Before she was pop star Becky G with hits such as “Becky from the Block”, and “Sola”. She was Rebecca Gomez a teenager living in her grandparents garage .Who decided to take a chance by posting a video on Social Media which caught the attention of Hollywood, and launched her into superstardom.
Currently Becky G is making her movie debut in the action packed Power Rangers as Trini the Yellow Power Ranger.
Her is my exclusive interview with Becky G for Latinaology.com
Latinaology – Your story is such an inspiring one, you have gone from Rags to Riches – How has this shaped you into the person you are today?
Becky G– It’s funny because even though a lot has changed, I feel a lot has not changed at all, in a way, I have a passion for music and entertaining people. And the fact that I get to do this on a major scale, the platform just keep getting bigger and bigger. It is been truly a blessing for me , and it took me living in my grandparents garage to realize that, if you truly want to make a change it has to comes within. You don’t necessarily need the right contacts, money,just be yourself , and when the time is right all things will work out. I’m glad I never gave up.
Latianology – We all struggle through hardships but instead of going into the” pobrecita de mi ” mode you decided to create opportunity, based on that decision how has that changed your life?
Becky G– It has been awesome! that decision is up to you. I felt that in that moment, (I am the oldest of 4 kids) I had responsibilities to be an example and to show as we Latinos say Si se Puede, anything is possible. One of my brothers is autistic and he’s my hero , my inspiration also the reason that even though I had all these odds against me. I was just going to go for it. I never once thought this is not going to work out. And I’m so grateful to my parents for supporting me,although we were not in the best financial situation, they never that be a factor in following my dreams, again this is just a huge blessing.
Latinaology –Hablas Español?/ Do you speak Spanish?
Si, no lo hablo perfecto. In my house we spoke English but with my grandparents I spoke in Spanish. So I speak Spanglish.
Latinaology – Novela’s in the future ?
I love Novelas use to watch them with my grandparents, although when I recorded my first single in Spanish “Sola” the video was shot in a Novela style.
Latinaology – You been able to work and perform along Latino A- listers , Who’s your inspiration?
Definitively JLO, a lot of Latinas look up to her she is a Boss. Not only in the music industry, she is an amazing mother, daughter and she’s gone through some hardships in her life. But look at what’s she’s accomplished. I have worked with her and was taken how she always shakes everyone’s hand, has a smile for everyone. She is lives a fulfilled and happy life.
Latinaology- Your first movie and it’s an iconic series Power Rangers – tell us about playing Trini the Yellow Power Ranger?
Becky G – She is so much like me in a weird way, I’m so glad I got to play Trini she is a hard cookie, self-made. I think what is special about her , is that she doesn’t want to love everyone, is very selective of who she lets into her life. But as she begin to trust, her walls come down.
Latianology- Do you see yourself doing more movies?
Becky G – I hope so, more action roles and as the hopeless romantic that I am, for sure romantic movies.
Latinaology – What message do you have for the young Latinos with no contacts, no means, whom want to break into Hollywood?
Becky G – Don’t let your circumstances define you. I would say don’t put yourself in a box, you can do anything . Tap into your talent ,and run with it and be unapologetic yourself, believe in yourself and all you need is one door to open.
We could not agree more!!
Becky G’s new movie Power Rangers is in a theater near you!
Sinopsis Power Rangers
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Until next time,