@Thisfunktional talks with Vadhir Derbez HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Vadhir Derbez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being a part of “How to be a Latin Lover.”

Derbez talks about being part of the spectacular cast, working along side his father and being on camera in a speedo for the first time, plus he lets me know a little secret about his father.

“How to be a Latin Lover”
out on Digital HD now,
Blu-ray and DVD on August 15

Listen to Vadhir Derbez’ “Latin Lover” song on YouTube.com/uder/vadhirderbez

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER on Digital HD 8/1 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD 8/15


The Hilarious Comedy Starring Eugenio Derbez, Academy Award® Nominee Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell, Arrives on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-rayCombo Pack & DVD August 15 from Lionsgate

3D_RGB_HowToBeLatinLover_BDOCrdSANTA MONICA, CA (June 20, 2017) – Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (Best Actress, Frida, 2002) lead an all-star cast in How to Be a Latin Lover, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand August 15 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by Pantelion, How to Be a Latin Lover is a laugh-out-loud comedy about an aging “ladies’ man” who is thrust back into real life after years of being pampered, and onto the doorstep of his estranged sister and nephew. Directed by comedy veteran Ken Marino (“Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”) and written by Jon Zack (The Perfect Score) & Chris Spain, the film features a standout ensemble cast, including Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Kristen Bell (Frozen), Raquel Welch (Legally Blonde), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Raphael Alejandro (“Once Upon a Time”).

When aging Latin lover Maximo (Derbez) is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, he moves in with his estranged sister Sara (Hayek) and her 10-year-old son, Hugo (Alejandro). Determined to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses Hugo to meet a rich widow—and learns that love and trust must be earned.

The home entertainment release of How to Be a Latin Lover features exclusive bonus content, including over 30 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell and editor John Daigle. How to Be a Latin Lover will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.



  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • “Show Me Your Sexy! Learning How to Be a Latin Lover” Featurette
  • “A Little Help from My Friends” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ken Marino, Producer Ben Odell and Editor John Daigle



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Cast, Crew Talk about HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Eugenio Derbez and Selma Hayek take the lead in “How to be a Latin Lover,” a Lionsgate movie out April 28.

The movie tells the story of a male gold-digger Maximo, played by Derbez, who loses it all when his elderly wife throws him out for a younger man, pleated by Michael Cera.

The hilarious Derbez is over the top with his portrayal, which works because of the antics he has to go through.

Cera is funny and plays off Derbez well. The two are a good fit to be rivals.

Maximo moves in with his sister Sara, played by Selma Hayek, and her son Hugo, played by Raphael Alejandro, who he hasn’t seen for years.

Hayek is great with a serious and funny role. Her ability to switch her emotions throughout the story in a genuine manner comes off fantastic. It’s a beautiful role for her and she is great.

Alejandro is the key for this movie. His role keeps the movie moving forward. His tenderness gets the audience connected to the story.

The story has some very funny moments which the audience can’t help but laugh at.

The pacing of the movie is slow, but still moves forward with each scene.

Derbez said he is happy that an American studio, Lionsgate, took a chance on a movie where the two leads are Latino.

Although Derbez has had a few successful movies in the U.S. market, latinos have still struggled to get studios to take them serious as leading roles.

Derbez said he was shocked at getting a high rating during test screenings. He wasn’t sure how his style of comedy would mesh with the American writers’ style.

The comedy can be appreciated by people of different age groups and of any ethnicity as the story could be about any man in the same situation as Maximo.

Filming in LA was another challenge for the movie, but thanks to the California Rebate, which “How to be a Latin Lover” was the first movie by Lionsgate to receive it, the movie was able to have Hayek and shoot in LA and was able to go after the actors that were in this movie.

The chemistry between Derbez and Hayek jumps off the screen. The two seemed natural together.

Hayek said she was happy to be on set with Derbez because they connected so well. She loves to improvise and Derbez was able to go along with it and make it seamless.


In Theaters April 28