But the season’s major conflict comes from the looming threat of a labor strike as the symphony’s musicians renegotiate their contracts — putting their maestro in the middle of the bureaucratic world of arts financing.“He’s a musical genius [and] they communicate better in that world of music than in the ‘real world.’ Here the real world in the second season is the menace of the strike,” Bernal says.“It’s reassuring [and] gives us another big [incentive to] …make it better and bigger and more ambitious.” The scope has already expanded in Season 2 of “Mozart” (premiering Wednesday on Amazon Prime Video), which filmed scenes in far-flung locales like LA’s Hollywood Bowl and Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes — the latter of which represents a homecoming both for Bernal’s character, Rodrigo, and for the actor.The Amazon dramedy debuted at the end of 2014 with favorable ratings, but hardly the buzz of Amazon’s breakout hit “Transparent.” “Mozart” star Gael García Bernal — a veteran Globes attendee for films like “Y Tu Mamá También” and “The Motorcycle Diaries” — also earned his first individual nomination for playing Rodrigo, the eccentric, brilliant conductor of the New York Symphony.Not that he’s started writing a speech or anything.It’s the type of show that deals with something very abstract — music.You don’t expect this attention to ever come across, in a way,” he says.
“Mozart in the Jungle” scored one of the biggest surprises of this month’s Golden Globe nominations when it snared a best television series nod.
“I think one day before [the awards] I will start to get nervous about it and realize I maybe have to do something,” Bernal told The Post by phone from his native Mexico, where he is spending the holidays.
“I’m still very happy from the initial surprise of the nomination.
“He has very little say in it and he can do very little about it.
Bernal's mother confirmed the news to People Espanol, telling the magazine that Bernal and estranged wife Dolores Fonzi "remain great friends" despite their decision to separate and will now focus on caring for their two children, Lázaro and Libertad. News, the couple met in 2001 on the set of "Vidas Privadas" but didn't begin dating until 2008; they married in 2009. reports that following the split, 35-year-old Bernal has been dividing his time between his native Mexico and Argentina, where Fonzi currently lives with the kids.In happier news, the star is also making headlines for his professional life.