Anthony Ramos Finds His Freedom In Charming CK Spot

Anthony Ramos in Calvin Klein campaign
Anthony Ramos in Calvin Klein campaign
Anthony Ramos (screen captures via Calvin Klein)

Uber-charming Anthony Ramos wowed movie audiences over the weekend with his starring role in the film adaptation of the 2008 Broadway musical, In The Heights.

Praising the 29-year-old’s work in the new film, the New York Times gushed, “Ramos’s charisma is perfectly suited to the role. His modesty is as winning and genuine as his bravado, and he’s a strong theatrical singer as well as a subtle film actor.”

The Times adds that he’s not only “the one who keeps the party going” but “the reason it’s happening at all.”

That charisma definitely landed for me so I went in search of more Ramos.

In addition to In The Heights, the actor also debuted last month in the 4th season of HBO’s riveting series, “In Treatment.”

But this spot for Calvin Klein, which dropped back in March, really got my attention.

Ok, yes – Ramos is only wearing the classic CK underwear in the clip, but that’s not the whole picture here.

The video is part of a campaign that features avant-garde talent exploring the questions we ask ourselves, with Calvin Klein as their blank canvas.

As he remembers growing up as part of the ‘high fliers club’ (where members had to jump off of something high or slide down something dangerous), the video quick cuts to Ramos reaching, swinging and hanging from a rope.

“And all of a sudden, it’s like, this freedom. We gotta get back to that. We gotta get back to play.”

Not only is his effervescent joy infectious but his body language is another buoyant layer of childhood happiness.

Check out more from the CK campaign below and don’t miss Ramos and company in In The Heights – now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.

Plus, the non-stop artist drops his latest album, LOVE AND LIES, on June 25.

Happy Monday!

Trailer: Broadway Musical ‘In The Heights’ Heads To The Silver Screen

Broadway hit musical In The Heights comes to the silver screen in Summer 2020

Broadway hit musical In The Heights comes to the silver screen in Summer 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical In The Heights has made it to Hollywood and we finally get the official trailer.

Set in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, the musical chronicles the lives of immigrants and the generations that follow them, including Usnavi played by Anthony Ramos.

Usnavi owns the local bodega and dreams of winning big in the lottery and making it out of the barrio.

The quintessential steamy New York summer brings complications for characters from all parts of the neighborhood, including a love interest for Usnavi in the form of Vanessa (Melissa Barrera).

In The Heights dances into theaters Summer 2020.