• Why is Pablo Escobar not speaking proper Spanish?

    One year ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    I am watching the series Narcos in the original language. This means that Pablo Escobar's voice, among others, is in Spanish.
    From the very beginning, his accent sounded very strange to me, not Colombian at all. To my surprise, I discovered that the actor playing this role is Wagner Moura , a Brazilian who learnt Spanish to play this role :
    He moved to Medellín several months before shooting and started to learn the language, which he called “the hardest thing I've ever done,” though he didn't see any other choice.
    Why was this actor chosen despite this? To me, this sounds as weird as...
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