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Luis Guzman Took His Role In Logic’s Music Video Personal And This Is Why

Logic Video Screening and Q&A

On Tuesday, August 29th, HipHopDX & Def Jam held a live screening of Logic’s “1-800-273-8255,” a suicide prevention music video featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

The music video features cameo appearances from Matthew Modine, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Nolan Gould, Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid.

Following the screening there was a live Q&A discussion featuring cast members of the music video, members of the Suicide Prevention Hotline and the LGBTQ community.

Posted by HipHopDX.com on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“It’s a real thing. The idols that we have are committing suicide. The kid down the block. The mother down the street.”

Shortly after the release of Logic’s music video for his song “1-800-273-8255,” HipHopDX and Def Jam held a live Q&A discussion with actors from the music video, including Luis Guzmán, Coy Stewart, Don Cheadle, Nolan Gould and Matthew Modine.

As someone who was a social worker prior to becoming an actor, being a part of this music video that focuses on suicide prevention meant a lot to Guzmán.

“I’m the father of five young people,” said Guzmán. “When this came about, I heard the song and I was absolutely blown away by it. Anything that I can do to promote humanity, that’s what I’m about. This provided me with that avenue so I’m really happy to be a part of it.”

After losing his friend, Robin Williams, to suicide, Guzmán admits that he felt bad because he “didn’t see his pain.” Guzmán always thought of Williams as “the funny man” – the one who “tells jokes.” It never occurred to Guzmán that Williams was having suicidal thoughts. And this is why Logic’s music video, and particularly Guzmán’s role in it, is very important and personal to him. When asked about how he reflects on his character in the video – a high school coach who reaches out to a student dealing with suicidal thoughts – Guzmán said:

“People need to be loved. People need to be held. People need to be heard. There’s a lot of pain out there… We can give people an alternative to checking out… I think, we as humans, need to be more sensitive to each other… A hug can do a lot to everybody, anywhere, any time. And it doesn’t matter if you know that person or not. We live in a very complex world. And when you see something like that [Logic’s music video], it gives you some kind of hope. Like somebody is listening.”

And just like everyone involved in the project hoped, the music video made a huge impact.

CREDIT: NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE / LOGIC / INSTAGRAM

Watch the full music video for “”1-800-273-8255.”


If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and might be having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. Never be afraid to reach out and seek help. 


WATCH: This Latina Opens Up About Her Sister’s Suicide And Hopes It Encourages People To Speak Up And Seek Help

The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.

Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.

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Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.

Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.

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No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.

Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.

Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?

People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.

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Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?

Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.

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Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.

The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.

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Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.

Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”

Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.

‘Jane The Virgin’ Actress Opens Up About How Anxiety Kept Her From Showing Up To Set

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Actress Opens Up About How Anxiety Kept Her From Showing Up To Set

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Even though depression, anxiety, and mental health are becoming more publicly discussed, there is a stigma attached to it. It’s still seen as a weakness instead of a disease. Mental wellness is not regarded in the same way physical wellness is. It isn’t discussed at home or at schools — making the important topic all but taboo. That’s why it is so important that we talk publicly about our struggles with mental health.

It’s with that in mind that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez opened up about her own experiences.

Rodriguez has been open about her personal experience with her mental health in the past.

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In 2017, in fact, she posted about her journey with anxiety in a very candid Instagram post.

She has now opened up even further in an emotional sitdown with NBC’s Kate Snow during the recent Kennedy Forum.

The actress explained:

“I think I started dealing with depression around sixteen. I started dealing with the idea of…everything is going to be better when I’m gone. Life will be easier. All the woes will be away, all the problems. Then I wouldn’t have to fail or succeed, right? Then all this surmounting pressure would go away.”

The pressure Rodriguez refers to includes the difficult time she had while filming the final season of “Jane the Virgin.”

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According to the star, she began suffering from panic-induced, debilitating anxiety attacks while on set.

“There was a point where I couldn’t, I couldn’t push through every single time anymore,” Rodriguez shared with Snow. “And I’m one of those human beings…I’m just like, ‘I’ll handle it later. I’ll deal with it later. I’ll figure it out later. I just have to do this now.’ All the while dealing with this, you know, your silent little dragon in your head.”

Rodriguez went on to explain that this struggle caused her to stop production on the series for the first time ever.

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“I had a really tumultuous season, she confessed. “I was unafraid for the first time to be like, ‘I can’t.'”

That courage motivated Rodriguez to get the help she needed and to take the time to prioritize herself. It’s a milestone that anyone who fights against their mental illness would recognize. We can only imagine the pressure Rodriguez faced in the midst of a busy production schedule.

Her ability to speak openly about mental health is motivated by the girls and women who look up to her.

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“I can’t just tell them to go out and make their dreams come true and then to ignore everything else,” Rodriguez explained.

The actress has long been a mentor in the fields of art, body positivity, immigration rights, and feminism. In 2016, Rodriguez launched the We Will Foundation to promote young artists through education and scholarships. In 2018, she worked with P&G to start the Always Campaign to benefit Feeding America.

This candid conversation is another example of her commitment to being the sort of mentor the world needs most.

Poor mental health is often a side effect of other illnesses; which is the case with Rodriguez.

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Anxiety and depression are complications of her Hashimoto’s Disease. Rodriguez shared in a 2017 SELF interview that the medicine she takes for her thyroid causes heart palpitations. This disrupted rhythm sometimes triggers panic attacks.

The illness has forced the actress to reassess herself and become more self-aware. After adjusting her medication, she noticed improvements.

Still, Rodriguez had to face the bigger issue of her underlined mental health. That self-awareness has helped her and hopefully, her experience can help others struggling with the same issues.

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