Actress Christine Neubauer can be seen in an ARD thriller this week because someone involved in the production accidentally called her. "It's Anette's fault," said Neubauer shortly before the evening show "Watzmann determined: The kidnapped bride" (6:50 p.m. on Wednesday in the first) was broadcast. "We have known each other since the late 90s. At that time we shot "Beloved Sisters" together on Sat.1, later also "SOKO Munich". She is a costume designer here at "Watzmann determined". She knows a namesake of mine, too a Christine Neubauer, whom she wanted to call about a rental dress, and accidentally pressed my number." And then it came out: "Here was a role vacant that suited me perfectly."
That's how she ended up in the crime thriller episode, said the 60-year-old. "I'm the wicked extravagant mother-in-law here, a society lady, and I don't approve of my son marrying a money-grabbing snake, and I really want to prevent that from happening. Like any mother's lionheart, she wants to protect him from making a mistake. " Neubauer emphasized: "I only shoot what I enjoy anyway, certainly not because of the money. I was in Munich anyway, felt like it and now I'm sitting here opposite the Watzmann." This role was waiting for her. "It feels great," she said.
"I'm now a dinosaur of the business," explained Neubauer when asked about the situation in the industry. "The filming, the TV business has changed a lot. But I'm still in the right place with my childish desire to play. I'm extravagant in this role, bring in the pepper from me personally, appropriate the role. And we have a great director going along with it." There is also a wedding in the thriller. However, she found no inspiration there for a later marriage to her partner, the photographer José Campos. "It's only a very short wedding here, the bride is about to be killed. That wouldn't be a good omen, we'd rather not take that," said Neubauer.