Alfonso Cuarón Kept Roma's Script a Secret from Cast and Crew During Filming

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Alfonso Cuarón breaks down how the memories of a woman who raised him inspired his critically acclaimed film Roma and how his reluctant lead had to Google him before accepting the role.
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    Alfonso Cuarón Kept Roma's Script a Secret from Cast and Crew During Filming
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  • Gábor Vág
    Gábor Vág Hour ago

    Dadd AF.

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  • luba kohn
    luba kohn 6 days ago

    Felicidades Sr. Cuaron y gracias por Roma, ya que me transportó a la Ciudad de México de mi niñez de forma tan auténtica que bueno, hasta pude saborear el "gansito" que el niño se come, pude sentir los rayos del sol en la azotea cerca del lavadero y la ropa tendida a secar y recordé cuán sencillo era el placer de ir al cine o el recibir en mis manos el globo que mis padres compraban al globero si yo insistía un poco..y si no me tocaba globo ya sabía que en domingo nos comprarían cuentos para leer en el puesto de periódicos. Casi todo evocó momentos vividos, hasta la escena del mar. Gracias de nuevo y espero ver pronto su creatividad de nuevo en acción.

  • M DR
    M DR 9 days ago

    Hot hot mexican daddy!

  • Leslie Garza
    Leslie Garza 11 days ago

    ¿Qué juego es? What game is it?

  • mehmet cakir
    mehmet cakir 12 days ago

    such a disgusting film.

  • renee rivard
    renee rivard 14 days ago

    HE 's a MASTER at What he does with Honesty an Eye 's

  • mr454chevy1
    mr454chevy1 14 days ago +1

    Alfonso mexican hero👍👍👍 👍👍👍👍 thank you Amigo. Mi casa es su casa!

  • April S.
    April S. 17 days ago

    Probably kept it a secret so no one would bail on the job. I'm Mexican American and I love watching movies of all genres, but this was a snooze fest. I watched it on fast forward.

  • r a l i ‘ i x a v i e r o

    0:23 he just straight up said *timothy chamale* i’m done-

  • Arleth Guevara
    Arleth Guevara 18 days ago

    I’m I the only one who founds this man insanely attractive?

  • baddmanaz
    baddmanaz 19 days ago

    The movie (or tv show, etc.) any of jimmy fallon's guest is involved in always gets a five out of five stars rating by jimmy fallon

  • brown pride
    brown pride 20 days ago

    Where is he from?

  • Vg Vg
    Vg Vg 20 days ago

    Oh Dioses Aztecas 😍 Mr. Cuarón es perfecto 😀💓💛

  • Alex Johnston
    Alex Johnston 21 day ago

    Mis respetos para Alfonso, es un maldito crack. O sea ganando Oscar’s durante estos 6 últimos años es algo mucho de que llamar la atención, al igual que Del Toro e Iñarritu son el trío más chingon del cine Mexicano. Malditos cracks!! 🤘🏻

  • Dragon Bear
    Dragon Bear 21 day ago


    MICHAEL LEÓN 21 day ago

    Alfonso: Wow! We made it. 😎😎😎

  • F Santo
    F Santo 22 days ago

    In the photo he's sooo cute, I want to put him in a pot and lock for myself (Weird I know)

  • Felix Carpio
    Felix Carpio 22 days ago

    Cuaron´s attention to detail was the mother of all extremes. Watch the scene at minute 6:16, a hill in the background, a legend on it reads LEA, which is 1970 political propaganda referring to President Luis Echeverría Álvarez, President of Mexico 1970-76. Echeverría is still alive,104 years old, 1915 born. Older than JFK!! *It is as if Nixon and JFK were still alive !!*

  • Ellia
    Ellia 22 days ago

    Soy yo o Jimmy cambia su acento un poco al de cuaron?

  • Pablo Vargas
    Pablo Vargas 23 days ago

    He’s good n Guillermo del toro 2

  • Fernando
    Fernando 23 days ago

    This guy is such a phony. I bet he didn't see the movie.

  • Dana Fml
    Dana Fml 24 days ago

    Jimmy was talking about the naked scene and Cuarón just said: yeah she doesn’t know how to swim 😂😂😂😂

  • Alondra Gonzalez
    Alondra Gonzalez 24 days ago

    Yalitza is changing the game for acting she was truly so good and everything she did in this move was amazing 😓💙

  • FaFa
    FaFa 25 days ago

    What a talent he got. Amazing Movie Maker.

