He has become the most envied actor due to the sequences with Miguel Ángel Silvestre in Sense8. We talked to Poncho Herrera during his visit to Madrid to promote the movie The Chosen, which premieres on September 2nd.
Let’s get to the point. How well does Miguel Ángel Silvestre kiss?
(Laughs). The only thing I can tell you is that the dynamic we have generated on set has been very positive. And not just with Miguel Ángel, but also with Eréndira Ibarra, the other part of the trio. There has been a lot of opinions in regards to it, they have questioned us a lot, but I rather take it as a compliment.
The first season is full of hot sequences…
Well if the first one was polemical, watch out for the second one…
Do you think that you characters have broken stereotypes?
They’re real human stories. It doesn’t matter what your gender is, your sexual identity or profession. In the end, the only thing that matters is that we are all interconnected. If we understand that, our lives will be much easier.
Your visit in Madrid coincided with the Gay Pride Parade celebration and you know you have become an icon… Will you dare to go to out into the streets?
I didn’t know they would celebrate it this weekend. That’s great!
Miguel Ángel is also in Spain. Did you see each other?
We haven’t been abled to. But I did talk to him and he told me he was filming Velvet in Toledo.
You started your career in soap operas. Would you go back?
Of course I would. As long as they offer me a good story. Actually, they still remember me from Rebelde on the streets.
You don’t reject this genre?
Not at all! I will always be thankful. I wouldn’t be able to fight against something that gave me food for such a long time.
Would you like to work in Spain? Do you follow any series?
Yes. I saw El Tiempo Entre Costuras and I loved it. Plus, Spanish actors are tremendously fun.
You just finisehd filming the pilot episode of the series The Exorcist and, nothing less, with Geena Davis.
She is a tremendous actress, very generous, a north American movie icon. I thought the environment on set would be dark and dense but we had an incredible time.
And in The Chosen, where you reincarnate Ramón Mercader, you worked with Hannah Murray from Game of Thrones. Has she given you any spoilers?
I must be the only one who doesn’t watch the series! (Laughs) My woman was the one who was dying with envy.