It’s always great to see when friendships stand the test of time. When those friends are the stars of a beloved movie, it just makes it that much sweeter.
And it turns out that Mousie and Sad Girl from “Mi Vida Loca” are ultimate #friendshipgoals, still kicking it 25 years later.
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Back in 1993, Angel Aviles, who played Sad Girl, and Seidy Lopez, otherwise known as Mousie, lit up the screen in “Mi Vida Loca” as best friends living in East L.A., repping their gang and teaching everyone how to perfect the chola look.
Through betrayal, heartbreak and death, the besties remained friends in the end.
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And we all learned a valuable lesson from their story.
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And their friendship carried on off the screen! Aviles documents their hang outs, as well as other insider knowledge about “Mi Vida Loca” (like a possible sequel) on her website.
“We’ve been friends for a long time. Kids, marriages, deaths, unfortunately,” Aviles tells mitú. “We made it through a lot of life events. I don’t think a major life event has occurred in my life without Seidy being apart of it, and me being apart of hers. We don’t need to do everything together to still have that bond.”
She also posts cute pics on Instagram!
Aviles never expected she and Lopez to become lifelong friends when they met on the set of “Mi Vida Loca.” They were focused on representing the women they played honestly, making their director happy and working on their craft. But they inevitably grew close instantly, and have stayed close throughout all life has thrown at them.
And like true homegirls, they can read each others’ minds and keep it real.
“I don’t have to say anything for her to know something’s wrong,” says Aviles. “And if I’m upset I know I’m gonna have to come clean because she’s gonna call me out anyway.”
Aviles also drops some throwbacks from back in the “Mi Vida Loca” days!
She’s still amazed by how much “Mi Vida Loca” means to fans who have kept the movie alive. It also touches her what it teaches the audience about friendship.
“I think one of the things the movie represents is forgiveness,” says Aviles. “When you’re really friends with someone, there’s things you’re willing to get over because you love each other. Love covers so many of our mistakes and our errors.”
And if they couldn’t be any more like us, they take videos of themselves talking about how much they love Selena.
Now that’s true friendship right there!
And no matter what, Aviles knows she and Lopez will remain friends forever.
“If I didn’t talk to her for five years, I know I could have a weekend and tell her everything, and vice versa,” she says. “We know each other so well. Even though we’ve grown so much over the years, we still know the essence of each other.”
Sad Girl and Mousie: Homegirls por vida!