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PODCAST: Robert Rodriguez and Rosa Salazar Talk ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and Latino Representation

Robert Rodriguez, the director of the new film Alita: Battle Angel discusses how it was a happy coincidence that his lead actress Rosa Salazar was Peruvian, how one of the main goals of his TV network El Rey was to find and hire more Latino filmmakers, and his honest answer when I asked if it is the responsibility of a Hispanic director to create Latino stars. (2:22)

Rosa Salazar, the star of Alita: Battle Angel discusses why her Peruvian culture means so much to her, how she had to white-knuckle her way to becoming the star of her own movie, and why seeing Latinos on-screen can build viable career aspirations for today’s Latinx. (16:33)

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