Meet The Latino Talent In Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs isn’t your typical dance flick. The new indie movie introduces you to the world of wheelchair ballroom dancing. We told you it wasn't exactly Dirty Dancing. Although the film directed by Susan Seidelman has received mix reviews, we love that the film includes a Latino lead actors. Here’s a rundown of the Latino talent in the film.

EJ Bonilla: The Puerto Rican actor plays an aspiring professional dancer from the Bronx named Armando. Besides falling in love with Mia (played by Leah Pipes) a fellow dancer who suffers a serious car accident, Armando is also challenged by his meddling mother. The 22-year-old actor has starred in several other indie flicks including, Mamitas and the short Crazy Beats Strong Every Time. His fluid dance moves and loveable stares warmed our hearts in the flick. We look forward to seeing him in more lead roles!

Priscilla Lopez: She doesn’t need much of an introduction to us! The Puerto Rican actress who has played the lead mother in the hit Broadway show, In the Heights, stars as Armando’s traditional (and at times difficult) mother Isabel in the movie. Sure, her character is riddled with clichés like in the opening scene at a botanica, but she also has a familiar loveable quality that makes us smile throughout the film.

Angelic Zambrana: The actress, best known for her roles in Precious and Fighting, plays a love potion-wearing stalker named Rosa in the flick. Granted, her character eventually grows on us when she quits the crazy stuff and actually starts supporting Armando’s efforts to jumpstart the wheelchair competition. Zambrana makes many of the comedic scenes actually enjoyable to watch.

Musical Chairs opens in selected cities this weekend.

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