We’ve acquired weddings on the brain. Bridal tendencies, natural beauty appears to be like, what to wear as a guest—we’ve coated it all and much more on Who What Wear. And with just one of the most significant nuptial seasons in comprehensive swing, it appears to be only fitting that we are remaining addressed to a new remake of everyone’s favourite marriage movie, Father of the Bride, this month. Cue more than-the-best in-guidelines, an eccentric party planner, and tons of laughs! 

This retelling of the common romantic comedy, which was initial tailored for the display screen in 1950 and again in 1991, centers all-around a Cuban American spouse and children. Adria Arjona performs bride Sofia, and Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan are her overbearing however perfectly-intentioned mother and father, Billy and Ingrid. When Sofia reveals she proposed to her boyfriend Adan (Diego Boneta) and would like something but a common ceremony, her father struggles to arrive to grips with the actuality of her upcoming marriage ceremony. A heartwarming summer time check out, the tale follows the blending of two Latin households. “That, to me, was really intriguing and intriguing simply because we have by no means truly seen the clashes among two Latin American cultures,” Arjona tells us. The actress was in shock when she was approached to be a part of the film that her mom first introduced to her when she was a youthful woman. The marriage of Sofia’s Cuban heritage and Adan’s Mexican heritage manufactured the challenge all the additional captivating to the actress. 

Very last 7 days, Arjona touched down in Miami for the film’s premiere, and we obtained to observe along as she bought prepared for the big purple carpet. The actress surprised in a ’90s-inspired Armani amount, comprehensive with Tiffany & Co. jewels and an easy, glowy magnificence glimpse. We chatted with the actress about her sequinned ensemble and bringing Latin lifestyle to a person of the most beloved films.

Can you tell us a bit about your glimpse for the Miami premiere?

The search for the premiere is this lovely sequin Armani robe, and I seriously like the simplicity of it. When I went for the fitting [at Armani], we in shape a bunch of attire, and none of it was genuinely doing the job for me. So Danielle Goldberg, who is my stylist, and I ended up like, “Can we go in the back again and see what other attire you have?” We went to the back again and observed this dress, and it just felt so Miami and so proper for the film. It has touches of green and this pink and yellow, and it felt quite delighted and joyous and really Miami in this truly straightforward silhouette, like a ’90s slip dress. We dressed it up with the jewellery that Tiffany & Co. was type of more than enough to lend for the night time. I had this lovely necklace and these stunning pink diamond earrings and a pink diamond bracelet that gave it a premiere vibe and kind of shut every thing for us—still allowing for it to be effortless and wonderful but supplying it that excess glamour. 

What are your obtaining-prepared necessities? 

Before this premiere, I experienced a push working day and woke up at 4:30 in the morning, worked all working day undertaking push, and then got all set for the premiere. So when that occurs, I like to do a wonderful face mask. I ice my deal with, and I like to preserve the vitality up mainly because it is such a very long working day. I was sleepy, so I under no circumstances enable it be tranquil. We had been all joking and laughing and listening to audio. I surely put on some Gloria Estefan to put me in the temper. I commonly have a palo santo [candle], which I will light, but I forgot it this time. That is really a lot a ritual of mine. I often put it all over the dress. I essentially did that the working day of my marriage on my actual marriage ceremony gown. I like doing the job with men and women that know me and have labored with me for a even though so I can sense cozy and just permit all the great vibes flow.

Can you tell us about your glam for the night? 

The vibe that we had been experience was quite flowy, practically curly hair. For the reason that of the Miami humidity, it was seriously tricky due to the fact we did not know if we had been heading to go seriously big from the commencing or begin modest and enable the curls do their matter. I in fact liked the way it turned out. It was a blowout that gave me nearly French-lady waves, just like cool and easy. And then for the makeup, we utilised this attractive Lip Ability lipstick, which was like a nude, but it gave a minimal little bit of a pop, and we truly needed [the rest] to be glowy and shimmering. Even however it was a premiere and I was in this lovely robe and jewellery, we needed anything to experience easy, amazing, easy, and timeless. 

What do you have in your purse on a purple carpet?

