Latina reporter Vanessa Juarez caught up with new papi Gael Garcia Bernal at the Sundance Film Festival, where the actor was busy promoting his film Rudo Y Cursi. Although he was very excited about the movie, Bernal’s eyes didn’t light up until we mentioned his newborn son, Lazaro. Fatherhood is clearly this star’s role of a lifetime.
How has fatherhood changed your outlook on your career?
Gael Garcia Bernal: I think everyone who becomes a father or becomes a mother goes through this change of priorities.
Has anything shocked you about the experience so far?
GGB: It’s a difficult thing to explain because it’s such a complex thing, and yet it’s so simple. So the best way I can explain it is, finally there’s someone more important than me that I have to consider. It’s incredible.
Has [actor and friend] Diego Luna offered you any fatherly advice?
Oh yeah, lots. It was mostly about changing nappies and things like that.
You seem so peaceful.
GGB: Yeah, when you reach 30 everything calms down. You realize now you’re young again.