Adam Rodriguez is serving us up some more eye candy just in time for Halloween. The rated-R hit, directed by Steven Soderbergh, also starring Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum, and Matt Bomer, is now available on DVD, which means countless of women and fans will be hosting viewing parties starting this weekend. Sorry fellas.
We are celebrating the DVD release by chatting with the Cuban and Puerto Rican actor about his Halloween costume, singlehood, and more. Catch it below!
Magic Mike was just released on DVD, are you surprised by all of the success the movie had?
"I can’t say that I’m surprised. We really felt that the movie was going to be magic...no pun intended (laughs). We had so much fun making that movie! The chemistry was just right with everybody and we had a lot of laughs. Plus, it also gave women a reason to head to the movies to watch male strippers!"
Do you have a funny Magic Mike fan experience?
(Laughs) "Not one fan experience in particular! It was funny to run into girls I knew after the movie came out because they would say, ‘I saw you on Magic Mike, but there was this look of embarrassment. It was very cute."
Are you going to be your character Tito for Halloween?
“That’s a good idea! I’m still in pretty good shape, but I’m not in Tito shape. I think it’s also a little cold to be walking outside like that! It would be kind of funny to dress up like him and show up at peoples’ door, ask for candy, and then rip my pants off! I can go to a select list of houses...”
Yeah, you can go to my mom’s house first.
What was your reaction when you heard CSI Miami was being canceled?
"It was something that I was prepared for. There was a bit of surprise because I thought the show would have had the chance to end on a stronger note. It was disappointing, but after ten seasons I was also ready to move on. I was excited about the idea of working on new projects and having new challenges.”
You got your start on commercials and starred in one of J.Lo’s music videos. How was it filming with her?
“Jennifer and I were friends when she called me up to do her video for, 'If You Had My Love.' It was the first music video from her album and I remember thinking, ‘Why not just do it?’ Then it turned out that the single was a massive hit and what really catapulted her career to global fame. To be a part of that made it a fun summer because everybody new that video. It didn’t hurt getting all of the ladies at the time.”
What lessons are you grateful your parents taught you?
"They taught me so much, but what was valued most in my family was respect. I was encouraged to respect my elders, teachers, and everyone around me. That has stayed with me to this date. I give everyone upmost respect and when people feel that, you end up getting the most out of your interaction with them. That connectivity is really important in my life."
What’s your relationship status?
"Right now I’m single. I’m really just focusing on work and building all of the great things that are coming my way."
What new films or project do you have in the works?
"I just filmed a comedy with Matt Leblanc titled Love Sick and we are hoping it gets picked up in the Sundance film festival. I play his best friend who councils him through heartbreak. Then I did another movie called About Last Night and I’ve been working on a sitcom called The Goodwin Games. I’ve been lucky to be as busy as I’ve been."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"Five years from now, I’d like to be receiving more scripts – and not having the pick of the litter. I’d also like to be working nonstop. That’s the dream."