Mexican-American actor Ryan Guzman is dancing his way onto the big screen in the fourth installment of the Step Up dance movie franchise Step Up: Revolution.
Guzman, 25, plays Sean, a member of a “dance mob” that orchestrates flash mobs in Miami and try to gain notoriety through a YouTube contest. This contest could possibly be the start of a new and better life for Sean and his group. Sean meets Emily, his boss’ daughter and they dance their way into each other’s hearts. Sean also finds out Emily’s father is working to destroy and transform his beloved Miami neighborhood.
The fighter-turned-actor-turned-dancer is the son of a Mexican-born father and a California-born white mother.
“She’s a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl,” he told the Huffington Post. Laughing, “She’s a whitey.”
Interestingly, Guzman said he landed the leading role in the film without any real dance experience. However, his7 years of martial arts training and his family’s love of salsa music helped him prepare.
“I grew up in a big ol’ Latin family, so that’s all the music we used to play—salsa music. We’d always dance and have fun. You know how families get down, man! We just had fun with it.”
Be sure to check out Ryan Guzman’s moves in Step Up: Revolution which opened in theaters today.