From “La rosa de Guadalupe” to Hollywood: the Mexican teenager who makes his leading role alongside Clint Eastwood


Eduardo Minett made a great leap in his career at his young age (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)
Eduardo Minett made a great leap in his career at his young age (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)

Who is happy to see a dream come true at his young age is Mexican actor Eduardo Minett, who this next September 16 will debut on the screens of several countries with the American film Cry Male, genre film western directed and acted by the legend Clint Eastwood.

The film marks Eduardo’s first foray into international production, an achievement that the 15-year-old is satisfied with. Chosen by Eastwood himself, who received several videocastings of adolescent Mexican actors, Eduardo says he is happy with the result of the project.

And it is that the adolescent He has worked in the Mexican entertainment industry since he was very young, Around the age of six, he began appearing in short films, to later dabble in projects of Televisa.

At 15, the actor will soon move to the United States to improve his English and seek new acting opportunities (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)
At 15, the actor will soon move to the United States to improve his English and seek new acting opportunities (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)

Eduardo has been seen by the public in unitary programs such as The rose of Guadalupe, where he acted in the chapters “The first kiss” and “The mission”, among others, As the saying goes, and also in the soap opera Dad to every mother, so it already has certain tables in the acting field in the country.

For his arrival in “the big leagues of cinema”, the young man was invited to participate in the casting through an American “castinera” company, and with the help of a coach acting, and having already read the libretto, he prepared his audition with which he could pass the filters until he got the role of “Rafo”, a Mexican teenager with a past of family violence.

Eduardo Minett was relieved by the hospitality of Clin Eastwood, who chose him from among several candidates for the role of "Rafo" (Photo: Warner Bros)
Eduardo Minett was relieved by the hospitality of Clin Eastwood, who chose him among several candidates for the role of “Rafo” (Photo: Warner Bros)

“The casting It was carried out last year, in times of pandemic, and the actors are always doing tests, now with this modality, so I did my videocasting, it was sent and a month later They called me to tell me that Clint had selected me for the movie and it was a very great emotion, “said the actor to The reporter.

The selection process for "Rafo" It was through videocastings that Eduardo Minett prepared with an acting coach (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)
The selection process for “Rafo” was through videocastings that Eduardo Minett prepared together with an acting coach (Photo: Instagram @ eduardominett)

About his relationship with the iconic Hollywood actor, who at 91 years of age is still active in the industry, the Mexican teenager uncovered that managed to establish a close relationship and even allowed him to freely develop the characteristics of his character.

“As for me, I was given the script, I prepared my character with my coach, and arriving at set The first thing Clint talked to me about was ‘Rafo’. He told me ‘it’s yours, build it and enjoy it’. So he gave me that freedom to be able to explore the character. In the film we see how ‘Rafo’ and ‘Mike’ during the trip create a very beautiful relationship, and it was something that also happened between Clint as the filming time went by, we were building a very beautiful friendship, it was to arrive, greet each other with a hug and share many experiences ”, he said.

It is the 39th film directed by Clint Eastwood, and his great return to the western genre (Photo: Warner Bros)
It is the 39th film directed by Clint Eastwood, and his great return to the western genre (Photo: Warner Bros)

Cry Male, production of Warner Bros. follows the journey of a former rodeo and horse breeding star, Mike (Clint Esatwood), who travels from Texas to Mexico in search of Rafo, a Mexican boy, whose father commissioned him to tear him from the arms of his alcoholic and abusive mother to reunite with him.

Set in 1978, and with the participation of Yoakam, Fernanda Urrejola, Sebestien Soliz, Horacio García Rojas, Ana Rey, Brytnee Ratledge and Paul Lincoln Alayo, the film, number 39 directed by Eastwood, It will be released in several countries and then become part of the catalog of the HBO Max platform. “It was a shower of emotions from the first moment that I knew I was going to be in a movie with him, I was with him for two months and it was an emotion, but also some nerves… one of the good ones, because it was knowing that I was going to to arrive in a new country and with new people ”, added the adolescent.

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