Joaquín Cosío detailed some encounters with drug trafficking after playing “El Cochiloco”

Joaquín Cosío recalled some encounters with drug traffickers after “El Infierno”

The famous Mexican actor, Joaquin Cosio shared on February 13 on an interview channel that after giving life to The Cochiloco some organized crime people they tried to strike up a conversation with him, to the point of confusing and threatening him.

It was during the talk show on the channel Yordi Rosado YouTubewhere Cosío shared various passages of his acting career after more than 50 movies like million dollar Baby, Mars or Shooter. However, halfway through his intervention, the renowned interpreter pointed out that after participating in the film Hell, some organized crime men approached him.

The actor who gave life to General Mateo Suarez in The Suicide Squad (2021) shared that after recording Hell many times has received bottles of Tequila from Organized Crime to congratulate him on his performance: “They have sent me tequilas […] In Monterrey with Luis Estrada, the bottles arrived and, you turn around and you know ‘If they look alike they are‘” he explained.

Joaquín Cosió spoke about his time in “El Infierno” Photo: Screenshot “El Infierno”

Later, the actor deepened that on some occasions they have tried to start a conversation with him: “In Zacatecas, I was with some friends and some youngsters arrived who were halfway into it. And they say ‘What happened?’ They tell me a phrase, that’s the most chilling phrase they’ve ever said to me: ‘we’re the real ones’”, confessed Cosió to Yordi Rosado.

Likewise, the actor who gave voice to ted on the tape ted (2015) alongside Mark Wahlberg remembered the occasion in which he received a direct threat when he was in a restaurant in Ciudad Juárez by a man who began to harass him.

“A very well-dressed blond man approaches me and tells me quiúbole, he approaches me and what happened, how are you doing… and then he left and came back. The third or fourth time I was dying. Me trembling and the guy turning to see me, my friend with his girlfriend and again… He tells me ‘be careful when you cross the door’. Imagine, it’s the only time I checked that your knees do shake”, he recalled between laughs.

Joaquín Cosío recalled some encounters with drug traffickers after “El Infierno”

It should be noted that this is not the first time that Joaquín Cosío plays a character linked to organized crime. One of his most recent projects of this nature was when he joined the cast of the series Narcos: Mexico (2018) as Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, alias Gift Netthird of the capos of the Guadalajara Cartel.

Because of that role, according to the actor, Gift Net who was placed under house arrest in 2016 thanks to his advanced age and state of health, was very satisfied with the interpretation of Cosío in Narcos: Mexico: “I had been told a comment, a character from the staff, He told me that Don Neto was very happy with how his character acted”, he finished.

Due to the great projection and talent, Joaquín Cosío has become one of the most sought after Mexican actors by the national and international film industry. His versatility in the roles he plays, as well as his character and talent, place him among the favorites of producers and audiences.

The actors Tenoch Huerta (Rafael Caro Quintero), Diego Luna (Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo) and Joaquin Cosio (Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, "Gift Net") in "Narcos: Mexico"
The actors Tenoch Huerta (Rafael Caro Quintero), Diego Luna (Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo) and Joaquin Cosio (Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, “Don Neto”) in “Narcos: Mexico”

Born in 1962 in Tepic, Nayaritat a young age he had to migrate to chihuahua to seek a better quality of life. In the border state he studied communication Sciences at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH) to start his career in various local media and as a teacher at his Alma Mater and at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez.

Those days reporting, writing and teaching did not last long, as during the 1980s he began his career in the theater. From that stage he climbed to television, then to the movies and now he is a renowned actor for his endearing, very Mexican roles.


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