If you go to your local multiplex this weekend and see Nothing Like The Holidays on the marquee, thank Freddy Rodriguez. The 33-year-old actor not only stars in the movie, he also earned top billing as its Executive Producer by developing the script and recruiting its solidly Latin cast. We spoke to the Chicago-bred boricua about why he decided to bring a brown Christmas story to life onscreen.
You grew up in Humboldt Park yourself. What were the most important elements of your neighborhood that you wanted to portray?