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Lena lives in New York, but soon decides to come back to the German capital. GZSZ long-term villain Bahro: ‘It was clear that I would not survive’ Valentina Pahde: ​​’We had a lot of physical contact’ Escapism or not: How carelessly broadcasters implement Corona measures After only three months: Janina Kranz leaves’ Good times, bad times ‘

Lena Bachmann can be seen at GZSZ from November 18th. The series runs from Monday to Friday from 7.40 p.m. on RTL. 

Sources used: RTL: press release own research 

She is one of the absolute favorites of the current GZSZ line-up: Valentina Pahde. As Sunny, Valentina has won the hearts of fans in recent years. Now she’s getting her own series.

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RTL is breaking new ground and venturing into a spin-off of "Good times Bad Times". The focus will be on the character Sunny Richter, embodied by Valentina Pahde since 2015. On the show "Sunny – Who are you really?" Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht is also involved. The series is a production for the RTL streaming provider TVNOW.

According to "RTL.de" is about the series by Sunny, who is temporarily moving from Berlin to Munich for a photography masterclass. There is a death at a party and Sunny wonders what happened.

Valentine can’t wait to start shooting: "I’m really looking forward to an exciting time, to many new stories and to this production, which is full of drama, emotions, sex and passion."

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Filming for the series has already started. There is not yet a start date for the series. It is also unclear whether the series will only be shown on TVNOW or whether it will also be on TV.

Sources used: RTL.de: "Start of production for the new TVNOW series “SUNNY” with GZSZ star Valentina Pahde"Picture: "Valentina Pahde’s new TV plans" (subject to a fee) News agency Spot on newshow other sources less sources

For almost three decades, Wolfgang Bahro has been GZSZ-Fiesling Dr. Jo Gerner in front of the camera. On his 60th birthday, the actor looks back and talks to t-online about getting older, thoughts of leaving and a particularly extreme experience.

"Again and again Gerner" – that’s the name of the book that Wolfgang Bahro wrote together with the journalist Andreas Kurtz. In it he looks back on childhood, career beginnings and of course on all the years he spent for the RTL series "Good times Bad Times" stands in front of the camera. Originally he didn’t want this role at all and had to be persuaded to do so. After the book was published on Tuesday, Bahro will celebrate his 60th birthday on Friday. 

In advance, he explains to t-online in an interview, among other things, what it is like for him to be recognized always and everywhere, why he was thinking about getting out of GZSZ and how he looks to getting older. Why does he keep talking about Dieter Hallervorden? Read for yourself.

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t-online: Mr. Bahro, in your book you write that you consider it an honor to be a popular actor and to be recognized on the street. Can you enjoy this consistently? Or are there moments when you think: Oh, I would like to go shopping in peace?

Wolfgang Bahro: There are of course moments when I would like not to be recognized. In Berlin, people are not so euphoric when they see a celebrity, that’s not all. In other cities, however, that can be a bit of a burden.

Yes, in Berlin people are more used to familiar faces on the street …

Exactly, but it also has advantages to be recognized everywhere. For example, my wife says that if I go to a hardware store with her, then we suddenly have three salespeople around us. If she goes alone, she won’t find a single one. It becomes a disadvantage when I really want to shop in peace, stroll through the Christmas market or relax by the lake when the weather is nice, then it can quickly turn into an autograph session or a photo shoot.

Are you still excited when you stand in front of the camera at GZSZ?

It doesn’t matter whether I’m on stage or in front of the camera: I’m always excited, even at GZSZ. But I think you have to have this stage fright. I mean, Heinz Rühmann once said: "When you no longer have stage fright, you can quit your job." I guess you need that adrenaline rush to be good. Otherwise there is no energy.

How important is it for you to be on stage in addition to the daily series or to do other projects?argumentative essay layout

Very important, I see the acting profession as very diverse. The stage is the mother of acting, it is the most important thing. This is how it all started and whoever exists on a stage also exists in front of a television camera or in other acting challenges. I also like to listen to and do radio plays, I like to play theater or cabaret. I did that for years, it was always a lot of fun. 

Wolfgang Bahro 2017 as Charlie Chaplin in the play "A certain Charles Spencer Chaplin": The actor is also regularly on the theater stage. (Source: imago images / POP-EYE)

This diversity is what makes an actor’s life so colorful and varied. That’s why I never want to miss theater. It parallel to "Good times Bad Times" to do is a double burden. But it’s fun, it doesn’t always have to be, but I don’t want to give up on any of these things.

Back to GZSZ: In the book you describe the shooting of a scene in which a lot of champagne had to be drunk before the scene was finished. How about Gerner’s cognac: is it real?

In general, I can say that there is not a single drop of alcohol on the GZSZ set, neither behind the camera nor in front of it. The story with the sparkling wine was a mistake because there wasn’t enough fake sparkling wine. We had to open the bottle again and again for the scene, of course it had to be originally sealed. Since we had to repeat the scene so often, we ran out of non-alcoholic champagne bottles and had to grab a real one. But that doesn’t usually happen. A cognac is usually represented somehow with slightly diluted apple juice or heavily diluted cola. Alcohol is taboo on set.

