Mario Casas is nominated for the Goya and has many ballots. The 34-year-old Spanish actor has become one of the names of the moment for a nomination that is already an award. Last Monday, January 18, a week later than expected due to Filomena, around 11.30 in the morning the surprise arrived: Casas, along with Javier Cámara, for Sentimental; Ernesto Alterio, for A normal world; and David Verdaguer, for One for all, achieved his first candidacy for Goya, thanks to his performance in the film You will not kill.
Nobody can know what will happen next March 6 in Malaga, at the gala of the Spanish cinema awards that will be presented and directed by Antonio Banderas and María Casado. But it is known that the irruption of Mario Casas in that list and in that appointment will not be testimonial. Your candidacy is strong and you have options to take home the award.
Casas is generally a happy guy. Kind, affable, polite on the set, with his colleagues and with the press. But these days happiness is complete. Casas has been many things in his more than 15 years of career and finally seems to have reached what he wanted: to be an actor. Not an idol, not a fan-chased kid, not red carpet meat, not the guy who secured the box office with every title, but the performer who has always sought to stand out above the mass phenomenon. Now it has.
It would be unfair to pigeonhole Mario Casas as the guy who takes off his shirt, no matter how much he takes it off, or as that of famous brides, no matter how much he has them. He doesn’t like it, and with increasing reason. In recent years it seems that those youth roles of Paco’s men or 3 meters above the sky they are left behind. He does not deny them, but his gaze goes a step further, in papers that he prepares in depth and for months with a coach that accompanies him to the shootings and has helped him achieve that turning point.
His family is the one that has always supported him since they moved from their native A Coruña to Barcelona and then to Madrid to focus his career, and now with this evolution. The family WhatsApp group, he has been amused, is the one that makes the most smoke from his mobile. Mario, born when his mother, Heidi, was just 17 years old and his father, Ramón, 19, is the oldest of four siblings. His sister Sheila has been his lawyer and representative for five years, his brother Christian is his accountant, Óscar is also an actor … and Daniel, the youngest, is just six years old. They spend their vacations together, he still has his room in his parents’ house, where he sleeps with some frequency, and the older ones have matching tattoos together (in addition to those Mario himself gets after each shoot). They are a pineapple. “And after so many years … first nomination for best actor,” wrote his sister Sheila when the good news of the week arrived. “Olé!” His brother Oscar would say. “Deserved,” Christian applauded.
Sheila commented in an interview that “the Casas family is a constant party.” “At home we tell each other everything, we ask for advice, we talk about couples, about work. My parents have created such an atmosphere of friendship “, he affirmed a couple of years ago. The actor’s girlfriends have been no exception. Like Berta Vázquez, whom he met in Palm Trees in the Snow; Blanca Suárez, with whom she met years ago in Boat and then in The bar; and now Deborah François.
She found her new partner, also an actress, on a set, that of the movie The practitioner, one of the three premieres that the actor has had in 2020. François, 33, is born in Belgium but settled in France. He’s popular there, he’s been working since he was just 10 years old. Her films have achieved recognition such as the Palme d’Or at Cannes, where she received the Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actress in 2005. She has also been nominated twice for the César Award, in 2007 and in 2009, when she won the award, being one of the five Belgian actresses who has managed to win it. That year she also received the Romy Schneider Award, the most important for the new actresses of French cinema.
The couple make plans and trips together (Barcelona, Paris), but following Casas’s discretion, they do not pose or be seen in photocalls or parties. Beyond the photos of the movie they shared, which she posted on your Instagram profile, With just 37,000 followers, there are almost no images of the two together. We will have to wait until March 6 in Malaga, although it seems less likely that Casas will appear hugging his girlfriend than his, who knows, next and brand new Goya.