Former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will make his debut on the big screen with a cameo in the film My Other Jon, Paco Arango's new charity project that will star actors such as Carmen Maura, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Fernando Albizu and Olivia Mill.
This is Rajoy's debut in the cinema but not in the world of audiovisual fiction since the former president played himself in another cameo in 2000 in the TVE series Jacinto Durante representative, a comedy about artist managers.
The film in which Rajoy will now appear tells the story of Merche (Carmen Maura), an old woman who, after the announcement of her terminal condition, decides to live the last days of her life with an intensity that her body does not allow: for this , he must transfer his soul to the body of Jon (Fernando Albizu), a Basque truck driver in whose appearance he will travel to La Palma to see the sea for the last time.
Like Arango's previous projects (Maktub, Lo Que De Verdad Importa (The Healer) and Los Rodríguez y el Más Allá), My other Jon will allocate all its profits to help children with cancer through the Aladina Foundation and, in this occasion, to support those affected by the La Palma volcano.
The film, whose shooting ended on September 3 until the incorporation of former President Rajoy, will also feature other notable cameos such as those of Macarena Gómez, Marisol Ayuso, María José Alfonso, María Luisa Merlo, Enrique Villén or Ana Obregón, who He has broken mourning for the death of his son for the cause.
In the previous television cameo, Rajoy appeared for a minute and a half in one of the thirteen episodes of the Jacinto Durante representative series, directed by Antonio del Real and in which actors such as Juan Luis Galiardo, Concha Cuetos and Alfonso Lusson participated.
"Caramba, the great Isaías", started Rajoy, who was then Minister of Education and Culture of the Aznar Government. The apparition consisted of helping a parish priest to enter a public building. The priest, played by Galiardo, forgot the authorization and asked Rajoy, Minister of Education, for help to pass the access control. After satisfying his prayers, the scene concludes with "thank you, Mariano. You are still the least political politician I know."