Having the big-budget feature In the Heights falling short at the box office was a low point for Melissa Barrera, though the experience also taught her a valuable lesson about Hollywood. Released in 2021, the musical drama was directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the original stage musical with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Set in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, the film features an ensemble cast of characters, which includes Barrera alongside Anthony Ramos (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), and Leslie Grace (Batgirl).
Melissa Barrera says In the Heights coming up short at theaters “wasn’t a great time” in her life. Read More