Movies: MEET THE NEW IT BOY

Is there anyone Gael Garcáa Bernal can't play? Not if he gets his way

THE YOUNG ACTOR IN BAD Education knows it is the role of a lifetime. After all, he says, the scenario he has just presented to a famous director is the story of his own life. Who better to play the leading part? Yes, the main character is a drag queen but, he tells the director, "if I look too manly, I can slim down." Pride mixes with desperation as he adds, "I'm very flexible. I can do anything."

The young actor playing the young actor in Pedro Almodóvar's new film also has a myriad of faces to wear--a transvestite chanteuse, the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!