SeFija!’s Angela Ortíz sits down with the stars in an exclusive interview about their latest project
Héctor Echavarría is a fighter–in more ways than one. He made his name in his homeland of Argentina in 1969, where he started his martial arts training at the age of 4 and his competitive career at the age of 14. He’s been an international kickboxing sensation ever since.
Echavarría got in front of the camera for the first time just a few years later, in an episode of Miami Vice. By age 20 he was making action pictures, and for the last few years he’s been in Hollywood, working as an actor, a writer and a producer. One way or another, he’s got more than a dozen movies under his belt, from Cradle 2 Grave to Never Surrender, Hell’s Chain, and Death Warrior; about one a year or more since 2009.
Right now he’s busy getting Chavez: Cage of Glory into movie theaters, working as writer, producer, director, distributor and star, alongside well-recognized Latino stars like Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan, Scarface) who plays his brother and Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy, Machete).
We sat down with Echavarría and Bauer upstairs of the old Vagabond, now known as the Hayworth, in the historic Wilshire corridor of Los Angeles. We talked about all the hats he’s wearing for Chavez: Cage of Glory, the first independently Latino produced film to screen at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. It’s an achievement that he and his other producers are very proud of.
We had a chance to have a little conversation with Steven Bauer as well; we spoke about his role in Chavez: Cage of Glory, Ray Donovan, and other projects and his plans for the future.
Chavez: Cage of Glory, is the first of seven films planned from Destiny Entertainment. It opens September 13.
Enjoy the conversations and trailer below: