Diego shared about his days on the Rock of Ages set, “I would call my mom, and she would ask me how my day was, and I’d be like, ‘It was great. I had a scene with Tom [Cruise], and I laid down a track with Mary J. [Blige] at the studio.’”
Diego Boneta looks sharp in all black at the 2012 CinemaCon Awards held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday night (April 26).
The 21-year-old actor was honored with the Rising Star of the Year Award.
“How exciting to think that Diego Boneta‘s first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin,” CinemaCon general managing director Mitch Neuhauser shared.
In speaking with USA Today, Diego opened up about what inspired him to get involved in show business.
“I grew up on Star Wars on the VHS at home (in Mexico),” he shared. “The moment I saw that, I wanted to be in that world. When I got older, I wanted to be in the world that made that magic.”
The musical flick tells the story of small town girl Sherrie (Hough) and city boy Drew (Boneta), who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Their rock â€˜nâ€™ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
Rock of Ages hits theaters on June 1st, 2012. Be sure to check out the trailer!