Opening this weekend is director Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez. Starring Michael Peña in the title role, Cesar Chavez takes a look at the man’s life from laborer to leader, and the non-violent demonstrations he championed. Just in case anyone really hasn’t heard of Chavez, he dedicated his life to improving the working conditions of California farm workers, eventually co-founding the National Farm Workers Association, which would later become the United Farm Workers. The film also stars Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, Chavez’s partner in activism and co-founder of what eventually became the UFW, America Ferrera as Chavez’s wife Helen, and John Malkovich as a farm owner.
At the recent press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Michael Peña. He talked about how he prepared for the role, his audition, his career, deleted scenes, whether he’s going to be in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- Talks about how he got ready for the role and his career.
- How did he get the role? Talks about auditioning.
- Deleted scenes talk.
- Ant-Man talk.