El Mundo Television did an interview with Yon González about his hit series Bajo Sospecha, and about why he doesn't have any social media accounts.
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February 16, 2016
Written by Lupe Carrasco
Translation by Gema Sola
He began his journey in acting in 2006 with SMS, a series made by young people for young people, where some current stars like Mario Casas, Amaia Salamanca, Raul Peña, María Castro got their start... read more here...However, although a decade ago these actors already appeared in promotional shots with their phones in hand, now in 2016 Yon González completely ignores social networks: "It seems that communication is wider, but [social networks] have created fake relationships. I'm not interested in them because the real connections with people have been lost," he explains. "Now everybody has free phone calls, why don’t you call? It’s free," he says ironically, admitting that he once joined one social network: "I created a profile on Instagram and thought, ‘what am I going to post here? Nobody is gonna be interested.’ Whoever needs something can call me."
The actor attends this interview with El Mundo in the middle of shooting a scene from the second season of Bajo Sospecha (which airs its sixth episode tonight on Antena 3 at 22.30h). Still dressed as Victor and sitting cozily at the Montalban Hospital morgue, he jokes about this place and his tiredness from the work pace he follows. "This place is a bit like me... dead."
After SMS, he grew up in El Internado, he stayed at the Gran Hotel, and now stars in Bajo Sospecha. The Antena 3 boy. "Fortunately, so fat I haven’t had to go knocking on doors asking for a job. Work comes up thanks to perseverance, doesn’t it?" He asks all convinced. Ever since he started, he premieres a new TV show or season every year. On Bajo Sospecha, González plays Victor, a "nice policeman, although he is a jerk later” says the actor, who pretends to be a nurse to investigate a series of crimes. "Bajo Sospecha is not a show like Central Hospital, where you have to know a lot of weird words. Luckily my character doesn’t need to. Today I did have to give an injection to... Well, I was going to say who but..." he stops just in time before he reveals secrets of the plot.
The mystery is present throughout the interview: "We –actors- know the end of the show when we sit on the couch at home and read the script: 'They kill me and they didn’t tell me anything!’ (Laughs). "You're also investigating your colleagues all the time, to see if they do something, see where they go", he is talking about a show where the actors don’t know the name of the killer until the last moment.
Although the success he has achieved has been the result of movies and popular series, Yon González defends independent films. "The project that I worked on with my brother [Aitor Luna] was the best I've done. It’s called Matar el Tiempo, and nobody has seen it because it was not commercially distributed, but it's a shame that movies like this one, really good ones, don’t work. Then there are other movies that do work and you are like 'does this really work?’ I don’t understand people," he says.
Lover of the difficult and even though, he acknowledges, "sometimes there are months of no work", at age 29, the actor from Gipuzcoa now faces a new project that will begin in August: The Cathedral of the Sea. Until then, Yon González is clear: "Now I need some time off to disconnect and then back again to a crazy pace."
NOT ON “BUSCANDO EL NORTE” BUT IN THE WAR OF AUDIENCES
One of Yon González's biggest hits was the film Perdiendo el Norte, which Antena3 took advantage of and created a TV version. "They didn’t call me at all, but the movie was enough for me," says the actor about this project in which he does not participate and which was released last Wednesday. Buscando el Norte -the name of the show-, joined the world of audiences with excellent results: it managed to surpass the mighty Bertin Osborne, going over 3.4 million viewers. Also on Friday, Antena 3 premiered two other shows: Dos Días y Una Noche, with Susanna Griso and the second season of Allí Abajo, a show that was that time’s most watched program where it also debuted the new José Mota on TVE1. Meanwhile, Telecinco released Got Talent on Saturday night. Bajo Sospecha, however, continues to go strong every Tuesday night alternating leadership with Big Brother: 48 Hrs.