In the Heights Cast Pushing HARD for a SEQUEL and Already Has Ideas About What’s Next! (Exclusive)

‘In the Heights’ stars Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Stephanie Beatriz and director Jon M. Chu open up to ET’S Deidre Behar ahead of the movie musical’s release in theaters and on HBO Max June 10. The cast reveals they’re pushing hard to do a sequel, which would allow them to return to their beloved roles. Grace, Barrera and Chu share their ideas about what a sequel would explore and where their characters would be in the future. Smits reflects on his powerful father-daughter on-screen relationship with Grace, and praises her hard work while preparing for her debut film performance. Above all, the cast insists they’re most excited to share the movie and its cultural impact with fans. Beatriz, Grace, Smits, Barrera and Chu all speak to the importance of representation on screen and why they feel a responsibility to amplify Latinx stories in Hollywood.

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