  • Anceli Peguero
    Anceli Peguero 25 days ago +1

    "I don't have anything else to do, so let's do it" LOL HILARIOUS!! OMG

  • Chari To
    Chari To 25 days ago

    Encantador Alfonso Cuarón

  • Patricia Martinez
    Patricia Martinez 25 days ago

    Felicitaciones a los mexicanos y lo agradecemos los latinoamericanos por su trabajo.

  • Anita Gonzalez
    Anita Gonzalez 25 days ago

    Just lovely, Alfonso, a great storyteller.. Congrats!

  • Fein Lady07
    Fein Lady07 26 days ago

    As a Mexican /American, Im so proud of my heritage and culture. This is a wonderful movie that touches so many points. It's real. It's authentic. People can identify with it. It doesn't matter where you are from or your economical status you can relate to this movie. It's beautifully done. I love it!!!
    Esta película es un orgullo, como una México/Americana, me siento tan orgullosa de mis raíces y cultura. Es una obra de arte con la cual te edentificas. No importa tu estatus social o donde vengas, te edentificas con esta película. Me encantó!!! Que maravilla de película!!!

  • M.Lupita Ángel
    M.Lupita Ángel 26 days ago

    El que no vivio en la epoca de los 70s no entiende el significado de la pelicula, para mi en lo personal me hizo revivir mi pasado, la que cuidaba niños cuando la patrona no me dejaba ver la tele igual limpiar suciedad fui otra cleo nunca me senti mal cuando me llamaban India felicidades a Yalitza sige triunfando 👍

  • sm familylover
    sm familylover 26 days ago

    Alfonso para el Oscar Viva México 🇲🇽

  • Pilar Acosta
    Pilar Acosta 27 days ago

    “Timoti chamalé” JAJAJAJJAJAJAJA

  • Ignacio Calderon
    Ignacio Calderon 27 days ago

    Dude her name it's on the magazine.

  • Ana Saek
    Ana Saek 27 days ago

    ❤❤Visit OAXACA ❤❤

  • Albert Rob
    Albert Rob 28 days ago


  • Ana Karen
    Ana Karen 28 days ago

    THE BETS ♥️

  • Wilson Main
    Wilson Main 28 days ago +1

    Roma movie is very boring for Mexican people and for the rest of the world 🌍 is very interesting and good movie. In Mexico is normal life.... we have many indigenous people and we see them around and they live in terrible condition... so!! I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♀️ it is so weird .

  • Tevateva Mejia
    Tevateva Mejia 28 days ago +1

    Jimmy burlándose ,siendo sarcástico, pero es de como no saber asimilar, que ya la gente no se traga su mundo superficial, que ellos no entienden nada de arte cultura etc a ellos DENLE Football americano, cerveza y drogas y todo esta bien, bien por Alfonso y pena para los americanos.

    • thekingofmoney2000
      thekingofmoney2000 28 days ago

      No todos los estadounidenses son así, Estados Unidos es un país multicultural, hay todo tipo de personas aquí.

  • Sweetcontent
    Sweetcontent 28 days ago

    Mexican Daddy 😍

  • Karla Saadani
    Karla Saadani 29 days ago

    Love Alfonso

  • Santander De los Monteros

    5:29 great!

  • yakuza01
    yakuza01 Month ago

    I think Jimmy might have been referring to the hospital scene. Imagine showing up on the set that day and learning what's in store for your character. Rough.

  • Heather Glass
    Heather Glass Month ago

    -Did you have fun?
    -*Yes of course, I met Timotheé Chalamet* omgg

  • Andrew Ochoa
    Andrew Ochoa Month ago +1

    I'm Mexican and Roma was bbbooooring.

