Juan Minujin is ready to exposed some secrets of two catholic leaders in "The Two Popes"; Netflix has hired one of the most prominent actors in Argentina to bring this powerful story to life and VIX sat down with him to get all the details of the film.
"It's great challenge to play a living person in a movie and this is my first time I'm playing a character with a high relevance and directed by Meirelles, it's extremely important for me," Minujin said.
"The movie also talks about making mistakes and to re-think your wrong judgments," adding that the current Pope is bringing to light important topics such as climate change, the refugee crisis, and other important issues that the catholic church has neglected for years.
"The audience won't be seeing two different intuitions or two popes, they will see the human story behind it and their intimate moments because at the end of the day they're human even though they are world leaders," Minujin concluded.
Juan is well known for his role as an inmate in "El Marginal," a series that has managed to shake the parameters of TV consumption in Latin America and although this role has made him a star, he's ready to move on and take on bigger projects next to Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.
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Una alegría más que me da esta increíble película, compartir tiempo con estos hermosos actores. En breve tendremos la premiere en BA! Very grateful for all the great moments with this movie. Share some time with these fantastic actors. Thanks Fernando, Tracy, Dan Lee, @mark_bauch @netflixfilm and thanks to all the production of both LA and UK. Soon we will have the premiere in BA! #thetwopopes #netflixfilm @americanfilminstitute #afifest2019 Gracias cono siempre a mis queridos @raimondi___ @teranargentina
About "The Two Popes"
From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.