A lot has happened in your time as Jo Gerner. Do you remember every single story with Gerner inside out or are scenes also forgotten? 

There are certain highlights that I immediately remember. But Gerner has seen so many stories in these 28 years that it is sometimes difficult for me to remember everything. I would have to do some real research there.

Do you have your favorite story about Gerner?

I have a story that I find very funny. Gerner was invited to a fishing competition and has absolutely no idea about boobs and bubbles, that’s why he takes Daniel (Hans Christiani) with him. First, Gerner buys fishing equipment, Daniel examines it and says: "Great, what you bought there. Surely it was expensive." Then Gerner said: "Yes, is it also correct?" – "Yes, this fishing tackle is right for deep-sea fishing, but it cannot be used to catch carp in the pond." All in all a very humorous story, including the fishing scenes directly. I had a lot of fun.

And which storyline around Gerner do you dislike at all?

I didn’t really like the storyline where Gerner kidnaps his own daughter and Katrin Flemming (Ulrike Frank) pretends that their daughter was murdered by the kidnapper. I found that very violent.

Katrin (Ulrike Frank) and Jo Gerner (Wolfgang Bahro): The two of them have actually gone through many good and bad times together at GZSZ. (Source: TVNOW / Rolf Baumgartner)

If you don’t like a scene in the script at all, can you change it, or do you just have to go through it?

There have been situations in which I have adjusted the storyline. Or have said that this is not possible because the figure is changed or suffers from it. That’s why I’ve already submitted my objection, which also worked. If we can’t get on with a story or think it’s not going to work that way, the producers are always ready to listen. There are days when they have a kind of consultation hour and we can talk to them about the problems. This is not only the case with me, but also with the other colleagues. Consideration is given, and the stories are then changed accordingly. It’s all doable.

Have you ever considered leaving GZSZ or set a time limit?

At first I thought I’d do it for two months to catch up with the company and learn a little something, and then I’ll go again. These two months have now proven to be 28 years.

When I was firmly on the series, I didn’t really think about getting out next year, but always let everything come my way. However, there were always situations in which I said I’d rather get out. Those were the moments when I disagreed with the story, when I thought it would damage the character, just to make a story work. I was partly of the opinion that it doesn’t have to be, I’d rather leave before the Gerner character is destroyed. But then it was always the case that I could talk to the producers, who then said: We don’t want you to leave, then we’ll change that. Everything is fine.

Many celebrities were guests at GZSZ – from politicians to boy bands. Who do you particularly fondly remember? 

What I found nice was meeting Gerhard Schröder, who was still Prime Minister at the time. He was supposed to be in a scene and when he got the script to read he asked if he could say something else. The director was a little confused and asked what he had thought of. Then Schröder only: "Well, you’ll see that then." That was a wedding scene. Schröder then said spontaneously to the groom: "I warmly congratulate you on your wedding, I know how difficult it is." He has a sense of humor.

Is there a celebrity that you would like to have a visit at GZSZ?

Dieter Hallervorden, that would be funny. I don’t know if he would do that. Maybe. You don’t know about him.

Now at 85 maybe …

Yes, perhaps. I was at his birthday party the other day. On the day of his birthday he premiered "God’s resume"in which he plays God. Afterwards there was a little partying in the open air. That was great.

You will soon have a special birthday coming up: the 60th – what does this number mean to you or in general: What does getting older mean to you?   

At first it’s a bit of a shock when suddenly a six sees it. But then there are people like Dieter Hallervorden, who celebrated his 85th on stage in the theater. And one of the well-wishers was, for example, Herbert Köfer, who is now 99 years old and is still in front of the camera and on stage. When I see people like that, I don’t worry and hope that at 85 I’m as fit as Dieter. Then there will still be many beautiful things in front of me. Dieter Hallervorden is the best example of this. He only got his career kick after he got older and actually only made really nice films when he was old. Before that there was the comedian Didi, but that he can be an excellent theater and, above all, film actor, he could actually only prove when he was of the appropriate age, for example with "Honey in the head". That gives hope and courage: I am facing new goals, new challenges and I am looking forward to them.

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Theater and GZSZ seem to be going great for you: Would you like to see more in the cinema? 

I would love to act in a movie again. That’s such a wish. I also like going to the cinema and I think it’s a shame that cinemas have a hard time today next to platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. That makes it easier. You can choose a time, look at any time from your tablet, mobile phone or laptop. That’s practical, I also use it and can understand that. Still, I think it’s a shame. But for me cinema is not dead yet. And I would like to help ensure that it will continue for many years or decades. Therefore: I would like to make a movie one day, but if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t hurt either.

How was it at the beginning of your acting career? Did you aim for a career in cinema back then or does something like that happen by accident? Why didn’t it develop like that for you?

Of course, every actor has all sorts of raisins in his head at the beginning. You want to make a cinema. In Germany, unfortunately, unlike in America, there is this stereotype thinking. There is also a classification: The premier class is of course the cinema actors, including those who shoot multi-part films on television. Then come the ones who make series on television. Then there are those who make soaps, and at the bottom are those who participate in scripted reality formats. That’s the hierarchy. And of course every actor wants to play at the top of Olympus, namely with the cinema actors.