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‘Sergio’ Star Wagner Moura Wants Break Latin Stereotypes in Hollywood – Variety

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You would possibly acknowledge Wagner Moura starring because the late United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello in Netflix’s new movie “Sergio.” Or possibly not. Moura appeared rather a lot totally different when he earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2016 for his work as Pablo Escobar within the first two seasons of the streamer’s “Narcos.”

He packed on 40 kilos for his portrayal of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin. “I used to be hanging out with [my kids] and consuming no matter they had been having — pizzas and burgers,” the Brazilian actor says throughout an look on this week’s episode of the Selection and iHeart podcast “The Massive Ticket.” “However there was a degree when that began to make me really feel actually unhealthy as a result of that wasn’t my physique and I used to be simply consuming junk meals.”

Happily, enjoying Vieira de Mello — who spent greater than three many years because the U.N. diplomat from Brazil brokering peace agreements and addressing refugee issues — was a a lot more healthy endeavor. “Sergio exercised on a regular basis,” Moura says. “Wherever he was, even when he was in East Timor, he was jogging each day.”

Many predicted Vieira de Mello was on monitor to grow to be U.N. secretary-general. Nevertheless, whereas working because the U.N. particular consultant for Iraq, he and 20 members of his workers had been killed within the Canal Resort bombing in Baghdad in 2003.

“Sergio” is directed by Greg Barker and primarily based on his documentary about de Vieira de Mello in addition to Samantha Powers’ biography “Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Combat to Save the World.” It focuses on the final years of Vieira de Mello’s life and his love affair with U.N. economist Carolina Larriera (Ana de Armas). 

How are you coping in quarantine?
“Ups and downs. Ups and downs, like everyone else, I believe. There are days that I’m extra unhappy however actually, I’m often in an excellent temper. I’m simply very involved with Brazil and with nations which are extra susceptible, the poorest nations. In fact I’m in contact with my mates in Brazil, however a rustic with a president like [Jair Bolsonaro], it doesn’t assist. It makes issues grow to be worse.”

Do you assume issues will change in Brazil?
“I’m very pessimistic with the current, however very optimistic with the longer term.”

What retains you optimistic?
“I believe that Bolsonaro is a backlash to the second that we lived in Brazil within the final 12 years of very progressive governments, as I believe Trump is a backlash of Obama’s second as effectively. I believe that is going to show once more in some unspecified time in the future to extra [liberal governments]. This virus is exposing how weak many of the world leaders are these days.”

How did you get entangled with “Sergio”?
“This movie is a part of a extra formidable and a political mission that I’ve, which is to provide movies right here within the U.S. about Latin folks that don’t reinforce stereotypes. I believed that Sergio’s life, his legacy of being a person, a Brazilian man, match into this mission. He was thought-about a mixture of James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, thought-about the world’s “Mr. Repair-It.” However for me, what this movie is about and the standard that Sergio had that was above anything was empathy. After we see on this pandemic how this worth is missing, particularly within the leaders of the world, Sergio was somebody who may see individuals not as statistics or as numbers — he may see individuals as individuals. He may have a look at George W. Bush and the janitor of his workplace in the identical manner.”

Inform me extra about eager to see Latin individuals portrayed in ways in which aren’t stereotypical.
“It’s all the time the violent Latino or the horny Latina. It actually doesn’t characterize what this group actually is in American society. Once I noticed Diego Luna in “Star Wars: Rogue One” doing that character together with his Mexican accent, I believed, ‘We are able to play the ‘Star Wars’ dude or docs or engineers. It doesn’t [always] need to be associated to the problems that we all know that Latin America has, that are poverty and violence.’”

You shot this movie with Ana de Armas earlier than “Knives Out,” earlier than Hollywood “found” her.
The primary time I met her, we had lunch in Westwood. I had an instantaneous connection along with her. She’s a really grounded girl. All these stuff you and I had been simply discussing, all of it issues rather a lot to her, too — illustration. She’s an superior actress. She’s very enjoyable to hang around with.

