Benny Ibarra Talks New Film 'Un Padre No Tan Padre': 'I Love Projects That Allow My Worlds to Collide'
publish date: 2017-01-26
When Mexican singer/songwriter Benny Ibarra was approached to star in Pantelion Films' new comedy Un Padre No Tan Padre, his decision to accept was a no-brainer.
"I love when my worlds collide. This movie is a clear example of what I love to do. I can act, I can sing and write at the same time," Ibarra, who just wrapped a tour with fellow Timbiriche alums Erik and Sasha, tells via telephone.
After the trio Sasha, Benny Y Erik disbanded in late 2016 after four years, Ibarra is now looking to dive into the acting field, without totally disconnecting himself from the music scene, of course.
While at first he was only tapped to be part of the cast alongside Hector Bonilla and Jacky Bracamontes, it made sense that he'd also be involved with the film's original score. "I had never written a score for a film, but I wanted to try. So I pitched the idea to the director at a party."