Melissa Barrera thought there was ‘no way’ she would be cast as Carmen

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Melissa Barrera thought there was “no way” she would be cast in ‘Carmen.’ The 32-year-old actress stars in the title role of big screen adaptation of the Frank Wildhorn musical – which is a modern-day reimagining of the classical opera about the love life of a gypsy girl against a military backdrop – but was convinced that director Ben Millepied “hated” her upon their first meeting. She said: “Our first meeting was super interesting. I already knew of Benjamin’s work. I knew he had choreographed Black Swan and I had Googled him, and I knew his talent as a choreographer. And when I met him, we …

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