Money Heist 5 cast talks about “brawl” in the season finale: “Here we can feel the love of the country of India”
The Money Heist season 5 premiered on Netflix today. The worldwide success sent fans back to the Bank of Spain, where the gang faced their biggest enemy to date: the military. and various shots, and BTS too. Even the actors agree that its final season follows a war genre filled with intense action and gunplay.
“Things have changed a lot from the first season but as you’ve seen in the promos, this season is full-on war. All the characters are full of adrenaline. It’s always been like that. It’s a heist, but I think this time it is more than that,” Darko said.
Darko’s Helsinki has remained a core gang member from the first season. A tough one to crack, he’s lost his brother Oslo and closest friend Nairobi in the past seasons. According to Darko, “all the characters who get close to Helsinki suffer. So I think he has a lot of bad luck, but it’s going to happen.” He was pointing at Helsinki taking out all his anger and pain through the guns.
While Helsinki has a character rating from season one, Rodrigo, like Palermo, joined the heist in season three. However, Palermo is far from the most reliable thief. He fell, helping Gandia to free himself, and also caused the death of Nairobi.
Does Rodrigo see his character as an anti-hero who might redeem himself in the episodes ahead? “I think he would. He was very hard hit by the loss of Berlin in the past seasons and Nairobi’s death also hit him very deeply. So I think he’s going to be looking for that redemption. I think he will find things in his colleague and friend Helsinki.”
The current heist of the Bank of Spain was a Berlin scheme devised by Palermo, a professional engineer, but its rise caused many internal problems. Now that the pseudonym Itziar Lisboa is inside the bank, cases can be moved in the absence of the professor.
Lisbon is a former police officer and therefore can understand the minds of the negotiators. It is this aspect of your work that has helped the team so far. …Itziar agreed on how Lisbon would become relevant. “I wasn’t the one holding charge initially. But now I’m in the plan. The story has changed completely. It’s gone to a whole different level,” she said, adding that despite the difficult action scenes, she liked the challenge.
Now that the show has closed the curtain on its history, with a second season finale slated to open on December 3rd, how does the cast separate from La Casa De Papela kits or Money Heist? Rodrigo, who hails from Argentina, said that filming the show brought him closer to his colleagues, so he will definitely miss the cast and crew.
“I’ve spent two years of my life with them. We even lived through the pandemic together and shared intense situations. We’ve become great friends. I live in a country very far away from Spain, and the world. So, I’m really going to miss them dearly,” he said with an emotional tone.
And what about the Indian fandom? We asked the cast if they were aware of the popularity the crime-drama enjoys in India. Itziar candidly said she was aware of it all. “I’ve seen that. I get chocolate boxes, flowers, and letters from India to the Basque Country and I know the show is a huge success in India. We can feel all that love here as well. Of course, I have tons of great women talking to me and sending things to me that it’s a great show.”
“I really hope to come to India one day,” Darko concluded