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21 Things You Need to Know About Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta is a talented singer, actor, and Latino heartthrob. He’s best known for his roles in Rock of Ages and Rebelde, but Diego’s been working pretty much nonstop since he was 12 years old! As a singer, he’s released two full albums, a handful of singles, and he’s been working on a third. Most recently, however, he played the titular role in the biopic show, Luis Miguel, la Serie. Diego worked tirelessly to become the famed Mexican singer and performed all of Miguel’s music that appears in the show.

But there is so much more to know about Diego Boneta. Here are 21 more facts about the Latino actor:

Diego is 28 years old

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Diego Andrès Gonzàlez Boneta was born in Mexico City on November 29, 1990. This makes Diego a Sagittarius, which makes sense with how ambitious he is!

Diego has triple citizenship

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Diego Boneta is a citizen of Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Diego was born in Mexico, and his mother was born in the U.S. to a Puerto Rican father and Spanish mother.

Diego Boneta speaks three languages

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Diego fluently speaks (and sings in!) English, Spanish, and Portuguese. After spending so much time on English language projects, Diego reimmersed himself in Spanish for his role in Luis Miguel, only watching television and reading in Spanish while he learned how to portray the singer.

Diego is one of three kids

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Diego has two siblings, his sister Natalia and his brother Santiago.

Diego got his start on a reality show

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Diego’s career started at 12 with Codigo F.A.M.A a Mexican reality show for children. Diego came in fifth for the show’s first season.

Diego’s first scripted role was a Mexican children’s telenovela

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Along with the other finalists on Codigo F.A.M.A, Diego went on to star in Alegrijes y Rebujos, a children’s telenovela about a “haunted” mansion. Diego played Ricardo, one of the “Rebujos.”

Diego Boneta’s very next show was his first starring role

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Diego also starred in Misiòn S.O.S. with his Codigo F.A.M.A. costars. He played Christian, the child hero who finds out his new best friend’s family hates his family. They go on a series of magical adventures to save an elf world from destruction and hopefully end the feud between their families. Crazy, right? He’s sometimes credited as Diego Gonzàlez for these early roles.

Diego also appeared in Rebelde, Pretty Little Liars, and 90210

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Diego’s next big role was in Rebelde, where he played Rocco. This teenage-oriented telenovela takes place at an elite boarding school. The band RBD was formed from this show, and Diego Boneta has toured with them as well. Diego also played Alex Santiago on Pretty Little Liars and Javier Luna on 90210.

Diego related to his 90210 character the most

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Boneta has called his 90210 character, Javier Luna, “practically me with a different name.” Javier is a singer like Diego. His character sings the song “Siempre Tù” in the show’s homecoming scene. Diego later released this song as a single with a version in English and Spanish!

Diego’s first movie role was in Mean Girls 2

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Mean Girls 2 doesn’t have nearly the reputation of its predecessor, but it did give Diego Boneta his first movie role. Diego portrays the main character’s love interest, Tyler Adams. Mean Girls 2 gave Diego the opportunity to feel like he was really in high school. He never went himself due to his acting and singing careers.

Diego Boneta caught his big break when he was cast in Rock of Ages

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Diego Boneta was just 22 years old when he was cast as the lead in Rock of Ages. Diego played Drew Boley, a young musician who dreamt of becoming a rock star. When he was cast, director Adam Shankman called Diego the “next big thing.” Boneta enjoyed filming so much that he invented reasons to do more takes on his last scene so he wouldn’t be done with the movie.

Tom Cruise Took Diego Under His Wing While Filming Rock of Ages

 
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After hearing that Rock of Ages was Diego’s first major film, Tom Cruise made it a point to make sure Diego knew what he was doing on set. The pair even took guitar lessons together, and they’re still friends to this day! Diego has said that he was inspired by how hard Tom Cruise still tried despite his mega-star status. Rock of Ages was Cruise’s first musical role.

Diego learned to play guitar for Rock of Ages

 

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Diego always wanted to learn how to play guitar and he was excited to get the opportunity to for Rock of Ages. Boneta spent all his time off set practicing guitar because he loved it so much! He says that his next album and future concerts are sure to showcase his new skill.

Diego Boneta loved 80’s music even before he was cast in Rock of Ages

 

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Diego’s parents played a lot of 80’s music while he was growing up and Diego grew to love it too. Some of his favorites are Duran Duran, The Police, and A-ha. It really made being cast in Rock of Ages a dream come true!

Diego loves both acting and singing and will continue to do both

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Diego likes the way art can communicate with people, particularly acting and singing. He said of Rock of Ages: “That’s what I think makes this movie so special.  Both acting and singing are great artistic ways to communicate things to people.  In this movie, we have both, with great actors and amazing songs, so it’s the perfect combination.”

Boneta released his first album Diego when he was 15 years old

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The songs on Diego were synchronized with the show Rebelde — which he was starring in at the time. His first song, “Responde,” was a top 10 single. He also opened 3 shows for Hillary Duff to promote his album.

Diego (Ediçaão Brasil) features Diego singing in Spanish and Portuguese

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Diego’s second album, Indigo featured Boneta singing in both Spanish and English. And many of his recent songs are in Spanish or English or both!

