Last year, Charlie Sheen claimed he was a “white man who grew up in Malibu.” This year, he’s being fully Latino!
In an interview with CNN, Charlie said that he got the inspiration to change his name back to its original Latino roots from his father, Martin Sheen (also known as Ramon Estevez). Ramon/Martin told his son that while he had to change his name in order to placate the Hollywood Powers That Be at the time, he never denied his Latino roots. However, if Charlie were to deny his Latino roots, he would regret it for the rest of his life.
Michelle Herrera Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, said: “Hispanics might feel that his move might be a bit opportunistic on his part because he had many chances to embrace his Latino identity in the past. Especially since Sheen’s brother, Emilio Estevez, has embraced his Hispanic identity from the very beginning.”
Carlos Estevez can be seen in the upcoming “Machete Kills,” in theaters on September 13.
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