Diego Boneta: Just because a movie is made in Hollywood doesn’t make it better

Mexican actor Diego Boneta is enjoying the premiere of “Monster Hunter”, a film that enhances his career in Hollywood, although he assures that the fact that a project is from Hollywood “does not make it better or worse”, since it captures interest his is the quality and variety of the characters.

“I try to be in the best stories, in the best projects. I speak English and I speak Spanish, I want to work with both Hispanic and American directors. Hollywood is neither better nor worse. In the dream of being there, but it is also important to make independent films with important messages “, the actor explained on Tuesday, in an interview given to Efe.

Boneta, known for his role as Luis Miguel in the biographical series Netflix (2018) and for his participation in “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019), finds his place in the mecca of film, but also likes to make Mexican cinema in search of versatility.

“It’s important for me to have a balance in this regard. My dream is to be able to play many different characters in all kinds of movies and not get stuck. As an actor you want to try to be as versatile as possible (…) I love the challenges, “he added.

The film he is now presenting, “Monster Hunter”, released on December 18 from the United States, is another step in the American film industry.

It is an adaptation of a video game of the same name and tells the story of a group of elite soldiers who end up entering a terrible alternative dimension with bloodthirsty monsters hiding.

It is directed by Paul WS Anderson and plays alongside Boneta Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman.


“I had wanted to take action for many years because I’ve loved her since I was a child. I took the whole wave of action very seriously. The memory I have (they filmed it two years ago) is super cute and I’m glad it will be finally released in cinemas., At this moment it is appreciated to be able to see a funny movie “, explained Boneta making sure that before singing and acting he practiced taekwondo.

To film “Monster Hunter”, the team traveled to South Africa and filmed in a 45-degree desert to enter the role and just have to imagine the monster.

That’s why, said the actor, the film was so special for him that he also participated in “Terminator”, but on that occasion there was a green background that the actors had to create based on their imagination.

In addition, he assured that both the director and Jovovich created a very family atmosphere, which turned a very intense and difficult filming into an extremely professional and also very fun job.

Anderson, he said, has a lot of experience in adapting video games to movies – as he did with “Resident Evil” and “Mortal Combat” – and this is due to the seriousness with which he takes his job.

“(Anderson) turns it into a movie for video game fans, they will like it. He took each character very seriously because he is a “geek”, he is a “player” and it was fun to work with someone with such a passion. “Added the Mexican.


In May last year, Boneta announced through his Instagram account that in 2021 the chapters of the second season of “Luis Miguel, the series” will be ready, a production in which his brilliant show took the central place and reached the entire world.

In addition, the actor participated in the award-winning and debated film “New Order” by Michel Franco, about which, he said, he feels very proud and shows that he is always looking for very different roles.

“It’s a very tough, incredible film and it has a very important message,” he said of the jury’s award-winning film at the Venice Film Festival.