At 35, Mario Casas can boast one of the most prolific and varied careers in Spanish film and television. And that, a decade ago, after the success of the saga Tres metros sobre el cielo and his time in series such as Los hombres de Paco or El barco, he seemed predestined to be the eternal teen idol.
That idol who lined folders has become one of the most recognized actors in the Spanish industry, winning his first Goya in March for No matarás. After seeing him in El inocente, Oriol Paulo’s thriller for Netflix, the actor has taken a well-deserved break this summer and is now with his family in the Dominican Republic, from where he has surprised his followers with his new haircut.
As we can see in the image, Casas has gathered his hair in braids. The reactions in networks have not been long in coming, including those of his sister Sheila Casas, who commented: “Hey boy, you’re not from the Dominican Republic, are you?
What is clear is that the actor is having a wonderful time after several years of non-stop work. Few actors can boast as much as him of having been able to reinvent himself and avoid typecasting, chaining projects ranging from comedy made in Álex de la Iglesia (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, El bar) to pure drama (Ismael, Los 33: una historia de esperanza), including epic romance (Palmeras en la nieve) or extremely physically demanding films (Bajo la piel de lobo, El fotógrafo de Mauthausen), just to cite a few examples. What will he surprise us with next?