“One of the most intense kisses I’ve ever had in my life.”
First of all, let’s just all agree that Gael Garcia Bernal is like sex incarnate. He’s got that charming smile, those smoldering green eyes, his sexy accent — even James Cordon couldn’t help noticing, “Dude, you are so sexually charismatic, even I’m like…”
But, guess what? Even with all that sexual energy, Gael hasn’t always been the best kisser. GASP!
When he was 11 years old, the Golden Globe winner accidentally kissed actress Ludwika Paleta above her top lip. It made for one super awkward on-screen kiss.
Weird since Gael has been practicing since kindergarten. He told Corden his first kiss is still one of the best kisses of his life…apparently the audiences too. Gael left everyone in the audience breathless describing that kiss. Curious? Check out the video above.
BONUS: Watch Gael Salsa Dance with James Below
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Celebrity BFFs share a special place in the collective consciousness of fans and admirers alike. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are no exception. While the pair once shared the “child actor” title, the two broke free of that category in their breakthrough roles in “Y Tu Mamá También.” Ever since then, the Diego Luna-and-Gael Garcia Bernal radar has remained on alert. We are happy to alert that this cute duo is working together once again.
Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal signed a deal Amazon Studios to create and produce content that will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
The incredible deal means their Mexico-based production company La Corriente del Golfo, will initiate projects in Latin America.
“We are incredibly excited to expand Amazon Studios’ relationship with the multitalented team of Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. “Their talent, creativity, and global perspective will undoubtedly result in even more compelling content for our Amazon Prime Video customers.”
The guys are equally excited about their new venture with the high-profile company.
“We are delighted and grateful at La Corriente del Golfo for our first-look deal with Amazon Studios,” Garcia Bernal said, according to Deadline. “This provides an opportunity for us and for talent in Latin America to create ambitious and interesting projects.”
Luna added: “This is an important moment for everyone at La Corriente del Golfo. We are very excited to work hand in hand with Amazon, as this will allow us to reach new audiences and to tell stories that represent us and reflect our realities.”
This is not the first time Garcia Bernal and Luna have worked together producing projects. In 2005, they launched Canana Films but left it in 2018.
The Mexican production company produced at least 20 projects both for film and TV, including their 2008 film “Rudo y Cursi” and “César Chávez” starring Michael Peña in 2014. In 2019, they released Netlfix’s “Luis Miguel La Serie” and their last film “Miss Bala” starring Gina Rodriguez.
In 2018, Luna and Garcia Bernal said they would stop producing under Canana Films to work on other projects. At the time of the announcement, we could not help but wonder if there was a rift between the two. Why would they stop working together? Did they break up! Now we know it was to start a new venture — together!
“Canana arose out of the strength that fraternity gives us when we express ourselves freely,” Garcia Bernal said in 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “That will continue to be the slogan for every project we embark on. As in every cycle that ends, now another begins.”
Soon after they split with Canana Films, the guys announced they would launch their own production company called La Corriente del Golfo, which translates to Gulfstream in English. Here’s how Garcia Bernal explained the name of his new company, “La Corriente del Golfo is an ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and travels all the way to the North Atlantic, allowing for a temperate climate – and, without which, there’d be Arctic tundra,” Garcia Bernal said according to Variety, adding: “We take up the symbol of this global current to emphasize that liberty – in all its meanings –should flow as freely as an ocean current.” He is so poetic!
We love seeing working together in this kind of capacity, which will undoubtedly give more opportunity to Latinx actors. But these two have garnered success separately in their right.
Ever since their critical acclaim in 2001 with “Y Tu Mamá También,” these talented actors have been working nonstop in both film and TV. Most recently, Garcia Bernal was nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe in 2017 for his role in Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” and in 2016, he won.
Luna has also had a lot of success with roles in the 2016 film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico.” The new second season of “Narcos: Mexico” will soon be on Netflix, and we cannot wait.
With so much growth between these two (sorry, pun intended), we cannot help but look back at how far these two have come. Let’s take a look.
Cheers to these Mexican cuties, and congrats on the new deal! We’re excited to see their latest projects.
Mj Rodriguez is one of the biggest names in television right now. The trans actress is the lead of the groundbreaking show “Pose” that is all about LGBTQ+ people of color in the late ’80s and early ’90s of New York City. The African-American and Puerto Rican actress is once again showing her impressive entertainment skills on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Mj Rodriguez and George Salazar are currently in a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Pasadena Playhouse.
It is perfect for the spooky season we have all been waiting for. If you’ve never seen “Little Shop of Horrors,” do it now. You won’t regret it.
Salazar tweeted to celebrate the moment that he and Rodriguez broke another barrier for LGBTQ+ people of color.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is a cult classic that has kept audiences inspired and entertained for decades. Seeing a gay Asian-Latino man and a trans Black-Latina woman take the lead roles is another step forward for queer people of color.
Salazar continued his tweet by highlighting the importance of brown, queer people getting a chance to shine on a national stage.
It is no question that the representation of queer people and people-of-color is scarce in entertainment. However, seeing Rodriguez and Salazar take one such an iconic show and do it wonderfully is something people can look up to.
While the crucial representation is lagging in Hollywood, audiences are ready to support more and more diverse projects. The annual UCLA Hollywood representation study showed that films that had 31 percent to 40 percent of minority representation garnered the biggest global box office successes.
Fans of the original show are giving the rendition so much love.
The show is playing at the Pasadena Playhouse from Sept. 17 until Oct. 20. It is safe to say that people are starting to buy up the tickets after their appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Fans of the two performers are thanking them on social media for the importance of their performance.
It is a very important thing for children to see themselves represented. By seeing themselves represented in major productions, other queer children of color can reach for the stars and will see their future opening up in front of them. It offers a community often ignored role models to know that they can do anything.
People who have seen the performance are admitting that they are being moved to tears.
The duo really made an impression on audience members. Their performance is one that brings chills to your body. Rodriguez shines as she sings her heart out and will leave you speechless.
So, who’s going to take my money and give me tickets for this show?
From the clip, it seems like this is a show worth watching. Who doesn’t want to experience some theatre history?