Though being an outstanding, most-heard web series, MONEY HEIST remarkably takes place in people’s hearts. Notably, it is very popular all over the globe. However, everything relates to real life, like the song Bella Ciao.
And making all fake currency will be difficult to imagine how the director and producer have put together to reach the heights of vogue. To show the behind-the-scenes of the show Money Heist,
Though being an outstanding, most-heard web series, MONEY HEIST remarkably takes place in people’s hearts. Notably, it is very popular all over the globe. However, everything relates to real life, like the song Bella Ciao. And making all fake currency will be difficult to imagine how the director and producer have put together to reach the heights of vogue. To show the behind-the-scenes of the show Money Heist,
Here are 15 interesting and unknown facts about MONEY HEIST that its viewers might not be aware of.
1. Money Heist was first aired on the Spanish TV channel Antena 3 in May 2017
- Before MONEY HEIST was streamed on Netflix, it was first released in Spain on Antena 3 in May 2017. Yet, its first episode was a hit with 4.5 million views. But could not sustain its popularity. However, its viewership started dropping gradually. So much so, that it had to be canceled. The cast and crew will be a flop until Netflix acquires its rights. Later Netflix picked the show, and it became a rage worldwide. The 15-episode show was cut into shorter 22 episodes for Netflix. Such was the frenzy of the show that inspired makers to take the story forward and create more seasons.
2. Money heist just enabled 2020 to go nicely
- 2020 was a deem to all over the world of covid. Due to a complete lockdown, in the entire world, Money Heist was the only pocket leisure for millions. Yet it allowed people to pass their time nicely and stay home during that crisis. Money Heist has come so far in fact that it was Netflix’s most-watched show of 2020. The show was streamed a whopping 65 million times that year, which is a testament to its international popularity.
3. Salvador Dalí became a tribute for his famous mask-delivered money heist.
- The masks of the robbery are of the famous Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, who inspired the world, and spoke volumes through their art, which might just make the top of the list. His paintings became a milestone and stopped at nothing to incite shock within his audience. It is incredible how the team of La Casa De Papel gave a tremendous tribute to this artist to showcase resistance. What an outstanding stroke of genius who was known for taking risks and thriving off the attention that it drew — which is similar to what the Money Heist gang does.
4. Netflix stands prominent and is viewed more with the rising seasons of Money heist
- After Netflix gave the platform to money heists in countries like France, Italy, Chile, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina the show became Netflix’s most-watched show in 2019. Netflix stands prominent with a rating of 8.5 on IMDb. However, with the increasing season, it shows its destiny.
5. Scripts for Money Heist aren’t written in advance rather they are written alongside filming
- It’s hard to believe that The writers of this great show go parallel to the ongoing after every while and write a couple more episodes, so, in essence, they write as and when needed. The logic behind this rests with the fact that they want to see the reactions of the audience, their perception and take, and then write in accordance. which is another thing to keep exciting. Well for that one needs to be the mastermind, isn’t it! Actors often get the script just before the shoot.
6. Bella Ciao was a song of protest long before Money Heist.
- Bella Ciao was already made and popular in the early 19th century. This Italian protest folk song was originally sung to protest the hardships faced by Montana men working in the paddy fields in North Italy.
- Well, there is another angle to that story, which is that Money Heist”, used to represent the gang’s fight for freedom, was originally an anthem adopted by Italian anti-fascists during World War II.
7. They Couldn’t Shoot In The Actual Mint
- The team wanted to make it look real with the idea to have a big scene filmed at The Royal Mint of Spain, which is managed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business. Yet they were not permitted to do that. Unfortunately, despite all efforts, they were not able to obtain permission to shoot there and the production had to be creative in coming up with a similar location. However, they were successful in making all the fake currency looks real.
8. Interesting story behind how character names were decided
- When the show’s creator has to begin the show. Alex Pina walked in the room donning a T-shirt that read Tokyo, the Jesus Colmenar thought it would make the perfect name for the lead character. Though after the next 15 minutes, they decided on the names of all the characters after different cities.
