Filming Flamin’ Hot, the biopic on Flamin’ Hot Cheetos creator Richard Montanez, has come with some challenges, according to director Eva Longoria. Longoria got her start in Hollywood as an actress. She is best known for her 8-year stint on Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle Solis. The actress applied the hoof she had in the door of Hollywood to become a producer and director. She has executive produced Devious Maids, Telenovela, and more and used her busines to raise up Mexican-Americans artists.

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Now, as Longoria steersFlamin’ Hot, she faces new challenges. While speaking with Variety, she says one of the challenges was how red-hot it was filming at the height of summer in New Mexico. Aside from the forecast, she wanted to “stay true to the theme of the movie.” While witness might think a movie named after Cheetos wouldn’t be that deep, the movie reportedly has a really heartfelt sense. It tells the rags to riches legend of Montanez and how he achieved the American dream with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Longoria says the primary theme of the biopic is “opportunity is not administered equally.” Longoria’s full observation can be read below 😛 TAGEND

“I think probably the greatest challenge was fixing sure we stayed true to the theme of the movie, which is opportunity is not strewed similarly. And when that happens, you have to work twice as hard and twice as long and be twice as good. And you still have to persevere and the storey is so many things. It’s cloths to riches, it’s American dream 101, it’s about dedication, it’s about the underdog. But at the end of the day, it’s too about one person’s perspective and struggle within themselves. So it’s a beautiful, beautiful biopic.”

These challenges have only been amplified by the accusations that Montanez embellished how involved he was in creating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Longoria accepts these accusations, and while she securely stands by Montanez, she stated that the claims have only added to the list of rigors in filming. Her priority in making this biopic was staying “authentic” to the true story, which she felt she has done, as well as represent Montanez’s and the Mexican-American community’s successes.

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Source: Variety

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