George Lopez’s dramatic movie role shines in ‘Spare Parts’

Seeing George Lopez take on a serious movie role is quite the stunner –especially when he’s been known for being one of the funniest man in show biz. His new flick “Spare Parts,” however, will touch your heart and hit home for many Latinos in the U.S. “I knew the movie would not be done unless I played the teacher,” Lopez told VOXXI about his leading role as Fredi Cameron, a high school professor who serves as a mentor in a troubled school. “The story’s good. It’s very dramatic and very emotional.” SEE ALSO: ‘Spare Parts’ is a stepping stone in Carlos PenaVega’s career The film, out January 16, tells the heartfelt and inspirational story of four undocumented immigrants from Mexico who compete in an underwater robotics competition, beating all odds. It’s based on the true story of a group of high school students from Phoenix, Arizona, and was first reported in a Wired Magazine story by Joshua Davis. Lopez said he can relate to the plot perfectly fine: “I made no secret that I’ve had a pretty rough life. In a rough life you have to laugh, but also be able to cry. Sometimes it’s very difficult for Latinos.” Known for his stand-up comedy and hilarious shows, the Mexican actor said there were times when he would get sentimental on set. “The real guys came to the set and seeing their pictures always made me cry because it’s team work. There’s still a tremendous amount of respect between the young men and the teachers,” he said. George Lopez? Crying? It may sound silly, but once you take a look at the inspirational “Spare Parts,” you’d know exactly what he’s talking about. “All the movies that ever made me cry were made up… ‘Rocky,’ ‘Karate Kid,'” he said. “This one will make you cry because it’s based on true life.” SEE ALSO: Hollywood goes to Arizona for the ‘Spare Parts’ premiere When asked about the key to achieving not only the American Dream but all dreams, Lopez said: “Determination, intuition and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.” As a matter of fact, the Latino actor put himself as an example. “You’re talking to a guy that came from nothing and Im doing all right.”The post George Lopez’s dramatic movie role shines in ‘Spare Parts’ appeared first on Voxxi.

Seeing George Lopez take on a serious movie role is quite the stunner –especially when he’s been known for being one of the funniest man in show biz. His new flick “Spare Parts,” however, will touch your heart and hit home for many Latinos in the U.S.

“I knew the movie would not be done unless I played the teacher,” Lopez told VOXXI about his leading role as Fredi Cameron, a high school professor who serves as a mentor in a troubled school. “The story’s good. It’s very dramatic and very emotional.”

SEE ALSO: ‘Spare Parts’ is a stepping stone in Carlos PenaVega’s career

The film, out January 16, tells the heartfelt and inspirational story of four undocumented immigrants from Mexico who compete in an underwater robotics competition, beating all odds. It’s based on the true story of a group of high school students from Phoenix, Arizona, and was first reported in a Wired Magazine story by Joshua Davis.

George Lopez attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Pantelion Films’ “Spare Parts” at Arclight Cinemas on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Pantelion FIlms/AP Images)

Lopez said he can relate to the plot perfectly fine: “I made no secret that I’ve had a pretty rough life. In a rough life you have to laugh, but also be able to cry. Sometimes it’s very difficult for Latinos.”

Known for his stand-up comedy and hilarious shows, the Mexican actor said there were times when he would get sentimental on set. “The real guys came to the set and seeing their pictures always made me cry because it’s team work. There’s still a tremendous amount of respect between the young men and the teachers,” he said.

George Lopez? Crying? It may sound silly, but once you take a look at the inspirational “Spare Parts,” you’d know exactly what he’s talking about.

The cast of Spare Parts is posing.
Cast attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Pantelion Films’ “Spare Parts” at Arclight Cinemas on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Pantelion FIlms/AP Images)

“All the movies that ever made me cry were made up… ‘Rocky,’ ‘Karate Kid,’” he said. “This one will make you cry because it’s based on true life.”

SEE ALSO: Hollywood goes to Arizona for the ‘Spare Parts’ premiere

When asked about the key to achieving not only the American Dream but all dreams, Lopez said: “Determination, intuition and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”

As a matter of fact, the Latino actor put himself as an example. “You’re talking to a guy that came from nothing and Im doing all right.”

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