Jesse Garcia stars as Richard Montañez in Flamin’ Sizzling, the inspiring true story of how Richard went from a Frito Lay janitor to a profitable businessman. Richard claimed he invented Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos, which have turn into a world snack phenomenon. On the helm of Flamin’ Sizzling was Eva Longoria in her characteristic directorial debut. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Jesse about working alongside Eva.
“Eva and I knew one another in previous lives. That’s the one means I can clarify it,” Jesse mentioned. “We’ve recognized of one another for years however actually didn’t have a dialog till, like even by means of the testing course of. We might have a few couple conversations. After which I booked it, and we knew we had been on the identical web page. We had been making the identical film, which is vital. We had a profound quantity of belief in one another and knew that we weren’t going to betray the film as a result of should you don’t have that, and it occurs on a regular basis, the place the belief goes out the window… There was none of that. She’s some of the particular folks to me.”
By studying Richard’s guide, A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Govt, and filming the movie, Jesse was struck by this “inspirational story a couple of man who went from having actually nothing, having a troublesome younger life, to getting lastly getting employed to be a janitor, after which him and his spouse, Judy, got here up with the new slurry that was the premise of what we now know as Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos. So it was sort of just like the adversarial journey from not a lot to what he’s as we speak.”
He continued, “I didn’t have a lot cash. My mother and father didn’t have a lot cash rising up. I grew up in a small city in Wyoming, and the alternatives weren’t considerable. We did what we needed to do, and I sort of ventured out and knew that there was larger issues on the market and X quantity of years later I’m sitting right here speaking to you.”
Richard additionally has a cameo within the movie. Jesse identified that Richard, his spouse Judy, and their children seem within the park when luggage of Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos are being handed out. A full circle second! Flamin’ Sizzling is now out there on Hulu and Disney+.