'Werewolf by Night' on Disney+: From doting father to stunning actor, Gael García Bernal’s many hats
Garcia Bernal's performance in 'Mozart in the Jungle' was met with rave reviews, earning him a Golden Globe Award in 2016
Marvel has been busy this year with release after release of highly anticipated shows and miniseries like 'I Am Groot' and movies like 'Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.' In keeping with Halloween, Marvel has released a special called 'Werewolf by Night.' This is an upcoming television special directed by Michael Giacchino and penned by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron for the Disney+ streaming service, based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name.
Gael Garcia Bernal stars in the special as Jack Russell, or 'Werewolf by Night,' along with Laura Donnelly and Harriet Sansom Harris. The series follows a secret group of monster hunters as they battle for a powerful relic while taking on a dangerous monster. Read more about the main character, Gael Garcia Bernal, from the MCU TV special 'Werewolf by Night'.
Who is Gael Garcia Bernal?
Garcia Bernal is the son of Patricia Bernal, an actress, and former model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director who was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and thus has always had a knack for movies, as he was born in a house of the industry. He began acting at the age of one and spent most of his teenage years playing roles in telenovelas. García Bernal and his frequent colleague Diego Luna, the 'Andor' star, were friends since their childhood in Mexico City. In his teenage years, García Bernal taught reading to Mexico's indigenous population, often working with the Huichol people. At age fifteen, when other kids were busy fooling around, Bernal participated in peaceful demonstrations in support of the 1994 Zapatista uprising. He began studying philosophy at UNAM, Mexico's national college, but during a prolonged student strike, he decided to take a sabbatical to travel around Europe. However, he then moved to London and became the first Mexican to be admitted to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama, Bernal also attended the European Graduate School.
What kickstarted Gael Garcia Bernal's TV appearance?
Bernal started acting rather than starring in telenovels and movies when he was just one year old and then he kept at it all through his teen years. After Bernal's success in soap operas, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu offered Garcia Bernal a part in his feature directorial debut, 'Amores perros' in 2000. At the age of 22, Bernal tasted how success feels like when the film won rave reviews and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
What are Gael Garcia Bernal's social media handles?
Bernal is very active on his social media accounts. On Twitter, he is under the username of @GaelGarciaB and you can also check his official feed on Instagram which he handles under the username of @gaelgarciab.
How many awards did Gael Garcia Bernal win over the years?
Garcia Bernal portrayed Che Guevara in 'The Motorcycle Diaries' in 2004, an adaptation of a journal the 23-year-old Guevara wrote about his travels across South America. The film broke the box office record set 3 years prior by 'Y tu mamá también' and garnered Bernal a BAFTA nomination in 2005 for Best Performance by an Actor. The tetralogy, called "Los Invisibles", is about migrants from Central America in Mexico, their journey and risks, their hopes, and what they can contribute to Mexico, the US, and the world. He directed the movies, did the interviews, and also narrates the four short movies. He starred in 'Even the Rain' in 2010, which made Spain's official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards. However, that's not it as these were just him making the nominations, in 2014, he was cast in the lead role of Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama television series 'Mozart in the Jungle'. His performance in the show was met with rave reviews, earning him a Golden Globe Award in 2016.
Does Gael Garcia Bernal have any girlfriends?
Bernal was with his former partner, Argentine actress Dolores Fonzi, from 2006 to 2014. Apparently, they met on the set of 'Vidas Privadas' in 2001 so it is safe to say they knew each other for a good amount of time but hey never married, according to an interview given by Bernal. On January 8, 2009, their son Lazaro was born in Madrid, Spain. Their daughter, Libertad, was born on April 4, 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unfortunately to unrepairable differences, the couple ended their relationship in September 2014. However, he proves himself as a great dad as he divides his time between Buenos Aires and Mexico City. As of now, he has been in a relationship with Mexican journalist Fernanda Aragones since 2019. They welcomed their first child just last year on September 30, 2021.
You can watch the official trailer of 'Werewolf by Night' below.