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Point Break’s Edgar Ramirez on playing a 'bad guy'




Edgar Ramirez arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Edgar Ramirez arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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In 1991, Patrick Swayze delighted audiences with his turn in the film Point Break. He played Bodhi — a charismatic leader of a gang of criminal surfers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84VFjk3N40

A remake of the film is now in theaters. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYIALBtQJlE

Actor Edgar Ramirez plays ringleader Bodhi this time around. Ramirez is known for his roles in The Bourne Ultimatum, Vantage Point and Wrath of the Titans.

Ramirez recently told Take Two’s Alex Cohen that he was more than fine with playing the “bad guy” in the new film.

“Being a bad guy is a matter of perspective, Alex,” Ramirez said. “Especially in this film.”

Reflecting on the social climate and his at the time when the film was originally released, Ramirez says Patrick Swayze's Bodhi was very identifiable. 

“I was very attracted [to] the rebellious spirit of Bodhi from the first film. I mean, you have to remember I was 13 when I watched it … It’s right at that stage in your life when you start to question your parents, institutions, school, authority … But little [did I know that] eventually I would be [asked] to play this character. I have always been a huge fan of the original and a huge fan of what Patrick Swayze did because — in the end — what this character is waging is a battle against the system.”

Press the blue play button above to hear the interview.