Ricky Martin’s ‘Glee’ Guest Role May Lead to a Surprising Conversion

Ricky Martin on 'Glee'I don't know if there are enough words for how amazing Ricky Martin was as Spanish teacher David Martinez on Glee last night. I can try, though: Sexy, crushworthy, adorable, handsome, sexy, mysterious, steamy, beautiful ... wait, did I say sexy? OK, you get the idea. The fierce Latin singer brought some serious flair to McKinley High. After literally fanning myself during the entirety of "The Spanish Teacher" episode, there's no doubt in my mind that Martin's THE best guest star the FOX show has had so far. 

I mean -- it's so true, isn't it? Everyone is buzzing about Ricky today! You know what's funny? One would think that guest starring on a show that involves singing would give him the opportunity to relaunch his singing career, right? Well I have an eensy hunch that he should continue with this acting thing, instead.

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Ricky's acting on the show last night was so genuine. Obviously, his Spanish is on point so his role as a Spanish teacher couldn't be any more perfect. However, the way he delivered his lines and how he interacted with the rest of the cast was amazing!

I remember back in the day, not knowing too much about Ricky besides that he looked darn good in a pair of black leather pants (he still does!). From last night's episode, though, viewers were able to get a sense of Ricky's real personality and see that he knows how to handle himself on a TV show set.

Let's compare him to, say, Gwyneth Paltrow, shall we? We all already knew Paltrow could act, but when she went on Glee for her guest role as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, we were pleasantly surprised with her pipes. Suddenly, Gwynny wasn't just an amazing actress, but also a fantabulous singer.

I could see the same thing happening here for Ricky, just the opposite. Back in the day, I loved me some "Livin La Vida Loca" and "She Bangs." And while last night, I was reminded of that Latin spiciness I adored back from my teen years, I was more impressed with how great of an actor Ricky really was. Here's to hoping, whether or not it's on Glee, we see Ricky taking on a few scripts in the near future.

Did you LOVE Ricky on Glee? Do you think he has a future in acting?


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