Jungle Cruise Star Veronica Falcón On Her Experience Playing Trader Sam [Exclusive Interview]

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Veronica Falcón as Trader Sam and Emily Blunt as Lily in Disney’s live-action JUNGLE CRUISE. Photo by Frank Masi. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise has now concluded its second weekend in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. For its second weekend, it brought in just under $15.7 million giving it a 55.2% drop from last weekend for a worldwide tally of $121.8 million. For all of the challenges that we are currently facing, Jungle Cruise is doing well. It’s a fun film with two very popular actors Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Based on the classic Disney ride.

Here is the synopsis for Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. She travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. 

Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate— and mankind’s—hangs in the balance. 

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One of the characters that has jumped out of the classic ride and into the big screen is Trader Sam. In the film, she is played by Veronica Falcón. This version of the character is the chieftain of the Puka Michuna tribe that watches over the Tree of Life. She is an ally to Frank in the film as she helps him make his Jungle Cruises more exciting and “realistic”. She plays a part also in revealing the mythos behind what Lily is looking for.

With the release of Jungle Cruise, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Mexican actress Veronica Falcón. During the conversation, she tells us about her experience in playing a character that is part of such a rich history of a Disneyland attraction. She describes what it was like working behind the scenes with the CGI characters and with Johnson and Blunt. She describes how her Mexican heritage is part of where she found her inspiration for Trader Sam. Last but certainly not least she also gives us a comment on what to expect from the final season of Netflix’s Ozark. It’s a great conversation that you can check out below!

Disney’s Jungle Cruise is now playing in theaters everywhere. As well as Disney+ with Premier Access.

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