John Leguizamo says "hell no" to seeing the Super Mario Bros. movie, upset with lack of Latin inclusion
Back in November, actor John Leguizamo, who portrayed Luigi in the 1993 live-action Mario movie, shared that he wasn’t happy with the upcoming animated take on Mario. Leguizamo wanted to see an actor of color in the role of Luigi, as the directors of the 1993 movie fought hard to get Leguizamo in that role. Fast-forward to the launch of the Super Mario Bros. animated movie and Leguizamo hasn’t changed his mind.
TMZ spoke to Leguizamo on the street to ask him once again if he’d be checking out the Super Mario Bros. movie, and his answer this time echoed what he said months ago.
“No I will not be watching Super Mario Bros. They could have included a Latin character like I… I was groundbreaking and they stopped the groundbreaking. They messed up the inclusion. They disincluded.”
Leguizamo shares a couple more quick thoughts on the situation in general, and then at the end of the interview when he’s asked one more time about seeing the movie, he answers very firmly with a, ‘hell no.’