CELIA FERNANDEZ • JULY 22, 2016 • 1:39PM
Carlos Ponce is getting back to the big screen with his new role in Ice Age: Collision Course. Ponce voices the all mighty hilarious Mariachi Beaver that is seen sporadically throughout the movie. We spoke to the hunk all about it and he even revealed what animated movies and shows his kids love to watch. Don't forget to catch the movie out in theaters July 22.
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Talk to me about the character you voice in Ice Age: Collision Course.
It’s so much fun. It’s a little intervention because he pops up and every now to drop a little humor in whatever situation they’re in and he does it with his guitar and his little mariachi band. It’s a beaver. I like the fact that the movie is all inclusive. If we’re going to bring all ranges of animals, let’s bring all dialects too.
What is your favorite movie form the Ice Age franchise?
I think these people always find a way to surprise you. They’re always very good at bringing something new and something great with each movie. They’re different and it’s hard to pick one. It has to be this one because I’m in it.
What would you say was your favorite animated movie or show growing up?
I’ve never stopped. [Laughs] I still watch Phineas and Ferb. I like the ones that are well written and smart. I obviously watch a lot with my kids. Growing up, that’s going to age me [Laughs], Messenger, G.I. Joe, Jetsons Meet the Flintstones were a lot of fun. I was in Puerto Rico and I watching them in Spanish were a lot of funnier. I’ve done a few of these movies and when you’re growing up and you’re watching these things and then you get a chance to, it’s amazing.
What are some of your kid’s favorite animated movies or shows?
They watch SpongeBob and The Simpsons. That wasn’t a show that I let them watch before but eventually they grew into them. Now they kind of outgrew most of them. When it comes to the movies they watch them all.
If you could be any animated character in any movie, who would you be?
I’d like to try my hand at playing a super hero. I wouldn’t mind being a superhero with no powers like Iron Man, with so much money I wouldn’t need super powers because I could make my own. Batman’s always cool, “I’m Batman.” I don’t think there’s ever been a Latin Superhero and any of these movies so let’s do it.
What do you want your fans to get out of the movie?
I know my fans are always following all these things because I’m always posting stuff. So the fact they know the story from the beginning is great. I posted when I was in the studio, recording but wasn’t able to tell them which role. I keep them very well informed so by the time they see the final project I just want to get their reactions and hopefully they all go out there and watches y nos apoya, which is what we all need to do as a community as Latinos in general.
What else are you working on right now?
I’m working on a romantic comedy for Telemundo called Silvana Sin Lana and we premiered last night and we kicked butt. I’m also on the fourth season of Devious Maids. I’m very bad. It’s very bad. In episode one you don’t know it but by episode two you know the guy is bad.
Can you talk to me a more about the show on Telemundo?
It’s a romantic comedy, it’s a lot of fun. I’m very involved in it, in a lot of aspects. In production and music. In music I wrote the main song, and I involved some of the actors that play co-protagonists kids in helping me with the main song. They sing with me in the chorus. It’s called “Que Bonito Es Lo Bonito.” It’s a very colloquial Mexican phrase. We’re very psyched because very rarely do we get the chance to do some comedy in Spanish television at least in U.S Hispanic Market. We’re very excited we tried this out and it went really well.