16 March 2012 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In his mostly dramatic career (thus far), Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has played everyone from a horny, bi-curious teenager (Y Tu Mamá También) to a dude who almost got Brad Pitt’s kids killed (Babel). With this weekend's Casa de Mi Padre, a trippy telenovela-meets-Tarantino comedy co-starring Will Ferrell and Diego Luna, Bernal can proudly add “cheesy drug dealer” to his repertoire. (His rendering of a "lovestruck doctor" comes this spring, in Kate Hudson's romantic cancer comedy.) Intrigued by how the actor reconciles his political consciousness with parodying his motherland, Vulture sat down with him for a chat, and gained insight into Ferrell’s good-bad Spanish, stinky workouts, and Bernal’s deep thoughts about shaving.Were you ever concerned the film was making fun of Mexicans?I think everyone’s made fun of in the film. It’s like South Park. But what I like is that I laughed while I read it. »


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