Ben Affleck Discusses New Film Argo…In Spanish!
Sometimes, Spanish pops up in places you really don’t expect it. Por ejemplo, coming out of actor Ben Affleck‘s mouth! Maybe I’m just not paying close enough attention (always a viable possibility), but I was muy sorprendida to check out a recent entrevista about his new film Argo and hear him speaking fluently in Español!
I’m gonna be honest with you, when I heard that Affleck had taken on a role playing a Latino character (real life CIA agent Tony Mendez is the focal point of the new film), I was a little dismissive. Now though, knowing that at a minimum the man can communicate fairly effectively in Spanish, I think there is just a twinge more legitimacy to it. Noooo, this does not make him a Latino, but it does give him a little more street cred. At the end of the day though, would I prefer that Latino actors get to play the Latino heroes? CLARO QUE SI!