‘Narcos: Mexico’ Star Luisa Rubino Said the ‘Fires’ and ‘Guns Shooting’ Excited Her the Most

The third season of Narcos: Mexico introduced viewers to the first female narrator in the show. The narrator is Andrea Nuñez, played by Luisa Rubin. She is a journalist determined to take down the Mexican drug lords that are taking over the country. The Narcos: Mexico actor recently shared the “most exciting” part about filming the Netflix series. 

Luisa Rubino reveals the ‘most exciting’ scene to film in the series 

In an exclusive interview with Collider, Narcos: Mexico actor Luisa Rubino and her co-star Mayra Hermosillo got candid about filming the third and final season. Although Rubino remained tight-lipped about the storyline, the actor talked about the “most exciting” part about filming the series. Without giving any spoilers, Rubino said she loved all the “fires” and “guns” that would appear in certain scenes.

“I think the most exciting part of it is the fires, [and] the guns shooting,” Rubino explained. “It was exciting because I was doing this whole other thing, and then all of a sudden, I would hear shots. I was not aquatinted of the sound of a gunshot, so I was [shocked].”

How did Luisa Rubino prepare for the role?

Luisa Rubino wearing a green shirt with blue jeans in 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3.
Luisa Rubino | Juan Rosas/Netflix

In Narcos: Mexico Season 3, Luisa Rubino portrayed Andrea Nuñez, an ambitious journalist who is on a mission to take down the Mexican cartel. In an interview with Distractify, the young actor shared how she gets into character. To channel Andrea, Rubino would listen to TedTalks and study famous Latina journalists.  

“It all happened so fast, so I really didn’t have the time to prepare. I did it all between shootings,” she explained. “I focused on all the remarkable women journalists here in Mexico, which are Anabel Hernandez and Adela Navarro [director of the Tijuana weekly magazine Zeta]. So, yeah TedTalks and interviews, a lot of research.”

But, Rubino didn’t have to work hard to get into character. In fact, the actor relates to Andrea on a personal level. So, it wasn’t difficult to play her on-screen. “[Andrea] really wants to do things right. And she’s after the truth, the whole season,” she added. “She’s fearless. She finds herself so many times in danger, and you can see a character growing up, you know. You start with a young Andrea believing that she’s going to change the world and by episode 5 you see her changing, really realizing what’s going on.”

What’s next for the ‘Narcos: Mexico’ star?

After starring in the last installment of Narcos: Mexico, Luisa Rubino instantly became a breakout star. Fans are curious to know what’s next for the Narcos: Mexico star. So, what’s next for the young actor? While she doesn’t have any projects in the works, Rubino is ready to take Hollywood by storm. 

“I’m working on me,” she told Distractify. “It’s just, you know, getting where I want to be really. I’ve had this thing about Hollywood and the stage since a very young age. I’m getting there and it feels really good to know that I’m closer now.”

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 is streaming now on Netflix.

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