Gloria Estefan teases Latinx-centric 'Father of the Bride' remake: 'The script is so funny'

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Gloria Estefan is already bubbling over with excitement to be in the "Father of the Bride" remake, which will focus on Latinx families.

The "Conga" singer raved about her upcoming project in a new interview, admitting she was hooked the moment she first read the script.

Speaking with "Entertainment Tonight," Estefan, 63, explained she read the script while filming her new show, "Red Table Talk: The Estefans," and moved around her filming schedule to be a part of the movie because she thought the concept was so good.

"I got a beautiful email with a letter from the director telling me how much he really wanted me in this role," Estefan recalled. "And then they sent me the script and when I read it, I go, 'I have to do this! It's so good!'"

The "Father of the Bride" remake follows a Cuban American family, whose daughter is marrying into a Mexican American family.

PHOTO: Steve Martin walking down the aisle with Kimberly Williams-Paisley in a scene from the film 'Father Of The Bride,' 1991. (Archive Photos/Touchstone via Getty Images FILE)
PHOTO: Steve Martin walking down the aisle with Kimberly Williams-Paisley in a scene from the film 'Father Of The Bride,' 1991. (Archive Photos/Touchstone via Getty Images FILE)

The three-time Grammy winner called the story "very heartwarming."

"The comedy is really, really well written and I think it's got a really beautiful message too," she continued. "The groom is Mexican and his family's Mexican, and there's the Cuban side of the bride. ... Hopefully [it will] celebrate cultures in a wonderful, warm, deep way that doesn't stick to stereotypes."

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Added Estefan, "A film should be good no matter what culture is being talked about, and that makes me happy because hopefully people will identify with it."

Estafan is also delighted to be married to Andy Garcia in the film, as she laughed, "Imagine me! I get to finally be with Andy. ... And the script is so funny."

The original "Father of the Bride," starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short, came out in 1991.

Gloria Estefan teases Latinx-centric 'Father of the Bride' remake: 'The script is so funny' originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

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