• Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong Are Not Their Characters: ‘It's All for the Love of the Art'

    10 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    When Cheech Marin was promoting 1987's “Born in East L.A.,” his first without Tommy Chong, he invited a critic to watch the film and to interview him. But Marin said the reaction he got from the journalist made his jaw drop.
    “He just stared at me. And I said, ‘What's up, dude?' And he said, ‘You don't speak with an accent.” And I go, ‘Am I supposed to?'” Marin told TheWrap.
    For much of his career, Marin has had to shake the perception that he is not his stage or screen persona Pedro. And he even fooled a film critic into thinking he was someone other than a performer.
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