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Diego Luna Takes A Knee On ‘Conan’ And Gets Emotional About Mexico Earthquake

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Mexican actor Diego Luna appeared on “Conan” last night and relayed his experience with the earthquake that hit central Mexico on Sept. 19. It was the first televised interview that Luna has given since he began relief efforts to help those affected by the quake. He also spoke in depth about why he and his pal Gael Garcia Bernal decided to create their own fundraiser for Mexico, which made the interview take a more political tone.

Luna said he experienced the big earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985, and revealed that he happened to be in Mexico City this for this quake as well. Luna said due to his previous experience, he felt somewhat prepared for big earthquakes and even tried to lighten the mood by telling jokes after they had all gotten outside. It wasn’t until the earthquake was over that Luna was able to take in how much destruction was caused by the quake.

“It was so scary and devastating, and we ran out and there was a building that fell — like, half a block away from where we were,” said Luna. “The beautiful thing is you would imagine people would be running away from this cloud, you know? But here it was the opposite. Everyone running towards the cloud to trying to get there to save someone, to save a dog. to try to see if there was anything you could do to help those what were — that were there.”

Luna said he and Gael Garcia Bernal started the grassroots relief efforts because the Mexican people cannot count on the government.

Luna said watching Mexicans come together to help each other moments after the earthquake hit was a beautiful thing to witness, which some might not expect by a country infamous for crime and fraud. “It happens in such a corrupt country like ours where you know the Mexican government won’t get there, so it has to be you. Everyone is helping. Everyone has solidarity. Everyone is caring about each other… it’s the Mexico I feel proud of, it’s the Mexico that I belong to.”

Luna said the money collected through his fundraiser is going directly to the people.

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Luna said they’ve created a team of people that will thoroughly investigate which organizations need the most help and make sure the money goes directly there.

“This is not a thing that ends in a week, or two, or three,” Luna said, adding, “There’s still buildings in Mexico that haven’t been rebuilt from the earthquake in 85. So it’s going to take time.” He added, “We need a lot of money, and we hope you can donate and be part of this beautiful effort to give love to those who today lost everything.”

During the interview, while Luna was talking about the corruption in Mexico, Conan O’Brien took a light-hearted jab at the Trump administration, saying: “Unlike this country, where we trust our government.”

“Should I go on one knee?” Luna asked. “I don’t want to get kicked off your show.”

This exchange prompted Luna to take a knee.

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He kneeled for a while as the audience clapped, and O’Brien made a joke saying “people tuning in right now think you are proposing.” Luna quickly got up.

Click here to learn more about his fundraiser and to donate.

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Camila Cabello Explains How She Deals With The Anxiety She Feels On Her First Solo Tour

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Camila Cabello Explains How She Deals With The Anxiety She Feels On Her First Solo Tour

“I have so much to go, but I’ve come so far already.”

Camila Cabello had a very public split from girl group Fifth Harmony last December and fans have been waiting for her to finally strike out on her own. Cabello is currently on tour and from the looks her new docu-series, things are going just fine. In episode one, Cabello talks candidly about the anxiety that she felt when taking the stage. “I remember the first show I was so intimidated, like I was so scared,” Cabello says in the video. “There was like a switch I think in the second or third show where I was like, ‘Wait a second. These people aren’t judging me. They’re there to have a good time.'”

The rest of the tour diary shows Cabello getting ready for a show. She gets her makeup done, warms up on the guitar and pumps herself up with her crew and her little sister. Cabello points out that she’s finally at a point where she’s comfortable in her own skin. “When I was younger, I was kinda scared of everything. I feel like now, I’m genuinely just, like, myself.”


READ: No Matter How Many Embarrassing Moments Camila Cabello Has Had On Camera, She’s Always Able To Laugh About It At The End Of The Day

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