Becky G is breaking boundaries as the first openly gay Ranger in the new ‘Power Rangers’ movie. HollywoodLife.com got the chance to talk to the actress/singer at the movie’s premiere about making history and what ‘Power Rangers’ means to her!
“For me [playing the first openly gay superhero], it is super important, I mean Power Rangers has always been about equality, diversity, and unity,” Becky G, 20, told HollywoodLife.com at the Power Rangers premiere in Los Angeles on March 22. “And how can we make a movie about the people without acknowledging people being people and especially a coming of age story. I feel that the story is the same story a lot of people who are going to be watching this movie are going through, whether it is from the OG fans or the newer generation that will be introduced. So to me, I am very proud!”
Power Rangers is the first superhero movie to feature a LGBT protagonist. Becky’s character, Trini/Yellow Ranger, begins to question her sexuality in the second act of the movie. “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” director Dean Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
The movie, which is out March 24, also stars Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger), Bryan Cranston (Zordon), and Bill Hader (Alpha 5).
HollywoodLife.com also learned from Becky that she’s totally open to do more Power Rangers movies. “If it’s with this cast, I’d do a million Power Rangers movies,” she told us. YAS! Bring it on, Becky!
HollywoodLifers, are you glad that Power Rangers is finally introducing an LGBT superhero? Let us know!