90 Day Fiance, Aquaman, and the National Museum of Chocolate! It’s all here as Cutters Studios Editor Magdalena Hernandez Answers Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it!
SCREEN: Your go-to karaoke song?
MAGDALENA: “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough.” Because it’s such a happy song! Plus, most people know it and it’s always great to sing it along with someone else. “Hit Me Baby One More Time” is a close second.
[Editor’s Note: Ok Magdalena, you can sing along right now to your favorite tune, here it is!]
SCREEN: Well it’s almost Spring so we will ask… your best Spring Break or Spring Vacation ever?
MAGDALENA: Spring Break was not a big thing in Colombia, but my favorite Spring memory is seeing snow for the first time. I was visiting my then boyfriend in Minneapolis and one morning while he was at work I went out for a walk around the neighborhood. It was mid-April and in classic Minnesota fashion it started to snow. I had no idea where these “fluffy flowers” were coming from and I kept looking up trying to find the trees that were dropping them. “It’s gotta be a common tree here in Minnesota,” I kept telling myself. When I got home and looked out the window I realized it had been snowing the whole time! I ran outside and enjoyed the snow, this time fully aware of what it actually was.
SCREEN: Your favorite commercial ever?
MAGDALENA: This is a hard one! I am a huge fan of docu-style commercials like P&G’s “Thank You Mama”, Google’s “Loretta” and UK National Lottery’s “This Girl Can”. However, my recent favorite is Reform Alliance’s “Give Life Back”. It is a simple yet powerful ad, that with beautiful cinematography and impeccable editing delivers a very important message in a memorable way.
Bonus Track: “A Vodka Movie” by Tim & Eric for Absolute Vodka. Pure gold.
[Editor’s Note: Ok we will take you up on that bonus track, here it is, starring Tim and Eric and their pal Zach Galifianakis...]
SCREEN: One meal, one restaurant, and we’re buying. What will it be?
MAGDALENA: Gallinitas Al Horno (Roasted Cornish Hen with Mole) from Kie-Gol-Lanee in Uptown.
SCREEN: On that note… Weekend getaway. Anywhere. Where to?
MAGDALENA: Villa de Leyva. This small town 3 hours away from Bogotá is one of my favorite places in the world. The weather is perfect, the mountains are breath-taking and it’s full of cute restaurants and shops, including the National Museum of Chocolate!
[Ok let’s take a quick trip to Bogotá and the National Museum of Chocolate!]
SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met?
MAGDALENA: Jason Momoa [best known for his role as Aquaman in the DC Universe] on set for Rocket Mortgage’s Super Bowl Commercial in 2020. I was sitting somewhat near him in between takes when he told a joke, I laughed and we made eye contact. All of a sudden my body realized it couldn’t handle whatever it was going on and went into full survival mode. My legs started walking me out of set and I kept thinking “What is going on?! Why am I leaving?!” But, I trusted my instincts were protecting me from an imminent embarrassing situation, so I let my body take me safe and sound back to my editing tent.
What’s that TV show you’re a little embarrassed to admit you love to watch?
MAGDALENA: 90 Day Fiancé. I know, I know… I wouldn’t say I love it, but it can be very entertaining and the editing really surprises me sometimes! I can tell they have fun putting that show together. I don’t watch it alone, if that makes it better?
[Editor’s Note: And here’s your first look at the new season of 90 Day Fiance premiering in April…]
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