Some - like Eva Mona Rodekirchen alias Maren Seefeld - go. The others are coming: Actor Patrick Fernandez will soon be hired as one of the main characters in "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten". He already has experience as a telenovela star in Mexico.
The ensemble of "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten" (GZSZ) will be getting reinforcements from autumn. Patrick Fernandez takes on a leading role in the successful format and, according to RTL, will certainly "melt some hearts in Kolle-Kiez".
The 37-year-old has been seen in various roles in Mexico for years. With his commitment to GZSZ, "a childhood dream is now coming true," the actor enthuses in an interview with the broadcaster. Which role he will embody and when exactly he will find his way to the Kolle-Kiez is not yet certain.
Fernandez starred in telenovelas for a total of ten years. After that he had a "little identity crisis" and just moved to the Mexican city of Cancún, he reveals. "In 2015 I came to Germany for a film - behind the camera."
According to Fernandez, his first "German experience" in front of the camera was "Hotel Heidelberg". In it he played the chef John Lindquist in 2019. Then he was seen in the ZDF film "Ein Sommer in Andalusien" in 2020.
Fernandez is supposed to cause a sensation in Kolle-Kiez. Privately, however, he has been happily married for "seven years," reveals the actor.
While Fernandez is looking forward to his new role, GZSZ fans must also prepare for a farewell. At the beginning of the week, Eva Mona Rodekirchen announced that she would be giving up her role as Maren Seefeld after around twelve years. The last episode with her is already running on September 15th. However, Rodekirchen did not rule out a later comeback.