Diego Boneta felt “all the pressure in the world” to get Luis Miguel right

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Latino singer, Luis Miguel was Diego’s hero growing up. Diego did a year of only prep (no shooting at all!) just to make sure he got Luis Miguel’s character, appearance, and singing right. Diego can sing, of course, but he had to learn how to sing like Luis Miguel. Diego had to change the pitch of his voice, his vibrato, and the way he pronounced both consonants and vowels.

Diego almost got a permanent gap in his teeth in order to play Luis Miguel

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Diego told Entertainment Tonight that they tried many different prosthetics to get Luis Miguel’s signature tooth gap just right, but none were working. Diego was so committed to portraying Luis Miguel that he went to his orthodontist to have a permanent gap placed between his two front teeth. At the last minute, his orthodontist realized they could use black braces glue to create the effect. Diego had the gap for the entire time he was shooting Luis Miguel and couldn’t remove it.

Diego Boneta has been cast in the Terminator reboot

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The next Terminator movie is still shrouded in secrecy, but Diego is very excited to be a part of it!

The Mexican government requested the premiere of Luis Miguel, la Serie be moved to a different time.

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Originally, Luis Miguel was slated to premiere at the same time as the first Mexican presidential debate. The electoral body was  afraid that people would choose to watch Diego Boneta’s performance over the debate! The series premiere was shifted back an hour in response.

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Here Are The Shows And Movies We Couldn’t Get Enough Of In 2020

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Here Are The Shows And Movies We Couldn’t Get Enough Of In 2020

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This year has been a great time to get intimately acquainted with your apartment and home. It was also a time to get very familiar with what there is to watch on your streaming platforms. Here’s what we spent the year of quarantine binge watching.

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“The Queen’s Gambit” was one of the most popular shows of the year. The limited series was all about chess and a young woman’s journey to become the best in the world. She learns while in an orphanage and eventually starts to become a mastermind of chess. The show has brought a lot of attention to chess and more people than ever are interested in the board game. Anya Taylor-Joy as the main character is one of the best performances of the year.

“The Mandalorian”

“The Mandalorian” is the Star Wars show that everyone can’t stop talking about. Pedro Pascal brings the Latino essence to the show without even knowing it. The Star Wars universe is never-ending and this show proves that the fans will show up whenever there is anything Star Wars.

“Los Espookys”

The HBO series is giving you all of the dry, senseless humor you can stand. It is worth watching the show just to get some much needed laughs after this dumpster fire of a year. Let yourself be lost in the hilarity that is Julio Torres.

“Pose”

Afro-Latino queer ballroom culture takes center stage in the FX original show “Pose.” So much of queer culture is thanks to queer people of color and this show honors them. It is one of the best queer shows to ever hit a streaming platform and will open your eyes to a part of the queer community that is often ignored and overlooked.

“Happiest Season”

Another brilliant queer production, “Happiest Season” is all about lesbian love and coming out of the closet. Aubrey Plaza, while not a leading character, plays an important role in helping Abby and Harper’s relationship move to the next level. Harper is left trying to decide if it is worth coming out to her family during the holidays and the result is everything you hoped for.

“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”

“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia” a young robotics genius is living her teenage life with all of the awkward moments you would expect. The show was definitely a sleeper but it makes the list because of the wonderful representation. It isn’t often that you see young Latinas in tech or robotics in media. It’s worth a watch just to fill you with all kinds of good feels.

READ: Netflix Is Bringing Back Seven Classic Black Sitcoms And They’re Already On My Binge List

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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Netflix Has Confirmed That ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Coming Back For Season 3 Without Diego Luna

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“Narcos” is one of Netflix’s most wildly popular original series. Over the years, fans have learned about Narcos culture and history through the show and we are officially getting another season. Here’s what we know.

“Narcos: Mexico” Season 3 is coming to Netflix and, like, omg.

“Narcos” first started with following the drug trade in Colombia with Pablo Escobar. The fourth season was instead “Narcos: Mexico” and the beginnings of the Mexican drug trade became the focus of the series. Fans went wild for the show and it has continued to enjoy success with the Netflix audience.

Showrunner Eric Newman is stepping down in the coming season.

Instead, co-creator Carlos Bernard is stepping up and taking on the role of showrunner. Newman was the showrunner for five seasons since “Narcos” first started and is excited to see the show develop under Bernard.

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman told Variety. “Carlos Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ in his very capable hands.”

Brace yourself because Diego Luna is not joining the cast this season.

Tbh, Luna was one of the best parts of the show. He isn’t everything but he was a major part of the iconic and beloved show. The news is bumming out large parts of the “Narcos” fanbase who have come to love and look forward to him.

People are ready for this to happen yesterday.

Like, thank you for letting us know it is happening Netflix. Now we need to know when the show will actually be released. We appreciate the little update but we just need to know when we can watch the show.

We look forward to the release date, Netflix.

We are ready to sit on the couch and binge the season the moment it drops. Let’s get this together and get the show streaming. Thank you so very much!

READ: Diego Luna Talks The Importance Of The Storytelling In ‘Narcos: Mexico’ And Why Mexico City Will Always Be His Home

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