Just a couple of months after he wrapped “Fifty Shades,” Victor sat down with Variety Latino to talk about “Godzilla,” and, of course, we asked for all sorts of juicy details about his role as Jose Rodriguez, a friend of Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) who competes with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for her heart (and body).
His biggest challenge? Getting out of the friend zone.
“In ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ I play the role of Jose Rodriguez, an aspiring photographer. He’s also studying with Anastasia, majoring in engineering. That’s how he meets Anastasia, in college. He falls in love with her; she doesn’t know that. His love for her is not passionate but like we say in Spanish, he has a cariño for her and that’s sort of how Jose is with Anastasia, but he doesn’t come out at her right away,” Victor dished.
At the time of the casting, Victor wasn’t really aware of the popularity of the books (unlike his aunt, who was REALLY EXCITED for him) and once he got the part, he was left wondering if he’d have to get naked in the film…
You’ll have to watch the interview to see what he said!
This sexy Latino actor also told us that although he can relate with Jose on some levels, he has different ideas on how to win a woman’s heart.
“I think I differ from him in a sense that I’d be more honest, [I’d tell her] this is what I do and where I come from. I play more the honesty card and I think it has to do with self-confidence. Jose’s approach is about not knowing who you are yet or where you’re going in the world.”
Watch our full interview with Victor and see what he has to say about working on the most anticipated movie of 2015!
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