Filming Flamin’ Hot, the biopic on Flamin’ Hot Cheetos creator Richard Montañez, has accompanied some challenges, according to director Eva Longoria. Longoria started out in Hollywood as an actress. She is best known for her 8-year stint on Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle ?Solis. The actress used the foot she had in the entryway of Hollywood to turn into a maker and director. She has leader delivered Devious Maids, Telenovela, and more and used her career to raise up Mexican-Americans artists.
Now, as Longoria directs Flamin’ Hot, she faces new challenges. While speaking with Variety, she says one of the challenges was the means by which warm it was filming at the stature of summer in New Mexico. Aside from the weather, she wanted to “stay consistent with the subject of the movie.” While viewers may think a movie named after Cheetos wouldn’t be that profound, the movie purportedly has a really heartfelt message. It tells the rags to riches story of Montañez and how he achieved the American dream with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Longoria says the primary subject of the biopic is “opportunity is not distributed equally.” Longoria’s full remark can be read underneath:
“I think probably the greatest challenge was making sure we stayed consistent with the topic of the movie, which is opportunity is not distributed equally. And when that happens, you have to work twice as hard and twice as long and be twice as great. And you still have to persevere and the story is so many things. It’s rags to riches, it’s American dream 101, it’s about perseverance, it’s about the longshot. However, at the day’s end, it’s also about one person’s perspective and struggle within themselves. So it’s a beautiful, beautiful biopic.”
These challenges have just been amplified by the accusations that Montañez embellished how involved he was in creating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Longoria acknowledges these accusations, and while she immovably stands by Montañez, she stated that the claims have simply added to the list of difficulties in filming. Her need in making this biopic was staying “authentic” to the genuine story, which she believed she has done, as well as represent Montañez’s and the Mexican-American people group’s successes.