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50 Unknown & Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Money Heist –
(1) The world famous show was deemed a failure in Spain and was almost canceled after season 1.
(2) Then Netflix picked up the show re-titled it as Money Heist and added it in its international catalog which ultimately made it the success it is today.
(3) Money Heist is the top viewed show on Netflix in six countries.
(4)Tokyo was the first character to get a name, Director and producer of the show Jesus Colmenar shared that one day Money Heist creator Alex Pina came to work wearing a shirt that had the word “Tokyo” printed in front. It was then Colmenar thought “Tokyo” would be the perfect name for a character.
(5) And in another 15 minutes other names such as Moscow, Denver, Berlin came up.
(6) The iconic Dali mask is actually a tribute to the famous painter Salvador Dalí.
(7) Stephen King and Neymar Jr are some of the most popular fans of the show.
(8) Many celebrities have donned the red jumpsuit and the Dali mask. Neymar even made a cameo as a monk in Part 3 of Season 2.
(9) The show never left Spain while shooting season 1 and season 2. But Seasons 3 and 4, however, saw a significant boost to the show’s budget thanks to its acquisition by Netflix.
(10) The break into the Bank of Spain is as realistic as possible. The team did substantial research on the defense mechanisms of the actual Bank of Spain’s vault (because just like in the show, the vault in real life floods itself in case of a breach). The makers even hired a marine engineer to help design the antechamber which can address the said defense mechanisms.
(11) The series has its fans in the criminal world too and has also inspired a few real robbery incidents.
(12) The Scripts for Money Heist aren’t written in advance rather they are written alongside filming.
(13) Bella Ciao was a song of protest long before Money Heist. During World War II Bella Ciao was used to rally the antifascist resistance in Italy.
(14) People with iconic red jumpsuits and Dali masks have appeared in several protests in Lebanon, Iraq, France, and Chile.
(15) The toughest scenes to shoot were the money shower scene and the scuba one. The money shower scene was quite difficult to shoot in the way the director wanted. During the shoot the weather also kept changing sunny to rainy, and it took multiple tries to get the cash to fly in the right direction.
(16) The Professor is a totally different character who is quite unique, but many fans are not aware that even he has an unofficial city name – Vatican City.
(17) A city that is very well protected, mysterious and filled with knowledge. Vatican City is that the perfect name for the character that Álvaro Morte plays.
(18) Álvaro Morte, the actor who plays The Professor, actually has perfect vision in real life and it took him quite some time to get used to wearing glasses, but the show kept the look.
(19) The original title of the series is La Casa de Papel, in Spanish, and although it sounds perfect, this was not their first choice. The creator, Alex Pina, had chosen the title Los De-sa-hu-cia-dos, which translates to “The Outcasts”. Since the characters in the series are social outcasts, he thought it would be a suitable title.
(20) The 2008 Financial Crash Played A Part In Its Creation. There’s an idea about not trusting governments and protesting against central organizations such as banks because of the control they have over people’s lives. Much of this came from the 2008 financial crisis that badly affected the vast majority of countries around the world.
(21) Nairobi has been one of the most important characters in Money Heist and has played a central role in the story. Yet, she was not actually in the initial story and was not present in the first draft of the script.
(22) Newspaper Printing Machines Were Used For The Fake Money.
(23) The Italian protest song “Bella Ciao” is part of the fabric of Money Heist along with the distinctive masks and the color red. Yet, it was only chosen because one of the writers used it as music to hype himself up while trying to come up with new ideas. He thought it would be the perfect choice after listening to it one day.
(24) The writers wanted to mix the genres of action and social films together. This was because action movies were too often seen to be shallow while social films were too boring and bogged down with messages. By combining the best of both worlds, they hoped to be able to be exciting but impactful at the same time.
(25) It Is Netflix’s Most-Watched Non-English Language Show.
(26) The actors knew the script of each episode only when they were shooting, and thus the actors have no clue about the next scene they are going to appear.
(27) Tokyo is inspired by the character Mathilda from the film Leon: The Professional.
(28) Denver’s unique laugh was written beforea Serbian actor born in the former Yugoslavia. Peric moved to Barcelona in 2004, and began acting in Spanish. In addition to acting, Peric is a Qi Gong master.
(30) Roberto Garcia, the actor who plays Oslo served in Spain’s military for over two decades, before he began his second career as an actor.
(31) Both Miguel Herrán and Jaime Lorente who play Rio and Denver respectively can also be seen in Élite, the addictive and racy teen TV show.
(32) Luka Peros, the 43-year-old Croatian actor who plays the character of Marsella, is mostly known for his voiceover work, according to his IMDb profile. Peros graduated from Emerson College in 2000 with a BFA in Performing Arts and has even worked as a puppeteer at the Zagreb Puppet Theatre in Croatia.
