Bad Bunny does a Mexican accent in Cassandro, a biopic starring Gael García Bernal as the queer wrestling icon and the Puerto Rican music superstar as a drug dealer and his love interest.
In a clip from the biopic shared exclusively with Billboard Español — which you can watch above — Bad Bunny’s Felipe is introduced to García Bernal’s Saúl by the luchador‘s promoter.
“Do you know who he is?” the promoter asks. “No, no, I don’t recognize him,” Felipe replies. “Cassandro, the Exótico!” says the promoter. “The Exotic?” Felipe repeats while shaking Cassandro’s hand. Both exchange flirty glances while the promoter tells Felipe to keep an eye on the fighter and to entertain him: “I want you to show him around, and make sure he has a good time.”
In the film, Saúl Armendáriz, from El Paso, Texas, dreams of becoming a professional luchador after his father introduces him to the sport. In the process, he transforms into Cassandro, an “exótico” who wrestles in drag.
Last week, Entertainment Weekly published a short clip of both characters’ first kiss.
This is not Bad Bunny’s first role on the big screen. Last year, the hitmaker of songs like “Títí Me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito” starred in Bullet Train opposite Brad Pitt. The world of wrestling is also familiar to him. In 2021, Bad Bunny ventured into the wrestling world by jumping off the top rope at the 2021 Royal Rumble. Most recently, the singer defeated Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight at WWE’s premium live event Backlash in May.
Cassandro had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in January. It hit theaters on Sept. 15 and is arriving to Prime Video this Friday (Sept. 22).