Becky G is taking the world by storm in Saban’s Power Rangers movie as the Yellow Ranger Trini. She stopped by the J-14 offices to give us all the scoop about her new character — being the first openly gay superhero — and why she thinks the complexities of each of the rangers will be inspiring for teenagers who will be watching the film when it hits theaters March 24.
“I feel like all the characters are dealing with some kind of self-conflict. For me, in real life, it was always trying to find my purpose. Why am I here, where do I fit in, what am I going to do with my life? And I feel like all of the characters are going through that, especially my character Trini dealing with identity issues and figuring out who she is and being confused about that,” Becky told J-14.
“I felt like it was done in such a great way because the truth is you don’t wake up and go ‘I know who I am, I know what I’m into and I know exactly where I’m going.’ I feel like it’s a process and you have to go through things and meet certain people that bring things out of you. I feel that’s what’s going to happen in this movie and I feel like that’s what everyone is going to relate to because it’s a true reflection of the audience that’s going to be watching the movie.”
Spoiler alert. In the movie, it is revealed that Becky’s character keeps her distance from her family so that they are not too concerned with her relationships and her love life, hinting that instead of boy problems she has “girlfriend troubles.” Though it is not talked about more throughout the film, this took everyone as a surprise because it is the first time a Power Ranger, or superhero, is openly gay in a movie, but Becky does not understand why it is such a big deal in 2017.
“I think it’s something really beautiful. To me, it makes me sad that it is such a big deal because I feel like it could have been done such a long time and it makes me really proud,” she told TMZ.
As far as her personal love life goes, Becky seems to have it all figured out. The singer is currently in a loving relationship with soccer player Sebastian Lletget and she met him through her ‘Rangers’ co-star Naomi Scott during the time they filmed the movie.
“RJ [Cyler] and the whole cast kind of saw me fall in love for the first time. And meeting my soul sister, Naomi who played cupid with my boyfriend. When I look back at this movie it’s definitely going to be something to look back on.”
Watch the clip of our interview with the Power Rangers stars below.