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Edgar has just posted on instagram this wonderful video singing “Águas de Março”, original song of the Brazilian legendary musician and composer Tom Jobim.
Source: usatoday.com (December 2015)
Edgar Ramirez spent six months traveling the world for the updated version of the Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves classic Point Break and something in the filming of the bro-tastic surfing drama seems to have stuck with him.
Ramirez spoke to For The Win about his new movie and the conversation took a decidedly existential and philosophical turn along the way. The longer we talk, the more Ramirez starts to sound like the character he plays, Zen-master Bodhi. In discussing the film, Ramirez starts bringing up topics like self-determination and the spiritual renewal of the human spirit. He’s not afraid to go deep.
It sounds hokey, but Ramirez speaks with a conviction, passion and sincerity that’s hard to ignore. Listen to him and you might walk away just a little bit inspired.
1. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO EMBRACE FEAR
To do justice to the re-imagining of the Point Break story, Ramirez knew that they had to put aside the safety of Hollywood studios and go out into the open. The film shot in 11 different countries and the actors often hiked to remote locations humping their own gear.
“Someone asked me if I’d ever done a film this big before, and I said, ‘This big? Yes. But this crazy? Never.’”
While the film uses accomplished extreme sports athletes for many of the action sequences, Ramirez and co-star Luke Bracey (the new Johnny Utah) had to place themselves in precarious situations for some scenes, like the climatic “chase” scene up Angel Falls in Venezuela.
“We did a lot of rock climbing. The rock climbing is the safest, but still terrifying. Angel Falls goes up to three thousand meters, it’s very scary, of course, when you are just hanging from a rope and wire. That was the most extreme thing I did.”
Danielle DeLaite interviews Edgar Ramirez for his role in the remake of Point Break.
All this week we’ll be running a series of interviews for Point Break, Ericson Core’s retelling of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 cult classic.
Today we catch up with Édgar Ramírez who reveals that he has taken up rock climbing, surfing and snowboarding following his six months of being involved in extreme sports for the making of the film.
He consulted with extreme athletes to research the character he plays in Point Break, and here he talks about the film asking people to take full responsibility for their choices in life whether, like Bodhi, they are subversive choices … or not.
Edgar Ramirez is now on snapchat. You will find him with the username “edgarramirez25”.
Check out the official “The Power Of Now” music video by Steve Aoki, from the original motion picture soundtrack “Point Break”. Available at Wal-Mart, Best Buy and all digital retailers.
Download now! http://smarturl.it/PointBreak
Oh yeah my brother,so real.Soon the world will feel it… https://t.co/8vZYA6n8SM
— Edgar Ramírez (@edgarramirez25) January 26, 2016
At the pinnacle of his career in Hollywood he speaks to Joseph Pisano in Agenda Éxitos.
Comments on his participation in American movies Point Break and Joy: “For me as a Venezuelan and Latin American, the film is received so enthusiastically excited me a lot.”
He also indicated it gets nervous to promote two films, but is very proud of them. He spoke of the emotion he felt working with great actors and directors of the big screen: “It has been amazing experience,” he said.
Edgar talks about his work as a producer with director Spielberg in the film “The Girl on the Train” and support as executive producer on the film “From Beyond” with the Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas.
Listen to the full interview by the Circuito Éxitos.