Yon González: “We have a wonderful cast and that makes everything more comfortable”
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February 24, 2016
Translation by: Gema Sola
Victor is an undercover cop who infiltrates a hospital as a male nurse. Yon González plays Victor Garcia on Bajo Sospecha.
Victor is a police officer who is used to being on the streets. Cheeky, sly, tough, resourceful... he knows how to improvise. He is quite resistant to the authority, perhaps because he grew up without a father. Unlike his partner in this case, he has experience as an undercover cop. When Victor thinks he is right, he either tries to prove his point with reason, or he gets down to work right away, no matter what others think. He is determined, confident and sometimes a bit stubborn... What he does not appreciate is when they partner him up with someone who has no experience as an undercover cop... let alone when he discovers that she is his superior..
1. How have you been dealing this season with your change of character, now playing a nurse?
Whether you're a nurse or whatever you have to be, you put on the costume, me and my character in this case, and you face the situations.
2. What’s it like to play someone who is pretending to play someone else?
In the scenes you have to seek the truth and be as credible as possible. These are people who you have to hide from, but behave in a positive way, without anyone suspecting anything. You have to go unnoticed.
3. Have you been guided by real specialists?
The thing is that my character doesn’t have much to do with nursing itself, as in other series with hospitals, so I don’t need to learn a lot of odd words because Victor doesn’t need them. There are very few scenes in surgery where I’m there as a nurse, but there is an assistant that helps us and shows us what we must do in the scenes. For example, in one scene I had to break a capsule and fill a syringe to inject a person, and she told me how to do it correctly.
4. When do the actors get to know the end of the show?
Reading it at home (laughs). You know the end of the show when you sit on the couch at home, read the script and say, "they kill me off and they didn’t tell me anything!" (Laughs). It’s fun because you're also investigating your colleagues all the time, to see if they do something, see where they go… But I don’t think the killer even knows.
5. How is it working with people like Concha Velasco, Lluís Homar, Gonzalo de Castro...?
We have a wonderful cast and that makes everything more comfortable and easy. They give you everything you need, they are very receptive and wonderful, I'm learning a lot from them.
6. Do you remember any anecdote from this season?
In a scene where I had to go down the elevator shaft, I tried to make it more realistic and so I went down nine stories with my bare hands, without the help of the rope, which was there for safety. Of course, my hands got screwed up after that (laughs).
7. ‘El Internado’, 'Grand Hotel', ‘Bajo Sospecha’... you can be considered the Atresmedia boy, right?
(Laughs) Given that almost every show I've done in my career has been for Antena 3, if it weren’t for them I don’t know where I would be right now. Hopefully we’ll keep working together for many more years.
8. How have you changed over the years?
Fortunately, ever since I started my career on 'SMS', I've gone from one job to the next one, and so far I haven’t had to go knocking on doors asking for a job, thanks to perseverance. And I hope it stays that way (laughs).
9. What’s it like to keep linking project after project?
We have just finished filming ‘Bajo Sospecha’, and now I have another project in August, another TV show also for Antena 3, so there are indeed a few months off work between projects.
10. How does an actor feel when they renew their show for another season?
It is easier because you already know the composition of your character and the audience knows him. In the second season, I’ve had to return to the character that I’d built and to the relationships he had before, as the one with my father, and try to evolve in those relationships. Needless to say, this being a series of action, everything happens very fast.