José María Yazpik found it “bizarre” to film Amado’s love story

In Narcos: Mexico Season 3, Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes developed a steamy romance with Cuban singer Marta (Yessica Borroto Perryman). Although viewers got a glimpse into Fuente’s love life, actor José María Yazpik found it “bizarre” to film his love story on the Netflix series.

Who is Amado Carrillo Fuentes?

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Amado Carrillo Fuentes was a Mexican drug lord who took control of the Juárez cartel after murdering his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as “El Señor de Los Cielos” (The Lord of Heaven) due to the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. Also, he laundered money in Colombia to finance this fleet. In Narcos: Mexico Season 3, Fuentes died in July 1997 after undergoing extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance. In Fuentes’ final days, Mexican and American authorities searched for Carrillo’s whereabouts with the intention of arresting him.

José María Yazpik found it “bizarre” to film Amado’s love story

José María Yazpik and Yessica Borroto Perryman | Juan Rosas / Netflix

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In an exclusive interview with Newsweek, actor José María Yazpik admitted he found it strange to explore the love life of Amado Carrillo Fuentes onscreen. Ultimately, Yazpik felt the approach was “well balanced” for the scenario.

“It was weird,” he explained. “I mean seasons past, you’ve also seen the main characters dive into their relationships, etc. But it’s well known that Amado Carrillo was sort of a ladies’ man, especially when he lived here in Mexico City.”

Yazpik continued, “It’s weird, feels weird because you don’t want an action-packed, socially demanding role to go into the kind of melodramatic state. But I think it’s very well balanced. After the first readings of the [scripts], it seemed natural to me to do so.

Yazpik said it was great to “dive” into your character “more emotionally than physically”

Although actor José María Yazpik found the romance story odd, fans got to see a softer side of Amado Carrillo Fuentes. “It was great to dive into this character more emotionally than physically,” the actor explained.

Yazpik added, “It’s more of an existential road that Amado has taken this past season, which for an actor is a gift because you can’t just do the action scenes. also with overlay, which is always better for us.

Towards the end of the series, Marta walks into the house Amado gave her. Two wine glasses were placed on the piano and a toy airplane that Amado gave to his late daughter. Narcos: Mexico fans speculated that the scene hinted at Amado alive and reuniting with Marta. Additionally, the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death suggest that Amado escaped authorities. So, is Amado really dead? Based on his sudden death, the circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain unresolved.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.

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