    • Andrew Ochoa
      Andrew Ochoa 25 days ago

      ​+Right Shoe Lol! I don't watch that crap!. I'm not saying Roma is a bad film or a good one either. I found it very very boring. long and without anything transcendental except depiction of a typical mexican high class family in the 70's and the story of the help that's very typical. There's no mexican that can deny that. It's embedded in our culture. whether you like it or not.
      Art is not camera movement, good photography, etc. If that's to you ok. For me art is beyond those technicalities that snob people love to talk about. Art its making something that future generations can appreciate like Mozart or Rembrand. That one can watch, hear, see over and over and don't get tired right away. I found Roma a movie that yes it might get an oscar and stuff but I doubt it can be call art just because Cuarón is a renowned director or the social-political message behind it and some awards say so. Time will judge if this movie is still appreciate in the same manner or it will just be an ok film. Don't judge people just because someone doesn't share your point of view or because you think all mexicans watch crap. In USA they also make bad movies like No Manches Frida too or worse, so there's that.

    • Right Shoe
      Right Shoe 25 days ago

      I was able to enjoy it even more since I know spanish, you guys keep watching "no manches frida" and those sort of movies, this was a movie made for people who love art not simple jokes or senseless action with fast moving cameras.

  • MiKe050992
    MiKe050992 Month ago

    He's amazing, and I'm so glad and proud that he was nominated and that he is representing Mexico, but I hated the movie.

  • Gaby Castillo
    Gaby Castillo Month ago


  • Gaby Castillo
    Gaby Castillo Month ago


  • Kristoff Slivnik
    Kristoff Slivnik Month ago +2

    This is a beautiful movie 🎥 🍿. Just beautiful 👏🏻

  • Irma Ventura
    Irma Ventura Month ago

    Is very handsome

  • LuiReactS
    LuiReactS Month ago

    Lol he's talking about 2408

  • Jennifer Lorence
    Jennifer Lorence Month ago +1

    I'm Sure Other Directors are going to Start imitating Cuaron when making films from here on.

  • Webo 7
    Webo 7 Month ago +2

    5:55 acting bug... hahahaha.....

  • J G
    J G Month ago +1

    I’ve watched the movie twice and I don’t remember any bug going in front of the camera

    • J G
      J G 25 days ago

      Right Shoe ah yes the lizard, how can you confuse it to an insect? He probably never watch it or he’s a little dumb or blind

    • Right Shoe
      Right Shoe 25 days ago

      He was talking about a lizard running after being chased by one of the kids, he probably didn't watch it and was just reading from a script or he needs better glasses.

  • Chon Vargas
    Chon Vargas Month ago

    No estoy seguro si este es el lugar correcto para esto pero...
    Son ya varios años de que quiero hacer un reclamo, sera publico, por que en privado sera mucho mas dificil. He estado muy inconforme y algo enojado. El año pasado
    fue el colmo, pero no supe como reclamar propiamente, asi que lo deje pasar. Aun no se cual sera la mejor manera o como hacerlo sin molestar u ofender pero no puedo
    esperar mas, es el momento de hacerlo.
    El año pasado pense contactar a estas personas en sus paginas de facebook, pero seguramente sus paginas de facebook a las cuales todos tenemos acceso no son
    manejadas por ellos, sus verdaderas paginas seguramente son privadas o las tendran muy restringidas.
    Quizas Twitter sea mas adecuado pero nunca lo he usado. Por favor si alguien me puede ayudar con sugerencias de como hacer llegar este reclamo a estas personas.
    Como les decia el año Pasado fue The Shape of Water, antes fue The Revenant, Birdman, mas antes fue Gravity, Babel, Pan's Labyrinth, etc. Que tienen en comun estas
    peliculas nomindadas o ganadores de Oscares? Que los directores son Mexicanos. Que mas tienen en comun? Que no recuerdo a algun actor Mexicano o Latino con un
    papel importante, o cualquier papel.
    Gracias Gareth Edwards y George Lucas por dar un papel importante a Diego Luna en Star Wars: Rogue One.
    Entiendo que los directores no estan a cargo del Casting pero algunos de ellos son ademas los productores de estos films, seguro que estan en posicion de poder
    pedir a actores latinos en sus obras.
    Asi que voy a empezar por poner este reclamo en los videos de youtube acerca de estas peliculas o actores, directores, etc., Tambien incluire al Chivo Lubeski quien parece
    ser una persona sencilla, y tambien en sus paginas de facebook.
    Como lo dije antes, sus sugerencias y ayuda sera muy agradecida.

