In a new and revealing interview with “Icon” Enrique spoke about his new relationship with his Father Julio Iglesias, new music, family and more.
Check out the full interview below:
One night two weeks ago, Enrique Iglesias took advantage that his twin children were asleep to put on a movie. He wanted to relax. He served himself a vodka with only ice and sat on the couch in his Miami home. He doesn’t remember the movie’s title, but the story moved him and prompted him to pick up the phone. He needed to talk to his father, Julio Iglesias. “He immediately picked up the phone. We had a very nice conversation. I was in good spirits. It was one of those conversations in which you are aware that it is special. It comforted me a lot.”
“I packed my bags and went to live in Canada. Without much thought, I went there because I knew it was like living in the United States, but I didn’t know anyone at all. Since I didn’t know anyone, I could concentrate on my music and work.
Despite having lived almost all your life in Miami, do you maintain Spanish nationality? Yes, in fact, I only have Spanish nationality. I am in the US with a work visa.
Did you vote in the last elections in Spain, those in November? Yes, I voted in the last elections.
Who did you vote for? No, I’m sorry, I’m not going to tell him [he says it with a kind tone].
Ok, but what do you think of the results, the rise of a far-right party like Vox? Look, things in Spain are very upset. What I want is for things to go well. I hope everything goes well.
What do you think about the pact between Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias? Don’t ask me about politics, please. More music and less politics.
I said it by having firsthand a vision of someone living outside of Spain. Sometimes a vision from a distance is more accurate . Eeeeeehhh. Things are upset, but not only in Spain. Also in the United States and in some Latin American countries …
How do you see the situation in Catalonia? I have a lot of love for Catalonia. I have many Catalan friends and they have always received me with great affection. And I am sorry that what is happening is happening.
If I ask you how many brothers you have, do you have to think about it? We are ten. Wait, wait [and thinks for two seconds]. There are ten, yes. Or supposedly 11 [laughs].
How does the new brother feel? It does not worry me. This attracts more attention because my father is very famous, but these are things that happen in families. Has it not happened to you?