This past weekend, Mexican actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna co-starred alongside comedian Will Ferrell in his subtitled, todo en Español, satirical latest: "Casa De Mi Padre, (Spanish for My Father’s House.)
A rip on telenovelas -- a “soap opera” staple of Spanish language television -- the love triangles, back stabbing family members and overacting provides plenty of material for parody.
And, like a handful of Latin American actors who have successfully crossed over into the U.S. mainstream (i.e. Sofía Vergara, Salma Hayek, and Penélope Cruz to name a few) -- Bernal and Luna are no strangers to cinema.
Real-life childhood friends, Bernal and Luna are most recognized for their steamy roles in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film "Y Tu Mamá También," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.
Individually, Luna has appeared to U.S. audiences in films, "The Terminal," "Frida" and "Milk," and, most recently, the villain in "Contraband" with Mark Walberg.
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