William Levy is heating up movie screens with his film “Addicted” and the LatinTRENDS cover in October. In the film based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Levy plays Latin Lover Quinton Canosa.
ADDICTED is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.
Levy spoke to LatinTRENDS in an exclusive interview about what captivated him to take on the role of Quinton, a talented painter who seduces a married woman.
LatinTRENDS: You are starring in “Addicted” which is to be released October 10th. What was it like working on the thriller film and filming those sexy scenes?
William Levy: It was a challenge for me. It’s always kind of difficult doing these kinds of scenes, but you gotta do what you gotta do. And this character, the way he sees Zoe, the way he touches her and the way he talks to her, it’s a different way. This guy has an unknown past, a kind of dark past that people don’t know. Hes going to make her go through a path that’s going to be really hard for her so I can’t tell you about that. That’s where the twist comes.
LT: You have many upcoming films to be released in 2015. Can you talk about those projects?
WL: We have “Term Life,” we have “A Change of Heart” and “The Veil.” “The Veil,” I play a warrior, it’s a very fun character. I had a lot of fun doing this character. He’s a guy who has revenge for the death of his family and he has a vendetta for that. It’s an action movie so we had a lot of fighting scenes.
After that movie we have “Term Life” with Vince Vaughn. I had the chance to play a drug dealer, a Mexican narco. It was kind of fun. I like doing different things. I don’t like getting tired, getting bored. I don’t like getting my audience bored or tired of my work. I like doing different things for me and for them. And then we have “A Change of Heart,” which is a fun movie, it’s a romantic comedy.
LT: If your children, Christopher or Kailey said they wanted to go to Hollywood, what would you advise them?
WL: I would say yes, I support them. I want to make sure that’s what they wanna do.
LT: How do you stay in shape?
WL: Playing sports actually. If I tell you the truth you won’t believe me. I eat a lot! I eat everything so I don’t have a diet. I eat rice and beans, I eat pasta and I eat all that. I thank God because I have a very fast metabolism and I play sports it makes it faster so I’m always playing sports. I’m always playing with my kids. I’m always running with them. That’s really the reason why I stay in shape. If I don’t eat rice and beans and pasta I think I’ll get really skinny.
LT: What do you attribute your success to?
WL: The fact that I was born in Cuba and raised in Cuba. I don’t need more motivation than that to do something in life. I thank God everyday for giving me the opportunity to do what I like to do and being able to do it in the USA which is the best country in the world. I thank God everyday for that.