It’s all about the actor’s smile Manuel Uriza.
As filthy politician Carlos “Mr. Hank ” Gonzalez on Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, for example, his smile is menacing and cruel. But as loving father Ernesto in the streamer’s dramatic family comedy improved, he radiates with warmth and sincerity.
Uriza says such slight facial changes help him bring humanity and credibility to his roles.
“Ernesto is more like me,” Uriza told TVLine with a chuckle. “If I were more like Mr. Hank, I would go to jail. But it’s fun to play two completely different characters on two very different Netflix shows. improved came at a time when we were filming Narcos: Mexico, because the pandemic has come in the middle and there are many stops. When we had a Christmas break, I returned home and in January, I auditioned for improved. ”
Being on both shows allowed Uriza to work with actor Joaquin Cosio twice. Cosio played Don Neto on Narcos: Mexico since it started and existed as the patriarch improved. Uriza plays his son on improved, but their characters don’t interact in the third and final part of the cocaine-focused story Narcos: Mexico.
“It was a happy accident,” Uriza revealed. “I didn’t know I would work with Joaquin twice because we didn’t share any of the scenes on Narcos: Mexico, whichever comes first. But it’s nice that I actually met Joaquin on improved. We will record ideas and thoughts about how we feel about both programs and the views they offer. It is an interesting dynamic when we talk about our experiences in this business. I love picking up his brain. “
The conversation continues when filming is over improved and Uriza and Cosio jumped on a plane to Mexico to finish their other series.
“It is a blessing to have those opportunities,” Uriza said. “Now Joaquin and I are friends.”
Improve Narcos: Mexico also allows Uriza to reflect on the time he met Hank as a child and tries to incorporate that emotion into his performance, he said.
“I met Carlos Hank when I was 10 years old,” recalls Uriza. “I met him at the racecourse in Del Mar because my grandfather was a racehorse trainer. He is from Tijuana and talks about a horse he wants to train. The memory I have is that he was like a funny uncle. He was sitting there, discussing business, but every now and then he would stop and urge me on about eating my custard pie.”
This is a stark contrast to the corrupt puppet trading backdoor partnerships with drug dealers and military dictators. Narcos: Mexico rotation. This is why Uriza says he has to find the humans in Mr. His Hank.
“The brief encounter I had with him as a child,” Uriza said, “was the same impression others had of him when I researched him independently. I tried to find videos and footage to guide me in his character and manners. Surprisingly there isn’t much to do, for whatever reason. Instead, I met someone who was his chauffeur and the sister of one of his maids, and both described him as a sweet, soft-spoken man, can be playful and have perfect manners”.
The trick is to include all of this in his portrait, adds Uriza, and that includes his facial expressions.
“I had to find a way to combine those anecdotes with what was presented in front of me in the script,” he said. “If I put my opinion in there, the performance will suffer. Human experience is immutable, and it shows in everything you’re doing in that moment. So I use his smile and manners, especially if he is doing or saying something sinister. Programs are made for viewing, not reading. And when you put a little bit of yourself into the character, the result will always become something more authentic. ”
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