himself on screen.

The 15-year-old stars opposite Chrissy Metz in "Breakthrough," a faith-based film that has earned more than $33 million in its first three weeks of release.

Ruiz says with every role, he tries to represent his culture.

Ruiz expressed his frustration about the cancellation "not only for all the people involved in the show, but also the fans."

He says by now it should be standard for a Latino family to be shown in a major television series.