Actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta announces that he has cancer: “I feel more terrified than ever”

The actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta has announced that he has cancer and will need a bone marrow transplant. “I feel more vulnerable, terrified and tiny than ever, and for a few months now I have been valuing each of my steps on earth,” explains the artist, who is “in the middle of the chemo process.”

Popular since he starred in the legendary series Afterclass, between 1998 and 1999, Sergio Peris-Mencheta has developed a successful career in the world of acting, both on television and in theater and film. One of his last works represented a radical change in his career, since he presented Traitors (HBO Max), his first television show.

Sergio Peris-Mencheta (48 years old) has revealed his situation through an extensive text that he has shared with his followers on social networks, where he reflects on his life, the good times he has enjoyed and the difficult situation he has faced. now faces. “I know that in this game I don't completely decide. I know that life rules, and that there is a part where I have to trust and let myself go.. But my pockets are full of dice, and I crush them all the time. And I've always been very six,” she says.

I have always been touched by the good things in life. And I've always felt a little guilty about it., the truth. With a very ball-touching feeling of undeserving, which has accompanied me since my first call-up with the Spanish Rugby Team back in '91 until today,” writes Peris-Mencheta. “I have worked in television all over the world. Most of the time playing leading characters, heroic, bestial… I have galloped dressed as a warrior many times brandishing a sword and shouting, as I dreamed of as a child. I have made films in different languages, I have worked with people who were in the Betamax tapes that I rented at the 'Acuario' video store in my neighborhood. I have won and presented competitions, I have worked with the greatest theater artists, I have played wonderful characters, I have directed, I have created, I have told the stories I needed to tell aboard my Pirate Ship. I have played a lot, and although I have lost, I have been more successful, in general. With a dose of luck that I have always felt at my side, accompanying me, and that feeling of undeserving on my back,” says the actor.

“I am in the middle of the chemo process and a subsequent bone marrow transplant”

Peris-Mencheta also dedicates some words of great affection to his loved ones. “If professionally things have gone well for me, personally life has always given me the best of company,” she says. “Starting with the team that Marta, Río, Olmo, Senda (our dog) and I form,” she comments on the family she forms with actress Marta Solaz. “The adventure of changing your life, the trips, the common projects, the day to day life. Great team. After 19 and a half years I am still madly in love with Marta, and I feel more and more desired and loved by her. And the friends, and the teachers, and Mamushka, and Yonyon… “, she continues.

“All this to say that in this last draw I didn't get the usual numbers,” says the actor. “I am in the middle of the chemo process and a subsequent bone marrow transplant,” he announces. “And it's my turn to play with a different hand this time.” “I am like only those who have experienced a situation similar to mine know. I feel more vulnerable, terrified and tiny than ever.and valuing each of my steps on earth for a few months now,” says Peris-Mencheta in a publication that has received a flood of messages of affection and support from colleagues, such as Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Silvia Abril, Víctor Clavijo, Óscar Jaenada, Tristán Ulloa, Adrián Lastra, Raquel Meroño and William Levy, among many others.

Television, cinema and theater: the long career of Sergio Peris-Mencheta

His work in the popular Afterclass It was just the beginning of a long career in the world of acting for Sergio Peris-Mencheta. He has participated in the series Robles, researcher, Lobos, Land of wolves, Isabel, To the area, The cathedral of the sea and the international Snowfall. In cinema, she debuted with the film Jaraa job that he later chained with Less is more, Lady of Porto Pim o Tiovivo c. 1950by José Luis Garci, a director with whom he repeated in sunday light. Sergio Peris Mencheta also worked on the blockbuster The Borgias and in international films Resident Evil: Afterlife y Love Ranch.

Peris-Mencheta, who set up the Barco Pirata production company in 2011, has also been focused on theater, starring in and directing titles such as Storm (Shakespeare) o The kitchen (Arnold Wesker).