In a nutshell, Nadal was commissioned to play a role, just as an actor or a dancer might, if asked lend their talent to an artistic discipline. Shakira asked, and Nadal consented. Their respective legal representatives sat down and crafted a contract. A business contract. I thought it a rather illogical leap to venture from said business contract, into a full-blown, illicit sexual affair. Is that the norm for most actors and actresses cast opposite one another in a feature film? Surely not. For my purposes, I drew no distinction between what Nadal and Shakira had done, than what Oscar hopefuls Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal did in the movie “Crazy Heart.”
A seriously loud “You go girl” shout from me here. Seriously. Loud.