I ordinarily have these minor deodorant wipes. I understood there was heading to be a great deal of dancing at the conclusion of the night time, and I often like to have those at a premiere for the reason that you get anxious and sweat and stuff. I’ll generally have the lip that I utilized for the appear so I can retouch myself, and I will most likely have a tiny little bit of the concealer. I do not ordinarily powder as the evening goes on. I will likely have Listerine strips, a small bit of fragrance, my cellular phone, ID, and a single credit history card.

What are you most hunting forward to at this premiere?

I consider what I was most energized about for this premiere is I genuinely fell in adore with just about every and each and every solitary human being in this solid and in this crew, from the director to the producers to the actors to the director’s family members to Diego’s family members and Isabel’s family. We all acquired so close that I understood this would be a single of the previous instances that we are all in the identical location at the same time. We experienced the most stunning time. Gloria Estefan did a non-public live performance for us, and Andy Garcia was participating in the drums. It was magical, and I was dancing the salsa. It definitely was this kind of a attractive night time to celebrate these kinds of a specific and beautiful movie.

The initial Father of the Bride came out in 1950, followed by the Steve Martin remake in 1991, and now, we have the 2022 remake. Why do you assume this story has properly spanned generations? 

I assume it’s so universal. I assume that no make a difference where by you put it or how you explain to it … we will for good have relatives associates that have way too numerous views and want to get up in our organization and the full element of traditions. The older generation will generally check out to maintain traditions, [but] the more youthful technology will often try to obstacle them. Which is a theme that is touched in this so significantly. I believe it’s even far more well known [in our film] since now you are talking about a society that you have introduced to another region. You want to maintain it simply because you are so worried that it would slip right by your fingers. For me, it’s always pleasant to view this film and to see that I’m not the only just one likely via this. We all have a mess in our family members, and it’s usually enjoyment to enjoy it and be like, “Oh, my loved ones is actually not too bad” or “Oh my god, that is particularly what my relatives does!” 

You had been a yr outdated when the 1991 movie arrived out. Do you recall when you had been very first released to it?

I do, indeed. My mom grew up in the States, so that’s possibly the rationale why I watched it. But I remember observing it, and I was young so nearly being like, “I wonder what my dad will be like [in this situation]. I marvel how my father will react to this. Or do I want to get married?” I started asking all of these thoughts. It was so funny and experienced so much heart, so when the plan of me remaining in it arrived to play, I was like, “Are you confident? Are you certain you want me? Are you confident you are not generating a miscalculation?” And the simple fact that it was two cultures clashing, it all designed me slide in like with the venture so a great deal more.

This telling of the story centers about a Cuban American loved ones and the mixing of two Latin cultures, Sophia’s Cuban heritage and Adan’s Mexican heritage. Becoming Latina, what was vital for you to see represented in this film?

I feel we’ve normally found a Latin American lady going into an American family members and how that clashes or vice versa. But in this scenario, it’s two Latin American families, and that, to me, was seriously intriguing and attention-grabbing simply because we have by no means actually witnessed the clashes between two Latin American cultures, ideal? And regrettably, to a large amount of individuals all over the earth, they actually do assume that Latin is just one particular matter, and what they never recognize is we have so numerous diverse cultures in just our Latinadad. We have so many different accents, and we are just so different. We are as an American would be distinct to an English man or woman. It’s accent. It’s society. It’s heritage. Which is how unique we are. I’m Puerto Rican, but men and women have reported to me, “But yeah, you are Mexican.” And I’m like, “No, we take in various meals. We speak in different ways. We are an island. We can not be more unique.” It is bothered me for many years, the ignorance that a large amount of individuals have toward Latin American society. So in this film, what I really adore about it is you will see the variations among a Cuban American household and a Mexican family members. But at the exact same time, we’re all human and want the exact items. We all want to be beloved. We all want our family members to get along. We all want a vivid long run in advance of us. So it puts every thing into standpoint. It doesn’t make a difference no matter whether you are Latin, Asian, Black, American, English, European. We can be so unique, but we are even now in the human practical experience.  

You have the final on-display parents in Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan. Can you notify us about your working experience performing with the two of them?

