This Social Media Star Just Landed A Surreal Movie Deal… Here’s How He Did It.
Matthew Espinosa is about to make his feature film debut, and that means that ladies (and gentlemen) everywhere are about to go nuts for this promising young star and total stud. He's the star of a new film called "Be Somebody," in which he plays a teen idol on the same level as Justin Bieber (but who, of course, longs for a bit of normalcy). As it's his first film Espinosa is hoping it will be a blockbuster -- and surely, his fans are, too.
Sounds exciting, right? Well, it would be exciting if we knew the answer to one little question: Who is Matthew Espinosa?
Apparently, he's a major Vine star -- so that means anyone under the age of 20 probably already knows about him. For the rest of us, we've put together a little collection of info on the actor, who just may well be the next rising star. See more about his new movie, and who he is (the person, not the character) below.
#1. He's a Vine star that wanted to make his debut in a very specific kind of film.
"[I knew] the kind of movie I wanted to do first," he said in an interview. "I didn't want to start my movie career off with some bloody, gut-wrenching movie where I'm a murderer. One day maybe I might get into that type of stuff, but I definitely wanted to start my acting career off with something lighthearted."
#2. He really does look a lot like Justin Bieber.
Makes sense that he'd be doing a movie about a Bieber sort, as Espinosa is basically a dead ringer for the pop star.
#3. Despite the resemblance, Justin Bieber didn't actually inspire his character.
"I looked at a multitude of celebrities that kind of had a play in Jordan," he said. "I feel like a majority of celebrities feel how Jordan feels when it comes to stress. I don't think I can narrow it down to one person overall. Jordan relates to many people."
#4. In fact, he has a lot of idols.
Espinosa is quoted as saying that guys like Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith have definitely inspired him throughout his career.
#5. Once, he took Drake to prom -- no, not that Drake.
He certainly didn't have a normal teen experience, but during a one-day break between a trip to Dubai and work in Los Angeles, he stopped by Virginia to do something special for a friend. Here's the story in his words: "I texted my friend Travis like, 'Yo, do you know anyone who doesn't have a date yet? I'm trying to get a ticket.' He was like, 'Drake!' I was expecting a girl, but, yeah, that's fine. I was just going to hit up any of my friends that were still going, like, 'Hey, do you wanna go as friends?' But my friend Drake, he and his girlfriend broke up and it was like a week away from prom and he wasn't finding a date, so I was like, 'Yo, Drake, take me to prom!' He was like, 'Done!'"
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