9. Money heist was not the first name of the web series
- The creator, Alex Pina, had chosen the title Los Desahuciados, which translates to, “The Outcasts.”
- However, it did not work.
- Overdue, it was decided that the show would be titled “La Casa de Papel” since the opening scene where the cast is robbing the Royal Mint is essentially nothing more than a “paper house.” Which did not work out. There’s no telling if the original title may have prevented some unpopular opinions about Money Heist’s final and controversial translation which was decided for the English-speaking audience. It was changed by Netflix and welcomed to the platform in the international category. Logic, the title “Money Heist” includes the logic that the characters were involved in a heist at The Royal Mint, where they stole money. Many people still believe that Money Heist and La Casa De Papel are two separate series when they are the same show.
10. Arturo Was Holding An Actual Flame thrower
- Fans won’t soon forget the tense standoff between Arturo and the robbers, as the deceitful motivational speaker finds himself in an advantageous spot in a weapons depot. The entire scene took several weeks to film, as the complex angles and the number of weapons present on the set meant everyone had to be at their best at all times.
- Enrique Arce, the actor who plays Arturo, actually got to use a real flamethrower during the scene where he walks toward the thieves in the narrow hallway. It’s an impressive feat to pull off, considering how the enclosed space likely made it that much harder to withstand the heat from the flames while having to carry the heavy weapon.
11. The show used more than 600 red jumpsuits
- Through all five seasons over 600 of the iconic red jumpsuits were used to dress the cast. The costume designer, Carloz Diez, dressed in the series and the characters were far from boring.”Designing the wardrobe of La Casa de Papel [Money Heist] is such an experience well because each character is so different from the next. It has been a great challenge to dress all the characters individually and then again as a group, with that iconic red jumpsuit.” The other reason was that some scenes required 8-10 versions of the same outfit for characters. That’s because the jumpsuit would start clean, but then need dirt, dust and blood added, depending on what was happening.
12. Filming has taken place in 300 locations in 7 countries
- Reportedly, The series is arranged in Madrid and shot in 300 places all over the world. Netflix’s later involvement brought more opportunities for the show; taking shooting to a variety of locations outside of Spain, the entire first series was filmed. Shooting for the series has taken place in Thailand, Denmark, Panama, Portugal, Italy, and the United Kingdom, where the scenes involving the flooded vault at the Bank of Spain werintolmed.
13. Tokyo wasn’t meant to be the show’s narrator
- According to a Spanish news site, El Mundo Tokyo (played by Úrsula Corberó) wasn’t planned to be the series narrator. Since its first series fans have wondered why the narration comes from Tokyo, suggesting that it should come from The Professor (Álvaro Morte), the heist who is the male-dominated group leader. Well, in reality, that’s what show producers originally intended, but eventually decided that it would be too narcissistic for the professor into it, and also wanted a female voice doing the narration given the fact they had such a male-dominated cast.
14. Álvaro Morte had to audition five times for The Professor
- It was tough to decide on the role of a mastermind. It was rather hard to imagine anyone else playing the role of heist mastermind. The Spanish actor reportedly had to audition five times over two months to get the part. And we’re so glad he did. The Professor, according to TechZimo Álvaro Morte wasn’t a total shoot.
15. They Had To Look For An Actor With A “Trashy Laugh
- Denver is especially known for his trashy laugh. His fans will always remember how his laugh perfectly sums up his personality in Money Heist.
- His intentional, unique laughter sums up his personality as the team behind the show wanted to cast someone whose attitude would match their envisioned version of the character. Well to that challenge actor Denver should be to do a “trashy laugh” and Jaime Lorente was thankfully more than glad.
The show is as amazing as the facts related to the creator’s idea of the show. Nonetheless, to create and write side by side the script of such a mastermind show though one needs to be the mastermind, and these facts speak about Jesus Colmenar’s mastermind.
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