Gael Garcia Bernal Films ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ In NYC
Gael Garcia Bernal was spotted filming the second season of Mozart in the Jungle in New York City Tuesday.
Gael Garcia Bernal Filming
On the Manhattan set of Mozart in the Jungle, Bernal was pictured mounting a bicycle in Washington Square Park. The Mexican-born actor was joined on set by costar and Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Jason Schwartzman.
Mozart in the Jungle is filming in the middle of Washington Square Park right now pic.twitter.com/0hV7DY0MNZ
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Mozart in the Jungle premiered on Amazon Prime in 2014, and earlier this year, it was announced that the streaming network was green-lighting the series for a sophomore season. Executive producer Paul Weitz has teased that there will be more tension when the show about New York Philharmonic musicians returns.
“One big theme [in season 2] is how do you keep a really separate family together under all sorts of stresses?” Weitz told The Hollywood Reporter. “It struck me as an interesting thing that you’d have people playing next to each other for twenty years, and for a while they might get along and for a while they might not be talking with each another. As with many big families, everybody has a different point of view.”
“One of the sources of drama is whether they are actually going to be able to continue working or if they are going to be hit by this freight train that is this labor stoppage,” said Weitz.
Bernal, who stars in Mozart in the Jungle as the innovative young conductor Rodrigo De Souza, believes that playing the part has helped his social life.
“I’ve been getting a lot of response from friends who are melomaniacs, and they were the ones that came out finally and said, ‘Now we can talk about this stuff.’ I reached another level of friendship with those friends,” said Bernal. “It is really interesting how there is a very captive, complex symphonic music world out there, and they are very curious to see the show because they see an inside into something they know and they suspect it’s what it is.”
Mozart in the Jungle, which also stars Lol Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack and Bernadette Peters, will premiere its second season sometime in 2016.