Alvaro Antonio Garcia Perez best known as Alvaro Morte
has acquired international recognition by playing the role of Sergio “The
professor” in the series Money Heist (la casa de papel). The Netflix show money
heist has gone viral internationally and is highly watched. This has made the
fans eager to learn more about the cast, especially the professor (Alvaro Morte)
who is the master mind behind a heist of the best criminal show on Netflix.
Here are some facts you need to know about ‘The Professor’.
auditioned 5 times to acquire the role professor
Alvaro Morte auditioned for the role of professor 5
times but only managed to get it right at the fifth try. Álvaro at first did
not get right the role of the Professor as he assumed Money Heist would be
similar to Oceans Eleven and that he was required to be like George Clooney but
eventually he managed it and as we can clearly see he brings it out best.
a background in Engineering
Alvaro began a degree course in communication engineering
before he changed to a course in dramatic art at Escuela Superior de Arte
Dramatico de Cordoba where he graduated. Having a basis in engineering is seen
in the series as it helps when his team members need to dig through something
especially in their escape plans.
a cancer survivor
Alvaro was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 before he
came into fame. He thought that he would not survive the cancer but was
declared cancer free a few months later. After he was declared free of cancer
he immediately went back to acting and with a lot of zeal.
favorite money heist season
For Alvaro Morte his favorite season in the series was
the first season mainly because there was less demands from fans and the media
on what they anticipated from the characters. Álvaro loved the freedom of
deciding under no influence on what to do on set and play around with the characters.
This although does not mean he does not value the appreciation of the series
a close relationship with Pedro Alonso
When he began working with the other cast members he
and Alonso formed a close friendship that they chose to change the script
making professor and berlin to be brothers in the show.
Morte is literally a professor
Although he has earned the title el professor from his
role in money heist he has no academic qualifications to be a professor. But to
add on that Alvaro can be said to be a professor in real life as he offers
lectures at Tampere university in Finland on literature and stage management.
It also has been said that this lectures help his scenes as professor in the
show to feel familiar.