Why Melissa Barrera was comfortable that ‘In The Heights’ failed at field workplace

Why Melissa Barrera was happy that 'In The Heights' failed at box office

“Scream 6” star Melissa Barrera shot to fame by starring within the musical “In The Heights,” however she’s truly grateful it didn’t achieve this sizzling on the field workplace.

“I’m a agency believer in manifesting issues into existence, and ‘Within the Heights’ was a type of issues,” the 32-year-old Mexican actress informed People. “That’s the present the place I belong — the primary time that I ever noticed those who regarded like me on a Broadway stage.”

The film was directed by John M. Chu and is an adaption of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2005 stage play.

Whereas the film solely grossed $45 million at the box office towards a $55 million price range, it opened in June 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It was when Barrera was in Vancouver throughout quarantine earlier than filming her Netflix collection “Hold Respiration” that she discovered the film tanked on the field workplace.

The Mexican actress currently starred in
The Mexican actress at present starred in “Scream 6” as Samantha Carpenter.
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She admitted that her isolation made taking within the field workplace numbers even tougher for her.

“It actually affected me,” she admitted. “[But] it additionally taught me an enormous lesson — that I’ve no management over what occurs when a film comes out or when a present comes out.”

“The one factor I’ve management over is my expertise and my emotions whereas making it and if I’m pleased with it. I can not let the celebrities not aligning, or no matter is occurring with the world, take that away from me,” the “Vida” alum added.

Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera as sisters Tara and Samatha Carpenter in 2023's
Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera as sisters Tara and Samatha Carpenter in 2023’s “Scream 6.”
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She additionally revealed that the expertise helped her acquire a brand new perspective on her appearing profession and it allowed her to maintain expectations low.

“Think about if [‘In the Heights’] had been successful and all the things had been unimaginable and it made a billion {dollars} on the field workplace — after which my subsequent film flopped,” she mentioned.

Barrera continued: “That might have been, I believe, tougher… I’m so grateful that my life has been precisely because it has been.”

Following her breakout efficiency in “In The Heights,” she scored the lead in 2022’s “Scream 5,” portraying Samantha Carpenter.

Barrera reprised the function on this yr’s “Scream 6” and nonetheless defeated Ghostface within the latest installment of the slasher franchise.

She additionally spoke to the outlet about how her character developed between the 2 movies, saying: “Within the fifth [movie], [the cast was] thrown into the ring, and it’s chaos. I’m very comfortable that we get to know Sam just a little bit extra within the sixth film.”

“I used to be like, ‘She’s such an attention-grabbing character as a result of she has so many demons that may be — if the writers and administrators need — explored and result in a really attention-grabbing problem for me. Within the sixth one, [they] take her in that path. I really feel very comfortable about that,” she mentioned.