So how did you lose all the load after enjoying Escobar?
Once I wrapped “Narcos,” I needed to do away with not solely the load, however I needed to do away with the vitality of that character. I began to eat vegan. Even at the moment, I nonetheless don’t eat meat or hen.

This interview has been edited and condensed. You’ll be able to hear it in its entirety beneath. You too can discover “The Massive Ticket” at iHeartRadio or wherever you take heed to your favourite podcasts.

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Ben Affleck introduces Ana de Armas to his kids as they take romance to next level

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Ben Affleck and girlfriend and Ana de Armas enjoyed a walk with his kids (Picture: Backgrid)

Ben Affleck has taken the next step in his relationship with Ana de Armas, introducing his girlfriend to his children.

The Knives Out star, 32, was spotted joining the Batman actor on a walk with his kids, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel – whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

The group were spotted making the most of the sunshine as they went for a stroll around Brentwood.

They all made sure to wear face masks as they hit the streets, along with three pups.

The 47-year-old led the group, alongside Violet and Seraphina, while Ana hung back with youngster Samuel.

Ben split with Jennifer in 2015, after 10 years of marriage, but the pair have made sure to stay close, for the sake of their little ones.

The gang were spotted going for a stroll in Brentwood (Picture: Backgrid)
Ana and Ben started dating recently (Picture: Backgrid)

And the 13 Going On 30 actress is said to be ‘happy’ that her ex is in a ‘good and healthy’ place with his new girlfriend.

‘Although it’s sad in a way to see him move on and be so happy, she is ultimately happy that he is happy and in a good and healthy place with his life,’ an insider claimed to Us Weekly.

‘That’s what she ultimately wants for the father of her kids.’

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Ben and Ana bonded on the set of their upcoming film Deep Water earlier this year – with the couple making their romance Instagram official at the end of last month.

And a source dished to the publication that she ‘admires’ the way he co-parents his brood with Jennifer.

They added: ’[Ana] thinks Ben is such a sweet and nice guy.

‘[She] admires how he juggles so much between work, his kids and co-parenting with Jen.’

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Jennifer Garner ‘happy’ for Ben Affleck as he finds love with Ana de Armas

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Jennifer Garner is ‘happy’ Ben Affleck has moved on with Ana de Armas (Picture: Getty / Backgrid)

Jennifer Garner is ‘happy’ Ben Affleck has moved on with new girlfriend Ana de Armas.

The former couple, who share children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel together, split in 2015, after a 10-year marriage.

But they have always stayed close for the sake of their little ones.

And the 48-year-old is said to be pleased that her ex-husband, 47, is in a ‘good and healthy’ place with the Bond star.

‘Although it’s sad in a way to see him move on and be so happy, she is ultimately happy that he is happy and in a good and healthy place with his life,’ an insider claimed.

‘That’s what she ultimately wants for the father of her kids.’

Ben and Ana have been inseparable this year (Picture: Backgrid)
Ben and Jen split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage (Picture: Getty)

They also told Us Weekly the pair ‘have worked hard to get in a good place with each other.’

Following his split from Jennifer, the Batman actor was linked to a string of famous faces, including Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus and model Shauna Sexton.

He connected with 32-year-old Ana on the set of their upcoming film Deep Water – with the couple spotted looking cosy in Havana before they finally made their romance Instagram official at the end of last month.

And a source dished to the publication that the Knives Out actress ‘admires’ the way Ben and Jennifer co-parent their three children.

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‘[Ana] thinks Ben is such a sweet and nice guy. [She] admires how he juggles so much between work, his kids and co-parenting with Jen,’ they said.

The Town actor currently ‘splits his time [between Ana and his family] and, as always, the kids are the most important thing in his life’.

However, they added that the Hollywood star ‘always makes sure he has time for [Ana] and that she is number one’.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Jennifer’s reps for a comment.

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