It is so weird to say that I was even operating with Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia. Even expressing that, I’m like, “What?!” Even FaceTimes to speak about both the part or let’s go out to supper, I’m like, “What the fuck?! You are obtaining a FaceTime simply call from Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan.” I would always play it genuinely neat and be like, “Sorry fellas, I got to go. Andy is calling me.” Working with two masters truly sets the floor when you are operating. I hardly ever heard Gloria complain. Our hrs had been wild while filming this film, and she was in 20-inch heels and in no way complained, usually had a recreation encounter on. And you are speaking about an icon. You are sharing room with an icon. It was superior to have a Latin American illustration of what it suggests to be so extremely productive in this small business yet be so humorous and neat and chill. They are each incredible, and they have these a gorgeous friendship. Hunting at them, it is like, oh, you truly can have it all.

At the coronary heart of the story is the romantic relationship in between a father and his daughter. How could you relate to Sofia and Billy’s bond?

She’s a 1st-born youngster I’m also a initial-born boy or girl. I feel my father has always observed me and been like, “Oh, Adria can consider more than the planet.” And there is a great deal of force that he has put on me, which I am so grateful that he has. And Billy does the same issue for Sofia. I imagine Billy pressures her to be a minor more like him, and I assume my father has truly presented me wings and been like, “The world will be your universe if you go discover out who you are.” So that was attention-grabbing in terms of how to take a look at in that. But I consider their bond is truly exclusive, and I have a seriously particular bond with my father. It was genuinely funny when they achieved, [my father and Andy Garcia]. They received to meet up with just about every other, and I was like, “Oh my god, you are truly pretty similar”—Andy and my father, not so much Billy and my dad. And now, Andy has come to be like my next dad in this marketplace. I get to simply call him when I’m thinking about a undertaking. I get to connect with him for tips. He’s been undertaking this for so extended that I’m grateful I’ve gotten virtually like a next dad out of this. 

Sofia isn’t a traditionalist when it comes to her wedding day. How does she assess to you as a bride?

I assume I went again a little little bit to traditions. I was usually that girl that by no means wanted to get married. I was like, “I’m never ever likely to do that. I’m under no circumstances heading to wear a white dress. No, no.” I was pretty a lot like Sofia. And then when we ended up going to get married, I was like, “Oh, I’m only doing this the moment, so I’m going to do it and go all out with it.” I received married in Guatemala, so I went again to my roots and truly was capable to share [my different cultures], like Sofia. She needed to make sure that both equally sides [were represented]. My mother is Puerto Rican, my husband is Puerto Rican, and I’m fifty percent Guatemalan, so in acquiring married in Guatemala, I preferred to introduce the Guatemalans to what the Puerto Rican culture was and the Puerto Ricans to what Guatemalan society was. But I unquestionably had to place my foot down a little little bit and be like, “No, this is my wedding. This is how I want to do it.” Why do mother and father generally want to make it their party? It’s hysterical.

The marriage ceremony planner has develop into such an legendary character in these films. In this a person, Saturday Night time Dwell’s Chloe Fineman plays Sofia’s wedding planner. What do you adore about what she brought to this character?

Just conversing about Chloe presents me goose bumps. I consider she’s excellent. She’s a person of the sweetest people today I’ve ever achieved. I like her and adore her. She introduced the comedy factors of it and created pleasurable of the stereotypes we have and truly went down that hole. I love that selection of hers. It was dangerous, but I believe she does it so effectively. Also, I consider she brought a whole lot of coronary heart to it. At the close of the motion picture, you absolutely tumble in enjoy with her. She introduced that caricature factor to it and then actually grounded her at the finish of the movie. 

I want to speak about Sofia’s marriage ceremony gown in the film. It is understated but stylish and is created by her youthful sister, who is an aspiring designer. Can you take me within the wardrobe fittings for this film and the conversations all over that costume exclusively?

The costume was a converse. I feel our costume designer, Caroline Eselin, did a really great job. She created it herself, and I would just go in and tweak the way it in good shape my physique. By the time I received to the fittings, it was quite obvious which a person was likely to be the costume, and I like the actuality that it really is understated and that it really is a lot more contemporary and a little something that Sofia would dress in. It is quite very simple, and I actually like that. We talked about it paying out homage to [Ingrid’s] gown. So the sleeves, she designed certain they ended up there and [brought] in people aspects of the authentic dress to make it heat and fuzzy for Ingrid. 

Father of the Bride is now streaming on HBO Max. 

Photographer: Omar Cruz

Stylist: Danielle Goldberg

Hairstylist: Kiley Fitzgerald

Makeup Artist: Cedric Jolivet