Mateo Aris is NOTHING like his character in ‘First Girl I Loved,’ and it was pretty tough for him to get on-board with portraying the part! The actor dished about his role at the Sundance Film Festival, and admitted it was totally out of his comfort zone. Watch here!
First Girl I Loved is just one of many incredible films that premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and one of the movie’s stars, Mateo Arias, admitted to being pretty challenged by his role as Clifton. Watch the interview with Mateo, his two co-stars and director Kerem Senga here!
Mateo’s character, Clifton is best friends with a girl named Anne in the movie, but he doesn’t find out she’s a lesbian until she starts dating one of the school’s star female athletes named Sasha. Clifton doesn’t know how to cope with learning this about his BFF, and he “lashes out” in unexpected ways, according to Kerem.
“I read the script and I loved everything except for the role of Clifton becuase he was so diametrically opposite to what I was,” Mateo explained. “But I met with Kieram and he kind of made me come to the realization that if i’m going to be an actor, then I need to come out of my comfort zone.”
So, what did Mateo think when he saw the finished product? Check out the video above to find out!
HollywoodLifers, does First Girl I Loved peak your interest? Do you think you’ll check it out?