The actor called his late co-star's "Filly Brown" performance "special and poignant" backstage at the Billboard Latin Awards.
After a tribute and six trophies at the Billboard Latin Awards on Thursday, Jenni Rivera's "Filly Brown" colleagues added to the late singer's praise backstage.
"She elevated the game, which is extraordinary for her first performance ever in front of a dramatic camera," actor Edward James Olmos told Billboard of Rivera's big-screen debut in the indie movie. "This was truly a very special and poignant performance that she needed to give. She had a coach and she worked for over a month, every day -- it became really evident that she was committed."
Praising her ability to bring "truth" to the film, he singled out one scene as a highlight of his entire career.