    It's been a few years now, that I have been wanting to protest, I am sorry that it has to public, to make in private would be much more difficult. I have been disappointed and
    a little angry. Last year I was so close but didn't know who to send this protest to the right person or persons, therefore I let it go. Still I don't know the best way or how to
    do it without sounding too angry but I have to do it, it can not wait any longer.
    Last year I was thinking of contacting these people through their Facebook accounts but likely their accounts who all have access, aren't managed by them. Their legit
    facebook accounts are probably private or full of restrictions as to so that no just anyone can send them messages. Perhaps Twitter could be more effective but I have
    never used it. I will open a Twitter account to check out. In the mean time, if anyone has any suggestions for contacting important people, please contact me and let me know.
    Like I said, last year was The Shape of Water, before that, it was The Revenant, Birdman, Gravity, Babel, Pan's Labyrinth, etc.
    What do this movies have in common? That the directors are Mexican. What else do they have in common? That I don't remember a Mexican or Latin actor in an important role,
    or any role.
    Thank you Gareth Edwards and George Lucas for giving an important role to Diego Luna in Star Wars: Rogue One.
    I understand that Film Directors aren't in charge of Casting but some of them are even producers of the films and surely are in position to ask for Mexican and Latin actors
    in their works.
    So, I am going to start leaving this comment in TVclip videos that are marketing their work. I will also try their Facebook accounts. I will include Al Chivo Lubeski who seems
    to be a nice and humble man.
    Please, your suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.

  • Ely Medina NAILS *
    Ely Medina NAILS * Month ago

    Al elegir a una persona como esa mujersita ya tenia asegurado el exito y ademas se colgo su medallita ..... Y pues claro los mexicanos se dejan llevar por eso y no por otras cosas

  • Harry Schmidt
    Harry Schmidt Month ago


  • Gurjot Singh
    Gurjot Singh Month ago

    Roma was a whole new level of Aesthetic. ❤

  • Praxedis Guzman
    Praxedis Guzman Month ago +1

    Alfonso Cuaron is The Master.

  • Swamini phansekar
    Swamini phansekar Month ago

    sorry but roma was so boring

  • ma am
    ma am Month ago

    A mi lo unico que me gusto fue la actuacion de Cleo, pero la pelicula en si me parecio muy pero muy aburrida que daba ganas de dejar de verla y mas como termino me parecio algo esperado.

  • SamuraiJack
    SamuraiJack Month ago +2

    That was akward. Fallon is lost in this interview.

  • Hola ¿Que Asia?
    Hola ¿Que Asia? Month ago

    I cried like a baby with this movie.

  • Arnold Becerra
    Arnold Becerra Month ago +1

    Todos los que nacimos en Mexico somos Mexicanos...independiente del color de la piel....estamos en el siglo 21 dejemos las trabas del racimotonto todos pertenecemos ala raza humana

  • Angela Llanos
    Angela Llanos Month ago +2

    Viva Alfonso Cuaron!!! 🌠

  • Monse Mares Tapia
    Monse Mares Tapia Month ago

    The first movie I saw from him I fell in love “ little princess “ beautiful movie

  • Juan Roman
    Juan Roman Month ago

    Una verdadera obra de arte, en mi humilde opinion la neta y eso que no se mucho de arte 😀😉

  • Angela Llanos
    Angela Llanos Month ago +33

    Qué orgullo de tener una linda Mexicana Mixta de Oaxaca...He visto está película de ROMA 5 veces no me cansó de verla...Qué Viva Alfonso y Yalitza...Viva México y todos los latinos del mundo...🌠

  • HeKeptDying
    HeKeptDying Month ago +1

    Damn he’s hot as hell

  • Laura David
    Laura David Month ago

    Jimmy is such a fangirl

  • Marco Romero
    Marco Romero Month ago

    Shame on Alfonso Cuarón for stealing or taking the credit of his Co-DP (Cinematographer) in Roma and taking his credit.
    Whatever happen to this?

  • Vianey Boruel
    Vianey Boruel Month ago

    It's so good

  • Joe Bello
    Joe Bello Month ago

    Para que sepan que Mexico es la mera vena 🇲🇽viva Cuarón viva Mexico

  • Francis Peralta
    Francis Peralta Month ago

    Viva Alfonso Cuarón!!!

    OCT POD Month ago

    This movie sucks soy Mexicano.

  • Pancho Lopez
    Pancho Lopez Month ago

    A lot of Codes,hidding messages,...Follow the yellow path of OZ oZ oZ... Pio Pio Pio ... .. ..

