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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
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By Amber Ryland


Adrian Martinez co-stars alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the new blockbuster Focus, and he popped into Dish Nation‘s Los Angeles studio recently to chat with hosts Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer about the new flick.

Having been in hit movies like American Hustle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, this is the first time the Latino actor has played a Persian character.

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“I am not [Persian],” he noted.

“But I am an actor and I felt like this was an opportunity to do something that’s out of the box for me at the same time, something I felt safe and comfortable with. He’s a smart ass like me, he’s very much faithful to Will Smith, I’m faithful to the people in my life.”

Martinez pulls off the character of Farhad flawlessly and quipped he has no problem transforming for a role.

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“I gained 50 pounds 10 years ago for this role,” he laughed. “I thought, some day this will come in handy.”

And believe it or not, Martinez says Robbie is in love with him! Okay…don’t believe it.

“What people don’t know, is that she has an ‘I love Adrian’ tattoo on her foot,” he joked about his hot Australian co-star.

“I put it on her while she napped. It’s on the bottom of her foot, so I don’t think anyone’s gonna notice for a while.”

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Smith recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where talked about the chemistry he and Robbie had while filming, and Martinez agreed, saying it was evident to everyone on set.

“They just really hit it off,” he dished.

“The chemistry was palpable and the next thing you knew, we were all in Buenos Aires.”

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Focus opens in theaters nationwide this weekend.

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