'Vida' star Carlos Miranda teases Johnny and Lyn's future in season 2: "The feelings that he has with Lyn, it's undeniable"
Carlos Miranda, who plays Johnny on the show spoke to MEA WorldWide about the show, his steamy sex scenes and more
One of the biggest questions fans have had since 'Vida's debut season ended last year was if Johnny Sanchez and Lyn Hernandez (played by Melissa Barrera), two of the most compelling characters on the Starz show, were actually done for good. The two split up after Lyn undergoes a spiritual transformation that makes her realize that some things are better left in the past, especially if they bring you constant pain. Of course, not all of it is because of her metaphorical third eye's reopening and it does have a lot to do with seeing Johnny's pregnant fiancee Carla, struggling to keep afloat. But, as it turns out, Johnny and Lyn may not be over after all.
"Johnny's in the neighborhood and so is Lyn - they are bound to run into each other," said Carlos Miranda, who plays Johnny on the show, teasing a reunion in an interview with MEA WorldWide. "The feelings that he has with Lyn, this chemistry, it's undeniable," he said explaining their relationship.
"Personally, I think Jonny is in love with the idea of her and being with her because she was his first real everything. He thinks that if he wanted to have a life with anybody, it could be with this person. He forgets that she broke his heart. Sometimes you remember just the good things and everything else, you forget about" he said.
Johnny and Lyn's love story is something for the books but what's even more iconic are the sex scenes between the couple on the show. Steamy is the best way to describe it, and Miranda confessed that he was actually very nervous doing them like "walking into a lion's den".
He even "went extra hard" at the gym. "Melissa has been my co-pilot through this whole thing and I was really nervous going in. It was the first time I was doing something like that, it was quite vulnerable," he said. It was also the first time that they had filmed a nude scene as intense. "It was her first time and it really helped me. We were leaning on each other the whole time. I really appreciate her for it," he added.
A GLAAD awards nominee for 'Outstanding Comedy Series', 'Vida' follows the life of Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. As they struggle to find themselves and each other, they are faced with a shocking revelation about their lineage. Unlike season 1, the second season which is coming out on May 26 will have ten episodes instead of six.
The upcoming season will follow the sisters as they come together to rebuild their mother's business while finding their way through financial troubles, ruthless competition, anti-gentrification and heartaches to figure out what their mother's legacy actually means to them.
The show premieres on STARZ on Sunday, May 26 at 8 pm ET/PT.
Catch the full interview below: