Dominican-born actor Jean Cruz joined the cast of the Spanish Netflix series “The Longest Night”, which is currently available in Latin America through the streaming platform.
Impersonating Diego, one of the main officials of the Monte Baruca Psychiatric Prison, where the events take place, he is the right hand of the head of security. At first Diego appears to be quite disciplined and loyal, but as the series progresses we discover that we really don’t know who is who.
“I am very grateful and happy with this opportunity, which was given in the most surreal way. I was doing an interview for a media outlet in the center of Madrid and I ran into the casting director, Juana Martínez, on the street. The character of Diego already had several pre-selected candidates to play him, but when she saw me, she suggested that I try out as well. I did it two days after that meeting and on the third day they confirmed that I was inside, ”she narrated.
Jean also stated that he felt honored and privileged to be the only Dominican actor in this series, “but I am aware that there is a lot of talent from the Dominican Republic and from other countries that also deserve the opportunity. With great power comes great responsibility and now, in the 21st century, the way out of the stereotype is beginning to open for us. I take responsibility for continuing to contribute my grain of sand and continue opening and improving the path”.
It should be noted that Jean Cruz, born in Santo Domingo, raised in Madrid, Spain, and graduated in Audiovisual Communication and trained in Interpretation, also had a prominent role in the series “La cocinera de Castamar”, available on Netflix.
He announced that he is in a Dominican film called “Boca Chica” of which he will soon offer more details. In addition, he has participated in plays “El abrazo”, “Gazoline” and “El funeral de los necios”, as well as in the series “Central Market”. Advancement.
“I always want to thank you for the support received. The Dominican Republic always supports its own. We are going to continue working on what I like and continue facing personal and work challenges with the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm that I have done to this day”, he pointed out.
“The Longest Night” is a Spanish thriller series released this month. Its first season has six chapters, available on Netflix.