Is it more difficult to sing and dance in “In the Heights” or to train to fight robots in the forthcoming “Transformers” film? Anthony Ramos, star of both films, told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the Tribeca Festival premiere of “In the Heights,” “I just began ‘Transformers,’ so I’ll talk to you hopefully in a few months and I’ll let you know which one ended up being tougher.”
Ramos will direct Paramount Pictures’ upcoming “Transformers” film, which he promises will be more diverse than previous episodes.
He remarked, “It was Shia LaBeouf, Mark Wahlberg, Hallie Steinfeld, and now me.” “It’s a whole different situation. Dominique Fishback — it’s a whole other story. “The ‘Transformers’ has changed!” The actor went on to say that he is looking forward to fans seeing the picture, which is directed by Steven Caple Jr. (“Creed II”).
“Steven Caple Jr. is a visionary, and I can’t wait to see him flex and show everyone the full extent of his glory,” Ramos remarked. “We’ve got something cooking for y’all that you don’t even know about.”
Ramos said it was a dream to have “In The Heights” premiere where it was filmed at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Ramos stated, “It’s everything.” “Not only is the premiere here, but we also shot here,” says the director. Every scene was shot here, and the film was born here. That’s the dream: we shot it in the location it’s about, and we debuted it in the location it’s about.”
He also shared his favorite songs from Jon M. Chu’s film, which is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical.
“’Paciencia y Fe’ is my favorite number,” Ramos added. “I didn’t shoot ‘Paciencia y Fe,’ but ‘Carnaval del Barrio’ was my favorite number that I was a part of. It was insane. That was a number that should have taken two or three days to shoot, but because to Jon Chu, the fantastic team, and the fantastic cast, we were able to get it done in one day.”
He claimed the actors and crew erupted in laughter once the session was over.
“We were all doing an eight-minute performance in this alleyway between four buildings,” Ramos explained. “I believe everyone was so ecstatic about what we had just accomplished that Jon called a cut for the day and everyone raced to the alleyway’s center. Everyone simply started leaping on each other and yelling, “New York! New York!” as if we had just won the championship game, the Super Bowl, or something. It was just this feeling of pride and solidarity.”
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