Do you ever think about how two seemingly similar people can go in two completely different directions on the path of life?
Kind of deep, I know. But, let me bring it back to the shallow end for ya.
I’m not talking about anything or anyone of any importance here (shocking I know for this website), I’m talking about two actors/performers.
When I was a kid, I loved movies that had musical numbers. What kid doesn’t? Somehow on the endless cycle of cable television, I found myself hooked on 2 movies in particular. The 1987 classic La Bamba, about the metoric rise and untimely death of Ritchie Valens and the 1997 classic Selena, about the metoric rise and untimely death of Selena Peres.
These movies popped up in a conversation I was having the other day and it got me thinking. What the hell happened to Lou Diamond Phillips? And why is JLo so popular?
See, those were the 2 stars of those movies. LDP playing Ritchie, JLo playing Selena. Although these movies came out a decade apart, they are nearly identical in story line. Aside from the fact that Ritchie dies in a plane crash and Selena is murdered, they are virtually the same movie about the successful, short-lived careers of Hispanic singers.