Extra! television host Mario Lopez showed why he is one of the most popular entertainment personalities on television with his taking part in an April Fool's "Deadpool" movie prank with actor Ryan Reynolds during his show (Comingsoon.net - May 13). The planned skit had the "Deadpool" star come out and provide a 'fake' physical beatdown of the celebrated television host while he was on the air.
The performance had the Internet buzzing initially until fans very quickly were informed that it was an April Fool's prank but what it did do for Mario Lopez was it showed his 'fun' side which fans loved. Not every television host would be so amenable to having their time in the media spotlight shared or taken away by a prank but Mario Lopez was all in for the prank and fans loved it.
There are many reasons why Mario Lopez is so popular with fans as he is good-looking, incredibly fit, knowledgeable and also fun. The last trait, his willingness to have fun in interviews is something that cannot be emphasized enough as it is this trait which enables him to procure information about the lives and careers of Hollywood stars that other, television hosts are unable to obtain.
Ryan Reynolds is known as an actor who can be somewhat 'prickly' in interviews and divulging information about himself and yet after the "Deadpool" prank he talked freely to Mario Lopez about the movie, his physical encounter with the paparazzi in Vancouver and his upcoming travel plans with his wife, actress Blake Lively, to Thailand.
He has the 'star' characteristics of handsome good looks, intelligence and engaging personality that draw fans to his to show 'Extra' but his popularity with fans and actors is in large part due to the fact that he is fun to be around.
The most desired and popular male entertainment personality/television host in the business might just be the Latino heart throb Mario Lopez and the secret to his success (making interviews fun) might be one that some of his fellow tv hosts should consider emulating if they wish to the reach the heights that he has in his career.