By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 14:00
Esai Morales, star of new film Gun Hill Road, sounded off recently to BET.com about Latino roles in Hollywood. The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor stars alongside Judy Reyes and up-and-coming transgender actress Harmony Santana in the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Gun Hill Road is about an ex-convict who returns home to the Bronx
By Lee Hernandez | 08/04/2011 - 22:42
Several actors have received Oscar nominations for playing transgender characters, including John Lithgow (The World According to Garp), Jaye Davidson (The Crying Game), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and Hillary Swank, who won an Academy Award for her role in Boy's Don't Cry (1999). But could Harmony Santana, the half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican star of the new indie
By Lee Hernandez | 08/03/2011 - 15:30
In the new film, Gun Hill Road, (opening in select cities on August 5th), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales plays Enrique, an ex-con who returns home from prison to discover that his son Michael (Harmony Santana) is now a transgendered girl named Vanessa. Esai says the new movie—which he describes as the "Latino Crying Game meets Precious"— isn't for people with weak stomachs. It's intense, dark, and at times brutal.