  • Héctor Beltran
    Héctor Beltran Month ago

    For 4th time streak a Mexican director it’s gonna win the Oscar? INSANE

  • Elena  Lazo
    Elena Lazo Month ago

    L A T I N O S 🎉

  • ximena alarcon
    ximena alarcon Month ago +1

    6:20 sabes que lo intentaste, niégamelo 😂

  • Japhet Canumay
    Japhet Canumay Month ago

    The game is 2FUSE, I believe.

  • C Mta
    C Mta Month ago

    What’s the name of the game he’s talking about? The one his daughter is playing on her phone? 🤔🤔🤔

  • Diana Hernandez
    Diana Hernandez Month ago

    That movie is like a poem

    RUBEN LOPEZ Month ago +8

    Alfonso Cuarón que hombre tan guapo y tan sencillo y súper talentoso

  • James Knox
    James Knox Month ago

    Jimmy Fallon is the worst.

  • TonyVargasPo
    TonyVargasPo Month ago +2

    Alfonso Cuaron thank you for making a Latino/Latina and Native American movie; MUCH respect to you.

  • Tony BP
    Tony BP Month ago +2

    Cuarón managed the political correct times perfectly. He also took advantage of the mexican movie consumer market (one of the most profitable in the world), they love to wrap themselves in the flag for anything, no matter how mediocre the product. It shows you what Hollywood and all these awards are all about: popularity and political correctness; heck, even Black Panther is nominated as best picture. hilarious.

  • santanu das
    santanu das Month ago

    Jimmy is such a fake.

  • aruna
    aruna Month ago

    Tiomtheé CHAMALET

  • Siddhant Kamble
    Siddhant Kamble Month ago

    He is the sexiest director I guess 😂😂😂

  • Ana  Rocha
    Ana Rocha Month ago

    Bravo. Cuaron is a Genius.

  • yerany fernandez
    yerany fernandez Month ago

    Orgullo Latino

    • -;Gael Müller
      -;Gael Müller Month ago

      +yerany fernandez porque pusiste orgullo latino en vez de mexicano >:v

    • yerany fernandez
      yerany fernandez Month ago

      +-;Gael Müller y porque asumes que no soy de mexico?

    • -;Gael Müller
      -;Gael Müller Month ago

      +yerany fernandez sí, al igual que Messi, Cerati, Shakira, Sofía Vergara
      Y los mexicanos no decimos que es un orgullo ya que no es de nuestro país

    • yerany fernandez
      yerany fernandez Month ago

      +-;Gael Müller el no es latino?

    • -;Gael Müller
      -;Gael Müller Month ago

      Orgullo mexicano

  • karina dominguez
    karina dominguez Month ago +5

    Lo más lamentable, es que a muchos les incómoda el éxito de yalitza, hablan pestes de ella, seguramente es su envidia, frustración, y racismo pese a ser mexicanos, qué pena me da, en México se sienten todos críticos de cine y dan opiniones nada objetivas, se respeta el punto de vista de cada quien, pero está gente ofende y se burla, en fin somos más los mexicanos que si sentimos orgullo por la película, Cuarón, y yalitza que es indígena ponen a México en alto y viva México, sus tradiciones y sus etnias😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • luis amador
    luis amador Month ago

    He is a Genoius!!

  • Natalija Vučetić
    Natalija Vučetić Month ago

    whoever disliked, i is jimmy kind of dislike. i guess mine is 100th

  • flory mendez
    flory mendez Month ago

    Wow! This is wow! Amazing woman, Yadira! Bravo, bravo and bravo 🌹🌹🌹🌹

  • Ernesto Rodriguez
    Ernesto Rodriguez Month ago

    Love roma movie..1970s. Wowww black and white

  • lucassmarker
    lucassmarker Month ago

    my favorite shot of the movie is when Cleo is sitting by herself in a gorgeous movie theater waiting for her boyfriend to come back from the bathroom.

  • Victor Vazquez
    Victor Vazquez Month ago

    This movie is boring as hell

  • DearMakeUpDiary
    DearMakeUpDiary Month ago +2

    beautiful masterpiece. I really loved and felt that movie. It was amazing with all details, wow so well done.

  • im19ice3
    im19ice3 Month ago

    talking about the bug XD hahahaa he just said action