Tonight El Señor de los Cielos is back on TV and Rafael Amaya will play once again the powerful drug trafficker Aurelio Casillas on this new season 3. The Mexican actor is very excited about the new season that will be just as full of action, romance and suspense as the ones before. Amaya told Latinafied, “I am shocked, because more things are coming that will continue to surprise the viewers, now that this new season has more than 70 episodes.”
Me quieres ver en la carcel??? telemundo's video https://t.co/YRJr8fHEkX— Rafael Amaya (@RafaAmayaNunez) April 21, 2015
Here’s what you need to know:
1.He is not Allowed to do his Stunts
When it comes to the explosive actions, Rafael Amaya is not allowed to do his own stunts. Production doesn’t let the actor risk his body to film an action scene inEl Señor de los Cielos to save time and to keep him safe. The actor told People en Español, “I can’t do them, I can’t move [like that], for that we have the stunt doubles, I can’t risk myself into breaking something.”
2.How Rafael Amaya Became Aurelio Casillas
Amaya did his homework when he took the role of Aurelio Casillas, who’s based on the real life drug trafficker Amado Carillo Fuentes. In an interview with Telemundo, Amaya explained how he learned everything he could from Amado Carillo Fuentes and adapted his love for airplanes, women and his charisma. He also took characteristics from other famous drug dealers and added it to Aurelio Casillas.
As Aurelio, Amaya is flirtatious and loves women; and in his drug dealing business he is the boss who’s always defending his place. He is a man who doesn’t show weakness. He told Latinafied, “This role came into my life [and] as an actor has been a blessing. I feel as though I won the lottery, and it has made me feel like the luckiest man on the planet.”
3.Before ‘El Señor de los Cielos’
Before he became known as El Señor de los Cielos, Amaya starred on Las Vias del Amor, Salome, Las Dos Caras de Ana.He also did some short films like Rock Mari, Sin Memoria, Adios mundo cruel and Atrocious. In 2010, the actor took a role in La Reina del Sur as a drug trafficker Raimundo Davila Parra ‘El Guero’. You can say that this character lead Amaya to El Señor de los Cielos. Amaya told Entertainment Affair, “I want to play interesting, well-rounded characters and that’s what I got with El Señor de los Cielos…I love my character. He is an everyday guy. Sometimes he is the good guy, sometimes he’s the bad guy, like real men are and I would never give up the opportunity to play him for a Hollywood movie.”
4. Rafael Amaya is Engaged
In real life, Amaya is in love with actress Angelica Celaya. The couple met in 2010 while they were filming Alguien te Mira. Last year, Amaya proposed after four years of dating and now they are planning their wedding. Celaya told People en Español, “My dream is to celebrate with my parents their future birthdays with their grandchildren running around and all of us together.”
5.El Señor de los Cielos & the Team
We know that the star-studded cast in El Señor de los Cielos includes familiar faces from seasons one and two like Rafael Amaya, Mauricio Ochmann, Carmen Villalobos, Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub, Lisa Owen, Sabrina Seara, Gala Montes and Sergio Mur. Joining them are Manuel Balbi, Tommy Vazquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Tomas Goros, Daniel Rascon, Sahit Sosa, Ari Sebastian Brickman, Edgardo Gonzalez, Jorge Luis Moreno, Sandra Beltran, Alejandro Lopez, Jesus More, Sebastian Ferrat, Alejandro Peniche, Leonardo Daniel, Fernando Sarfati, Carlos Torres, Veronica Montes, Mauricio Garza, Arnulfo Reyes, Sebastian Caicedo, Sandra Diaz, Marina de Tavira, Veronica Falcon and Vivana Serna, among others. Click below to check out the cast.
Mauricio Ochmann as Jose Maria 'Chema' Venegas. (Telemundo)