After numerous starring roles in telenovelas as a child, Mexican actor Gael García Bernal crossed over to American audiences in riveting performances in 2000's 'Amores Perros' and 2001's 'Y Tu Mamá También.'

Since then, the actor has forged a fearless resumé, portraying a consummate dreamer in Michel Gondry's 'The Science of Sleep,' Che Guevara in both 'Fidel' and 'The Motorcycle Diaries,' and three characters (including a cross-dresser) in Pedro Almodóvar's 'Bad Education.'

In his latest film, 'Mammoth,' García Bernal plays Leo Vidales, a wealthy video game developer who travels to Thailand for business while doctor wife Michelle Williams struggles with the pressures of her job. The film, hopping from New York to The Philippines to Thailand, is a controversial, poignant look at globalization and its effects on various families. We chatted with the actor while he was on location in Bolivia filming 'También la lluvia.'
div>After numerous starring roles in telenovelas as a child, Mexican actor Gael García Bernal crossed over to American audiences in riveting performances in 2000's 'Amores Perros' and 2001's 'Y Tu Mamá También.'

Since then, the actor has forged a fearless resumé, portraying a consummate dreamer in Michel Gondry's 'The Science of Sleep,' Che Guevara in both 'Fidel' and 'The Motorcycle Diaries,' and three characters (including a cross-dresser) in Pedro Almodóvar's 'Bad Education.'

In his latest film, 'Mammoth,' García Bernal plays Leo Vidales, a wealthy video game developer who travels to Thailand for business while doctor wife Michelle Williams struggles with the pressures of her job. The film, hopping from New York to The Philippines to Thailand, is a controversial, poignant look at globalization and its effects on various families. We chatted with the actor while he was on location in Bolivia filming 'También la lluvia.'

In 'Mammoth,' you play a wealthy a video game developer who originally travels to Thailand to sell the company. Was this how it was scripted or did you have to develop the role yourself?