One of Yon's fans suggested that we re-post and translate into English what Blanca Suarez, his co-star in the series El Internado, and the movie Perdiendo el Norte said about Yon in one of her blogposts. We read it, and we agree. So here is the blogpost in English. It was originally posted in Spanish on February 24, 2014. You can view the original Spanish post here.
Translation by Gema Sola
"First, I want to eternally thank you for the lovely welcome and reception that you guys gave me with such precious comments... I appreciate that very much! I have read them all! I feel a bit more relaxed and relieved to know you liked the first post and I have had a good start. I hope to continue and not to disappoint!
Last Friday was my first day on a new project, “Perdiendo el Norte”, a movie directed by Nacho Garcia Velilla. A comedy with a wonderful script and some fellow co-stars like Javi Chamber, Ursula Corberó, Carmen Machi and Julian Lopez (I'm a big fan of his... Viva Muchachada Nui!), among many others... We started filming from the end (of course, how could we not!). It’s like Murphy’s law, always the same! I was nervous and, shooting outdoors, we spent the day in Plaza de Oriente, right in the heart of Madrid, which means there was an audience and paparazzi. I love watching people's faces when suddenly they run into a movie set on the street. I like to think that later, those people will go to the theaters and understand a little bit the intricacies of films, the number of people behind them and the meticulous, in every way, this job is.
But, of course, I think Yon González is one of the most important people in the film. After finishing the show “El Internado”, we didn’t work together again and the truth is that we are both very excited. On this day about 7 years ago (more or less) we met, and for nearly four of those years we were a fictional couple on television; with their comings and goings, reconciliations and conflicts... Basically, like life itself. Iván and Julia were legendary for me! It's so nice when you have a partner into whose eyes you can look and have the text flow easily. And you don’t really need to act because things happen "for real"... That connection rarely happens! The fact is that every day for years, we had breakfast together, we talked, we worked... at Laguna Negra. When we saw each other in the first rehearsal for this movie we looked at each other and it was impossible for me to believe that we hadn’t seen each other in such a long time. It is true that when I was filming El Barco, we shared the set with other shows, including Grand Hotel; but that time was no more than bumping into each other in the dining room or a brief greeting in the corridor.
I have him sitting next to me right now, he’s removing his make-up; today he finished earlier than me. He’s putting on his socks and connecting the speakers into the phone, to listen to Kings of Leon. I still have one scene to shoot, but that song has tickled my stomach and so I go to set, humming the song. He is like that: he is a hurricane of energy that spreads the desire to do things, to live... to learn! How nice it is to share this adventure with you again, mate!"