LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Diego Luna attends Disney+ hosts special launch of new series "Andor" on September 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)
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With Latino Representation
Despite making up 19% of the population, and Spanish being the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, Latinos are still severely underrepresented in Hollywood. Fortunately, we're starting to see a wave of Latino actors break through in Hollywood in major ways, being cast in prominent or even leading roles in major blockbuster franchises.
During an interview with our own Ethan Anderton, "Andor" star Diego Luna talked about seeing things in Hollywood change and seeing other Latino actors in big roles. "Finally, the industry is reacting to the world we live in," Luna said, referring to the number of Spanish speakers in the U.S. and the world.
Luna added, “We have to keep reminding people our stories matter, and we have to do cool stuff that can represent us in the best possible way, also, because that matters too.” The Latino market is huge for the box office, as the community helped keep the industry afloat during the pandemic, and has helped turn franchises like "Fast & Furious" into giant blockbusters.