Bad Bunny continues to break barriers across the media industry. On Tuesday (March 28), TIME magazine’s first-ever Spanish-language cover went live with Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio as the cover star.
Dressed in a black coat designed by Willy Chavarria with a large, white flower accessory on his lapel, Bad Bunny is photographed standing on his side with his left hand on his hip and his right hand covered in rings, holding a gold crucifix around his neck. The title of the profile: “El Mundo De Bad Bunny.”
A quote from the article is also featured on the cover: “No voy a hacer otra cosa para que a ti te guste.” (“I’m not going to do something else for you to like it.”) The “it,” in this case, is his music.
During the interview with TIME, when asked about his upcoming title role in the Sony-Marvel superhero movie El Muerto, Bad Bunny told the publication that no filming had occurred yet. According to TIME, Benito’s publicist stated the film was “at a standstill” but later said it was actually “in development.”
Bad Bunny joked about the role: “Maybe they’ll switch me out for Pedro Pascal.”
Later in the interview, Bad Bunny talked about “losing… opportunities” because he’s not fluent in English. It’s something that he hopes to remedy sooner than later. “I didn’t care about [learning] English,” he said. “But now, I think I care.” This take differs from his past statements, in which he’s said he’s not changing his work to fit English-language fans.
This new interest in learning English could mean he’ll speak it in his El Muerto role — or perhaps a mix of English and Spanish. We’ll have to wait and see what the project holds. The last update we received from the project was that Mexican director Jonás Cuarón was taking it on.