Want to see Salma Hayek kick booty? Hayek stars in Everly, an Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS release which will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray April 21.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Latina magazine— the first in its space and the number one destination for the 35 million acculturated, second and third generation American Latinas—celebrates 20 years with a look back at the progress Latinas have made in Hollywood over the past two decades.
The magazine celebrates it’s platinum anniversary with a cover of the most influential Latinas (Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Gloria Estefan, Christina Aguilera, and Sophia Vergara, among others) that combined creates a photomosaic of the legendary Selena Quintanilla (www.latina.com/20years).
“We chose Selena because, unlike other Latino stars who at the time made it big by modifying their names and ‘passing’ as white, Selena turned to her culture first, rediscovering her roots to find her voice,” said Latina Editorial Director Robyn Moreno. “And through her voice, American Latinas found theirs and learned they didn’t need to change to make it big.”
The thought bomb of Christy Haubegger, Latina became a pioneering force for Latinas underserved by the general market and Spanish language media. Latinas were, for the most part, invisible to mainstream culture during most of the 80s and 90s. For the past two decades, Latina has played a central role in helping readers connect to their culture, while also helping shape and launch the careers of some of the biggest Latina stars.
Through the help of Latina’s covers, J.Lo became a queen, Christina Aguilera crossed over, and Selma Hayek gained A-list status and was the first Latina to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In the words of some of Latina’s most influential celebrity cover interviews on the progress Latinas have made in the past 20 years:
“When Hollywood starts considering me for roles where ethnic background doesn’t matter, that’s an even bigger step in the right direction for me.” – Jennifer Lopez (Summer 1996)
“A lot of my fans are young girls, and they go ‘You’re someone young Latin girls can look up to’ because there really aren’t many.” – Christina Aguilera (December 1999)
“I want to empower young women like me to fulfill their dreams. I hope I can inspire somebody to get focused on what they want out of life instead of just taking what’s given to them.” – Jessica Alba (March 2008)
Okay, casting and acquisition news! Let’s get to it.
TONS OF NEWS to discuss since I was absent last week. Mainly, we’ve got tons of TV trailers from AMC, NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS to take a look at. So before I get to any posters and whathaveyou, let’s get these trailers out of the way. (Note, all except the AMC trailer are in playlist form.)
Everly starring Salma Hayek and Hiroyuki Watanabe, is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, and the film features Hayek as a woman who is trapped in a building full of people who want to kill her. Her only goal is to get save her daughter and somehow get out alive, even though the odds are stacked against her.
I was excited to speak with Everly director Joe Lynch about the film, what it was like working with Hayek, and any advice he’d have for filmmakers. You can read our exchange below.