-How you doing, Anthony? Nice to see you. Hello. -Hi. Jasmine.
-Jasmine, I'm Ryan. You guys look great. You're ready!
This is festive. -Thanks. You know, I was just trying to match you, brother.
-Yeah. Well, I got a long way to go.
So Broadway fans know you from "Hamilton."
We were just talking with Lin about this role you've got coming up.
He said you're a movie star. He said, "The guy is a movie star."
This summer, "In the Heights" is in theaters.
Did he -- did he give you specific direction or guidance from day one?
Did he set the tone in any way for you?
-I think, you know, Lin -- Lin told me a quote one time.
He said -- I cracked a joke and I thought I was a little, like -- like, I was like, "Oh, that's kind of hood.
I should probably change the way I speak."
And Lin said, "Papa, you never need to change the way you speak.
You just got to make sure people understand you." -Wow.
-And I-I-I'll never forget that quote. -So true and authentic.
-Just be honest. Just be who you are and be honest.
And -- and he just kind of let me do my thing on set.
-I can't wait to see it. It's 130-something days we were just saying.
It'll go by fast, I'm sure. -Yeah, it's gonna go by so fast, too fast.
You know, the cast, we're all on the text chain, like,
"We don't want this to end, we don't want this to end," but we know that this is the last stretch.
-You heard it here first, he's a movie star. -Yeah, well, thanks.
-Have fun tonight, alright? -Thanks. Thanks, Ryan.
-Good to see you, buddy. -Good to see you, man.
-Good luck. Nice to see you as well. -Thank you. Nice to see you.