Diego Boneta was 15 years previous when he was near starring in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” “They did the audition in Mexico Metropolis,” the “Father of the Bride” actor tells me on this week’s episode of the “Only for Selection” podcast. “They flew me to L.A. to check. It was my first characteristic movie audition and my first audition interval! … It was between me and Ben Barnes.”
Barnes landed the position, however the expertise impressed the Mexico Metropolis-raised Boneta to maneuver to Los Angeles to pursue a Hollywood profession: “I used to be making an attempt to get auditions for Mexican movies for years, and they might not see me as a result of they’re like, ‘No, you don’t look Mexican sufficient.’”
Boneta first made a splash in 2012 starring reverse Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Julianne Hough in director Adam Shankman’s musical romance “Rock of Ages.” “Tom took me underneath his wing,” he remembers. “We did guitar classes collectively … so we did jamming periods collectively. In these periods, it was a number of Tom speaking about working with Paul Newman and with Dustin Hoffman and what he discovered from them.”
Boneta went on to seem in “Scream Queens” and “Terminator: Darkish Destiny” and within the titular position in Telemundo’s “Luis Miguel: The Sequence.” His manufacturing firm Three Amigos signed an general cope with Prime Video in April.
Boneta additionally hopes to make it on Broadway. He virtually starred in a revival of “Evita” about three years in the past, however his schedule didn’t permit for it. “That’s on my bucket record for positive,” he says. “What Hugh Jackman does — how he goes forwards and backwards — that’s my dream.”
“Father of the Bride” has been an enormous hit for HBO Max. Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan star as a pair on the verge of divorce whose lawyer daughter (Adria Arjona) proclaims and her boyfriend (Boneta) are getting married and transferring to Mexico to work for a non-profit. Rounding out the forged are Isabela Merced and Chloe Fineman. The streamer reviews that the movie has captured the biggest viewers of any film to stream solely on the platform.
‘It was Gaz Alazraki, our superb director, who known as me and was like, ‘Diego, I’m directing the remake of ‘Father of the Bride.’ At first. I used to be a bit skeptical, as a result of it’s such a basic movie, from the Spencer Tracy model to the Steve Martin model,” Boneta says. “After which, I learn the script and realized that despite the fact that it’s a remake, it’s a very completely different film. There’s the divorce occurring with Gloria’s character and Andy’s position, which is a giant distinction from the opposite films. I didn’t wish to be in a remake of, ‘Oh, it’s the identical film, nevertheless it’s a Latin remake.’”
Boneta first met Estefan when she was a part of the desk learn of “Rock of Ages.” “She turned like my godmother,” he says. Working together with her on the film was every thing and extra. “She is so humble and so all the way down to earth and disciplined,” Boneta gushes. “She was prepared to get her palms soiled to do no matter it takes for the position. It was actually superb to observe. She would by no means complain about something. Name occasions had been at 4 a.m. daily and he or she was the primary one on set. She’s a power to be reckoned with.”
You may hear the complete interview with Boneta above. It’s also possible to discover “Only for Selection” wherever you hearken to your favourite podcasts.
…Charlie Carver could have performed Ethan on “Teen Wolf” for 2 seasons, however the actor says he gained’t be reprising the position for the upcoming film reunion. “I’m booked and busy,” Carver tells me, including, “I’m excited to see the way it seems, however I’ve different issues occurring. However who is aware of? Possibly there can be a ‘Teen Wolf’ film sequel.”
Maya Rudolph on the premiere of Apple TV+’s “Loot” on the DGA on June 15 in Los Angeles.
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In Apple TV+’s new “Loot,” Maya Rudolph performs Molly Novak, the spouse of a billionaire tech mogul (Adam Scott) who finds out he’s having an affair. Scenes on the couple’s dwelling had been shot on the 105,000-square-foot The One, a Bel Air property believed to be the largest trendy dwelling within the U.S. (it bought for $126 million in March). “After I noticed the indoor pool, I assumed, ‘Oh, wow, the pool is gorgeous,’” Rudolph informed me on the present’s premiere on the DGA in West Hollywood. “However then they stated, ‘There are six different swimming pools.’ There’s a moat and a nightclub. And any home that has a sweet room is certainly excessive.”
Whereas Melinda Gates’ beneficiant charitable donations following her cut up from Invoice Gates come to thoughts when watching “Loot,” Rudolph says Molly isn’t primarily based on anyone individual. “As this present was being developed, this present began writing itself,” she stated. “It’s been actually fascinating to see actual life mirror some issues which are occurring, however nice for us and actually enjoyable as a result of you possibly can take components of what’s occurring in the actual world and then you definately attempt to make them your personal. It’s nice for dialogue and speaking about cash and energy and divorce and center age.”
That stated, Rudolph stated she’d like to see Melinda Gates on the present if it’s picked up for a second season: “She’s fairly cool.”
Joel Kim Booster on the “Loot” premiere.
I additionally caught up on the “Loot” premiere with Joel Kim Booster, who performs Molly’s assistant. Booster is using excessive from the launch of his queer rom-com “Fireplace Island.” He revealed an sudden growth because the film premiered on Hulu this month. “A few of my favourite porn stars have reached out to me, and that’s been nice,” Booster stated with a smile. “We’ve reached again after which some.” He named Sharok because the grownup entertainer he was most glad to listen to from.
Now that Nick Jonas and Shakira are judges on NBC’s “Dancing With Myself,” don’t be stunned if the music superstars hit the recording studio collectively. “I hope it would occur quickly,” Jonas tells me. “I’m an enormous fan of her music, like so many individuals are. I’d like to work together with her.”
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