Seacrest interviews Bichir during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about auditioning for the film New Moon.
[I was] auditioning for New Moon but it was not in my plans to be a vampire or anything. Then we started talking about this gardener, you know, and he began telling me the story, and so I got a little bit confused. I didn’t know if he was a vampire gardener, and just trimming the bushes by night! And then he was about this story, A Better Life, that I read a year later, and I found a beautiful story and amazing character.