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Kevin “Corazón” Hart really, really commits to a role. Here’s footage from Hart’s first (and probably last) telenovela audition with Ride Along 2 co-star Ice Cube heckling coaching him from the sidelines.
Hart digs deep to perform the three most important actions in any telenovela: llorar, rabia, y asombro. Do you think Corazón has what it takes to be the next great telenovela galán? Watch the clip and judge for yourself.
Over the weekend, at Comic-Con in San Diego, our queen Tessa Thompson dropped some huge news about Valkyrie –– the character she plays in the Thor films. Are you ready?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will get its first LGBTQ superhero in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
“First of all, as new King [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen,” Thompson said during a panel at Comic-Con. “So that will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.”
Thompson alluding to the LGBTQ storyline was met with roaring applause and left many MCU fans wondering about her role as Valkyrie. Marvel president confirmed Thompson’s statement, making Valkyrie the first openly LGBTQ superhero in MCU history.
For diehard MCU fans, this should come as no surprise because the comic books depict Valkyrie as bisexual.
However, the films were notorious for only glossing over this backstory and simply flirting with the fact that Thompson’s Valkyrie is bisexual.
“In the canon, [Valkyrie] is bisexual. You see her with women and men, so that was my intention in playing her,” Thompson told Variety earlier this year. “Obviously, at the forefront of most of these stories is not typically their romantic life. They have big stakes, like saving the world, so that tends to sort of trump.”
“The ‘openly’ matters when it comes to visibility. Valkyrie in the comics is bisexual and Thompson has been vocal about that fact on social media. However, when it came to Thor: Ragnarok, a scene was cut in which a woman would’ve been seen sneaking out of Valkyrie’s bedroom and the film, instead, flirted with sexual tension between Valkyrie and Hemsworth’s Thor,” writes Nick Romano for Entertainment Weekly.
Aside from Thompson’s Valkyrie becoming MCU’s first openly bisexual superhero, Marvel made other important announcements showing the latest efforts to diversify their films a lot more.
52-year-old Salma Hayek becomes the first Arab and Mexican actress with a main role in the MCU. It was also announced this weekend at Comic-Con that she’s set to star as Ajak in The Eternals. The Lebanese-Mexican actress will star alongside Angelina Jolie talk about a dynamic duo.
She announced her latest role in the new Marvel film on Instagram, saying: “I’m so excited to join the Marvel family as Ajak, the mother of all Eternals. It used to be the father of all Eternals, but girls… this is OUR time!!!!!” The film is set to release on November 6, 2020.
Basically, Lena Waithe summed it up for us. “Captain America is black. Thor is a woman. the new Blade got two Oscars. 007 is a black woman. And The Little Mermaid bout to have locs. Shit. Just. Got. Real,” she tweeted.
In case you missed it, in Avengers: Endgame, Thor passed down the mantle of King of New Asgard to Valkyrie. Now, in Marvel’s Phase Four lineup, we’ll follow her journey as King in Thor: Love and Thunder. The latest Thor installment will also see the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster to wield Mjolnir. Although it won’t hit theaters until November 2021, these latest teases and updates are enough to hold us over.
Of course, Twitter went wild with the news that Thompson becomes the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Last year in a profile from Net-a-Porter, published toward the end of Pride Month, Thompson also subtly came out and put rumors to rest surrounding her sexuality. “I can take things for granted because of my family –– it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have a discussion.”
And don’t think for a minute that any of us missed the big MCU switch up.
The new movies are set to be packed with a whole lot of women.
And literally, everyone has an idea of who Valkyrie’s queen will be.
Literally, we’ve been stanning this relationship for too long.
We can’t wait to see Thompson’s Valkyrie also have that type of freedom in the upcoming Thor movie –– especially given the fact that there’s been a lack of LGBTQ representation in comic book movies.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Joe Russo portrayed the first openly gay character in the MCU with his appearance in Endgame and Zach Barack became the first trans actor to appear in a Marvel movie (Spider-Man: Far From Home).
It’s about time for this long-overdue representation.
Oh, and who will play Thompson’s queen? We can’t wait to find out.
We’re all doomed and this won’t be the death stroke. Just relax and settle into looking old now, while you can, before the apocalypse precludes that.
And the icing on the cake are these Latino celebrities who either took the FaceApp challenge or we did it for them.
1. J Balvin
Well this is just unfortunate. Sure the photo being in black and white probably doesn’t help much but OMG this is probably the worst of the FaceApp photos I’ve seen so far. Thankfully, he’s still an amazing musician and though his looks may fade he’ll always have that.
Ok…#swoon. Maluma baby is giving me full on zaddy vibes and I don’t care if he’s sixty years old I want this man now and forever.
3. Becky G
Looking fierce as ever.
4. Luis Fonsi
Right…so here’s the thing. Luis is already a good looking guy. I mean look at that hunk of a man. Goergeous. Those arms. And if Luis Fonsi has those same arms at 50 or 60 then I’m totally on-board with old Luis.
Shakira looks like a timeless beauty in this photo and we know that age will be good to her as she gets older.
6. Cardi B
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Cardi B predicted this is how she’ll probably look at 80. I mean if that’s Cardi at 80…science must have found a fix for aging.
7. Daddy Yankee
Maybe we need to start calling him Daddy Yankee the Sugar Daddy…?
8. Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez proves he’ll never be too old for those AC Slater vibes.
9. Camila Cabello
I feel like Camila will definitely have a future in telenovelas as the villain.
10. Natti Natasha
Natti is kind of giving me Demi Moore vibes and I’m totally her for it.
11. Don Omar
Ayyyñ Don Omar…pobrecito. Ageing does not look like it will be kind to you.
12. Ricky Martin
Again, absolute pure zaddy vibes. 100%. Ricky Martin is already a total DILF but this FaceApp takes it to the next level.
13. Demi Lovato
Ok…so Demi Lovato just doesn’t age at all? What gives? Fierce and as beautiful as ever.
14. Karol G
Blinged out, claws out and with this Versace-esque top, Karol G looks like that cool tía we all have who wears leopard print to church.
15. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez looks almost nothing like herself but still as adorable as ever.
16. Jennifer Lopez
This ageless icon is goals of every kind. How insane is it that even with the FaceApp filter she still looks young?! Life isn’t fair.
17. Alex Rodriguez
We have to know what J.Lo’s hunny is going to look like when they’re old and wrinkly. A-Rod looks like an older sports newscaster — so, accurate.
Okay, this is proof that Latinas really are vampires. Thalía, the queen of telenovelas, looks exactly as she did when she starred in “Rosalinda” and it’s not the rose wall background.
Remember the old Six Flags Magic Mountain commercials that had the viejito dancing all over the park? That must’ve been Pitbull’s long lost uncle because they look identical! And tbh, Pitbull is probably still going to be as energetic as that man when he’s his age.
20. Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny Bay Bay! After seen this, this is proof that Bad Bunny will remain cool even during his old man days. Only he can pull off tiny lenses and shaggy hair like this at his age.
21. Zoe Saldana
That’s it — competition is over. Only Zoe Saldana can look this beautiful after undergoing the horrific effects of the FaceApp.
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