(33) Although we are used to seeing Tokyo with a ‘y’ it is actually spelled as Tokio with an ‘i’ in the original Spanish version.
(34) For fans of Bollywood, There was a rumor that Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has bagged the rights of this show and he is planning to make it into a film instead of a web-series, where he may act, apart from producing it.
(35) Originally, the writers had initially planned the fate of each gang member quite differently. They were all going to have some form of a terminal illness, which was going to serve as the primary motivation behind their decision to go for the risky heist. However, in the end, the creators went against the plan and it was only Berlin who had a terminal illness.
(36) The Professor was the first choice as the narrator for the show, but the creators thought that it would be too narcissistic for him to narrate his own plan. Ultimately, they chose Tokyo to be the narrator as they wanted to have a woman’s perspective in the predominantly masculine setting.
(37) The character of Nairobi was written for Alba Flores. The creators realized that the series just does not work with Tokyo as the only woman in the gang. Alba Flores, who has worked with Álex Pina on another project, was offered the role and the character was written specifically for her.
(38) It’s easy to admire and love The Professor, and that is mainly because Álvaro Morte makes the fictional character come to life and feel real. However, the role did not come easily to him. In an interview, Morte said that he had to do five auditions over the course of two months before he was chosen for the part.
(39) In Part 1 and 2 of the series, we see the gang of misfits carry out their first heist at the Royal Mint of Spain. The realistic set design, and the amount of detailing, can convince anyone, that they were shown the actual, Royal Mint of Spain. However, shooting inside or outside the mint is strictly prohibited due to security reasons.
That is why the creators used the Spanish National Research Council building, the exterior of which bears a striking resemblance to that of the Royal Mint. The rest of the scenes were shot in a studio.
(40) The gold vault that we get to see in Season 3 actually exists. The Bank of Spain in Madrid has a gold vault that fills up with water to trap possible intruders and prevent the bullion from being stolen. However, it is one of the many security measures put in place to secure the vault.
(41) The iconic song “Bella Ciao” appears more times than we may have realized. References to the song can be found more times than most of us may have noticed.
For example, during the opening credits of Season 3, we can see the words “una mattina mi sono alzato” written above a doorway. If you have listened to the song carefully, you will know that this is actually the opening line of “Bella Ciao.”
(42) In Season 1 Episode 12, we see The Professor and Raquel Murillo have their special date. In one scene, The Professor plays a tune on the piano. If you know your music, you might have recognized it to be the 1902 track, “The Entertainer,” by Scott Joplin.
The same tune is also the theme music in the 1973 movie The Sting, which is about a duo trying to perform the ultimate con. During this scene, Raquel had no idea about The Professor’s real identity, which is why the music adds a special meaning to the overall scene.
(43) El Profesor and Berlin were not originally meant to be brothers. Álvaro Morte and Pedro Alonso created their own backstory for their characters, in which they are half-brothers, and Berlin is the older brother from his father’s first marriage. The reason they speak some Russian is because Berlin took his El Profesor to Russia for medical treatment when he was young.
(44) Unbeknownst to many viewers, Netflix also dropped a behind-the-scenes documentary on the show. Entitled Money Heist: The Phenomenon. The 57-minute documentary, details the series’, meteoric rise, from a little-known shown on Spanish free TV, to finding global popularity on Netflix – ultimately, transcending into one of the largest pop culture phenomena today.
(45) It originally premiered on Spanish network Antena 3 in May 2017, it opened to ratings of over 4 million viewers. This was considered one of the best premieres in Spanish TV since 2015. However, even with strong critics reviews, interest in the show waned until Netflix bought the rights.
(46) Money Heist creator Alex Pina has said that he was urged to kill off the character Berlin from the show because he didn’t fit with the times and was deemed controversial. Pina expressed some dissatisfaction with the request, which reportedly came from top bosses.
(47) The song, ‘Bella Ciao’ also seems to have acquired a new meaning; it has become an anthem for causes like democracy, feminism and the environment. An NGO rescued a boat full of immigrants and once they were brought to safety, they sang ‘Bella Ciao’.
(48) After its initial failure, The faith of the show was undecided until Netflix acquired it and retitled it as Money Heist for the American audience. Despite the fact that almost no advertisement was done, Netflix’s gamble seemed to be beneficial.
(49) The show is the winner of the ‘Best Drama series’ and several other awards in the 46th International Emmy Awards and rightfully so because of its intriguing plot, acting and direction.
(50) The Original title of the show is La Casa de Papel which actually translates to The House of Paper.
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