Rodrigo Santoro, a famous Brazilian actor who has appeared in films including Love Actually (2003), 300 (2006), Rio (2011), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and Westworld, has been working in Hollywood for a while.
Boundless (Spanish: Sin lmites), a historical drama series from Spain, was the last time viewers saw Rodrigo Santoro.
Rodrigo Santoro, a famous Brazilian actor who has appeared in films including Love Actually (2003), 300 (2006), Rio (2011), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and Westworld, has been working in Hollywood for a while. But he admits that, as a Latino, he had trouble navigating the business. He believes that at this time, the discourse about diversity in the West is both crucial and urgent.
The actor, who recently started a new chapter in his career by playing in the Spanish historical drama series Boundless, also known as Sin lmites in Spanish, argues that we must be finally talking about diversity, inclusivity, feminism, and racism.
The 46-year-old reflects that it was difficult to talk about diversity while also being a person of color in Hollywood, which is a predominately white culture. When I first entered Hollywood 15 years ago, it was a hostile climate for me as a Latino. Because the villains tended to be shallow or clichéd personalities most of the time.
Santoro says, "I try to do my best whenever I approach a part," as he describes an occurrence. For instance, I've occasionally been cast in roles that were intended for actors who could speak English. Do we modify the character's name to anything in Latin is my first concern. And the reply would be, "It doesn't matter where he comes from, therefore we're keeping the name.
He is therefore pleased that things are currently changing. But there is still a long way to go. At least we're talking about it," the actor says.
The actor, whose ancestry is Brazilian, is also thrilled that regional programming, such as Spanish, is becoming more and more popular. He cites the example of his most recent historical drama, Boundless, which follows the journey started by Ferdinand Magellan and finished by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
Although it is not a documentary, the plot is set in the 1500s. It's an action-packed epic. Because epics may get boring, especially for young audiences, the creators were determined to provide something engaging for the viewers. However, speaking in multiple languages and performing my stunt while working on it was quite difficult for me," he concludes.