Please, pass us a fan…summer just got hot with the release of Magic Mike XXL. It’s hard to concentrate on anything other than the movie’s ridiculously-ripped fantasy cast of gyrating dancers: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez. Mitú had the hard job — thank you and you’re welcome – of sitting with Rodriguez (yes, he’s just as swoon-worthy in real life) and talking about how XXL is bigger, better and, somehow, even sexier. He also gave us the lowdown on how he faked – YES! Faked! – being a good dancer. With abs — ahem — eyes like those, we’ll forgive two-left-feet-Rodriguez and ask for a dance anytime.
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During an Instagram Live event, the two actors reunited to wax nostalgia about their iconic romantic comedy from their respective homes. During the sweet gathering, Lopez and McConaughey talked about all things related to that time including their kissing scenes. Recalling one kissing moment in particular, Lopez said to McConaughey “You said, ‘Miss Lopez, I’m going to kiss you now.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s do it. Let’s hit it.'”
Speaking about the movie’s impact on their career they both admitted that they’ve been lucky.
“When you do these movies… we’ve been lucky enough to continue doing what we love,” Lopez explained. “There are certain moments that always stick out in your head.”
“I so enjoyed working with you,” Lopez added. “We had such a nice rapport and chemistry. We were somewhat at the beginning of our careers at that time. It was exciting to be working on any movie. I still feel that way. It was a magical time. I’m such a romantic too that working on those types of movies have a real feel for me.”
Sweetly, McConaughey praised Lopez for her talent and ambition.
“You prepare so well for everything you do. I love your intentionality, I love how deliberate you are. You would have it down, you love the choreography. I love your deliberation, and the preparation you have,” he added before lamenting the fall of romcoms. “In a way, [The Wedding Planner] was the last of the rom-coms,” McConaughey said. “The rom-com doesn’t get made anymore.”
Lopez was quick to point out that she’s worked hard to ensure that rom-coms don’t die altogether. “I wanna know there’s a happily ever after, I wanna know that. Even though we know we’ve lived through a tough year, miracles still happen, love prevails, things can go right, for sure.”
Sure, we’re still in quarantine but that doesn’t mean all female bonding goes out the window! Cuddling up with your friends and staying in for a good movie is still totally possible thanks to Zoom and wine. And while our options of views might seem to be dwindling thanks to a lack of content on streamers…
Fortunately, Latinas are coming together to share the best movies to watch.