Bad Bunny is taking a leap.
Next year, the recording artist will officially become an actor. He’s making his acting debut in Narcos: Mexico Season 3.
The Netflix original series just previewed Season 3 a few weeks back. Now it’s getting a list of actors.
Bad Bunny, whose actual name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, will play the role of Arturo “Kitty” Paez. The character is a member of Ramon Arellano Felix’s (Manuel Masalva) gang called Narco Juniors.
According to a press release, this isn’t a normal gang. Indeed, this group is comprised of a bunch of “rich, well-connected kids from upper society who fell in with the cartel life for the money, drugs and violence.”
Bad Bunny is just one of the casting updates for the series. Luis Gerardo Méndez will play Victor Tapia, a Juarez cop. Meanwhile, Alberto Guerra will step into the role of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, a drug trafficker. Finally, Luisa Rubino will play Andrea Nuñez, a journalist.
Bad Bunny Headlines Changes
New hires aren’t the only changes for Narcos: Mexico. The rapper taking on a new career is just part of the big news. Perhaps the biggest news of all is that star Diego Luna won’t return as Felix Gallard. However, the majority of the well-established cast are returning.
Interestingly, it appears Season 3 will focus on the smaller offshoots. Indeed it seems we’ll get a totally different look at the “drug war.” Instead of law enforcement’s angle on taking on Felix’s cartel, it will be the smaller gangs vying for power at the center of the new season.
Just how big a role Bad Bunny has in the series is a mystery. With this being his first acting job, it stands to reason he’ll be a minor character. However, his visibility in the music community could lead to a bigger role than first expected.
Rapper Breaks Stereotypes
The Puerto Rican superstar isn’t new to breaking the mold. He recently talked about his efforts to shatter stereotypes.
He told E! News Online he breaks those stereotypes through everything he does. That includes his fashion, songs, and music videos.
“It honestly feels good because I’m using my impact for something positive,” he said. “To lead so many people just by the way I live, by being myself… to motivate people to be free and liberated to be themselves, it feels good. Any time you can make someone feel good, it’s the best thing. It’s infectious, and that’s how you end up feeling good yourself.”
Indeed, he appears ready to break another stereotype. Recording artists don’t have the best track record in making the leap to acting. However, Bad Bunny could change that on the popular Netflix original series. We’ll just have to see whether he can pull it off.
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