Mayan Lopez Unveils What’s Behind “Lopez vs. Lopez”

Discover the Unforgettable Story of “Lopez vs. Lopez” Star Mayan Lopez: 
Comedy, Healing, and Transformation 

Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2024): Get ready for an exhilarating ride through the world of laughter and self-discovery as Mayan Lopez – the dynamic actor, writer, and producer – unveils the magical alchemy of comedy in her life on the latest episode of Hollywood at Home.

In this exclusive interview, Mayan peels back the layers of her past, inviting listeners into the whirlwind of her Hollywood upbringing intertwined with the complexities of addiction, infidelity, and divorce within her family. From playful escapades as a child on her Dad’s soundstages to navigating the tightrope of being the class clown, Mayan paints a vibrant tapestry of her quest for identity and healing through the lens of humor.

At the epicenter of her narrative stands “Lopez vs. Lopez,” a groundbreaking show that serves as both a mirror and a megaphone for Mayan’s personal evolution. Through the trials and triumphs of her on-screen alter ego, she confronts the ghosts of her past with a potent blend of wit and vulnerability, unearthing buried truths and forging newfound resilience in the process.

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Mayan Lopez: 

Growing up on the Warner Brothers backlot: “Some of my earliest memories were being on a soundstage, and that was really when I realized that I wanted to be a performer. Both my parents being in the industry, I appreciate so much that very early on, they really wanted to give me a very good education into the art of acting […] And I feel like Warner Brothers was almost my second home.”

On estrangement, truth, and comedy: “I know how much my father loves me, but we’ve had our ups and downs […] We were estranged for many years, and that truth is what comedy comes from. […] You can find those nuggets of truth and authenticity, and then find how you can make it relatable […] We use that to our advantage […] in the storylines that we tell on ‘Lopez vs. Lopez.’”

On the first Christmas with her family: “I joke that I have a Master’s Degree in my parents’ divorce. My character taught me in real life to be more direct with my dad because I still had a fear of him. […] After the divorce, he abandoned me and we didn’t speak for a very long time. […] I got so jealous of my character […] because she was trying to have both of her parents together to have Christmas […] and I’ve been trying to have Christmas with my family for over 11 years. After that episode aired, we had Christmas with both my parents for the first time.”

From viral TikTok to hit show: “We are the first television show to be ever created from a TikTok. […] During COVID, we kind of became a bit of a family again, and it started with me just filming my parents together because we hadn’t really spoken in 10 years […] so there was a lot of history. […] I just put the camera up and I made a whole little series of why my divorced parents still act like they’re married, and it got like 16 million views.”

Laughing through tears on “Lopez vs. Lopez”: “There is one episode where it was talking about the cheating, and I was really saying to [my Dad], ‘You abandoned me.’ […] I don’t think that’s something that I’ve really ever spoken to him in real life because part of me still feels afraid, […] and there’s that little girl in me that still doesn’t want to say something that will have her dad leave, […] so I had to really confront that head on, […] and how the cheating affected me.” 

On RuPaul: “That was one of the best days of my life. […] That show helped me so much in the darkest places of my life. […] I was at a very low point and that show saved me and the joy that it brought me helped me. […] It became a crutch while I worked on myself. […] RuPaul said, ‘If I could save anyone’s life, I’m glad it was yours,’ and that was such a [validating thing]. RuPaul is such an inspiration to me, and the adversity that he has had to overcome is something that has inspired me in my career.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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