Eva Longoria may have just made her feature film directorial debut with Flamin’ Hot, but she’s been laying Nearly 16 years of basics – all the way back to her breakthrough in Desperate Housewives Sex Role .
is directing TV for shows including Black-ish, Ten years after the episodes Jane the Virgin and Gordita Chronicles, Longoria points out that for Flamin’ Hot “All my TV experience paid off because we were moving at a very ambitious pace and this movie was very ambitious in our schedule. All the 05 years have prepared me for this moment, and this is a movie.”
“I used Desperate Housewives as my film school, that’s where I really learned everything,” she continued at Friday’s Los Angeles premiere Formally, the movie tells the story of Frito Lay janitor Richard Montañez, who says he came up with the idea for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “We’ve had so many directors who’ve been there, so many episodes; 05 I’ve been following for years.” Speaking of hits, when Jesse • The rug served as a mini Desperate Housewives reunion when Jesse Metcalfe came over to hug Longoria and pose for a photo.
Movie stars also raved about Longoria’s directing, with Jesse Garcia (who plays Montañez) praising her for being “very good at what she wants to say.” The story is very specific and very passionate about telling Richard’s story.” Annie Gonzalez (who plays Montañez’s wife Judy) adds that Longoria is “a total enforcer — we see that in her philanthropic work, she There are non-profits, she’s made TV shows, she’s directed TV shows that are amazing, it’s no different. When Eva does something, she puts her all into it and does it really well.”
In Montañez’s heroic story — which he chronicles in his book detailing his journey to eventually become vice president of Frito-Lay’s parent company, PepsiCo — people adore him The narrative has been questioned.
Los Angeles Timesat published a report claiming that Montañez did not actually invent the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto, reporting that an internal Frito-Lay investigation revealed that another division of the company developed the product and that there is no record of Montañez’s involvement in its creation or testing market. The story broke just before Flamin’ Hot started filming.
Shortly thereafter, PepsiCo issued a statement saying that “information we shared with the media has been misinterpreted by some” The success has been attributed to the product going to several people working at PepsiCo, including Richard Montagnes.” It also added, “We have no reason to doubt the stories he shared about taking the initiative to create new product ideas for the Cheetos brand ’”
Producer DeVon Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter Reporting never put the movie in jeopardy , because “I’ve gone in 2019 to meet with Pepsi and Frito-Lay executives a few years ago. I sat down with them and got what I needed All the information we got; a lot of it was already in the article, so we’ve incorporated a lot of the information we got into the script,” he said, confirming that there was no targeting of the Los Angeles Times story.
“When the article was published, there was nothing in it that we didn’t know, that’s why when people see this movie, they see the real story, ‘ continued Franklin. “They’re going to see how all of these things work together. Frito-Lay and PepsiCo have seen the movie, they’re proud of it, and they feel like we’ve done justice not just for Richard, but for Hot Cheeto.”
Montañez himself walked the carpet with his wife Judy, noting that they hadn’t read the story but had heard the details. “I’m used to fighting all my life – I’ve been fighting since the day I was born and I probably fight to this day, and that’s the story of people from where we come from. It’s always been a struggle,” he responded road. “But I’m very happy with this movie because it answers every question you could possibly have about it, so I’m fine with that.”
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Longoria says she chose white cheddar Cheetos because Flamin’ Hots wasn’t actively involved in filming until the end of the movie; Garcia reveals, “I just ate Got five. I ate my first Hot Cheeto during filming, I tasted Hot Cheeto offline, and we took five.”
Created for the movie Diane Warren, of the original song “The Fire Inside” (featuring Becky G), joked that she even ate a snack for inspiration: “I literally ate a bag when I saw the rough cut of the movie, It’s hot, like oh ‘The Fire Inside’, well. Really.
Flamin’ Hot Now streaming on Hulu and Disney+. 2019