Mexican star Diego Luna learned he'd landed the role of tragic JACK LIRA in MILK while he was shopping for Cocoa Puffs.The actor's then-pregnant girlfriend sent him out for a late-night snack when director Gus Van Sant called to offer him the role.
He recalls, "She needed so badly her Cocoa Puffs, so I went to a store and was buying many boxes to take to Mexico.
"That's when I got a phone call from Gus. He said, 'Man, I want you to do the film.' It was like only an hour and a half after I met him."