Did you know that actor Martin Sheen´s real name is Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez? Originally from Parderrubias in Salceda de Caselas in Galicia, Martin uses this stage name in Hollywood. And did you know that his son is the infamous actor in Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen? Or should we say, Carlos Irwin Estévez.
One can only imagine that due to their Galician origins, father Martin and son Emilio decided to produce, direct and act in The Way.
The film is an emotional pull due to the death of the protagonist´s son during the Camino de Santiago. Martin Sheen´s character decides to continue and his dead son´s journey to Santiago, and he creates three strong friendships along the way. The Spanish scenery is breathtaking, and the humor is lighthearted despite the situation.
This past week we walked 7 days of the Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro, meeting a multitude of Americans along the way. Since the film came out in 2010 the amount of Americans pilgrims in the Camino has skyrocketed. Are you interested in doing it yourself? Stay tuned to our next posts about our experience, and past posts about Why We Walk the Camino and Tips Before Leaving.