Actor Sönke Möhring (47) is convinced as father Heinz in the successful biography adaptation, “The boy has to go to the fresh air” (2018). Today, Friday (May 22nd), he can be seen in the new episode of the crime series “Last Trace Berlin: Guilt” (9:15 p.m., ZDF). Besides, it looks to him as many of his colleagues Corona due to professional reasons just low. In an interview with the news agency spot on the news, he tells how he is with the restrictions, what he thinks of the Bundesliga start, and whether he has already been to the hardware store.
How are you with the restrictions?
Sönke Möhring: Mir, in principle, it is (still) doing well. That is a question of scale, conditions, and the ability to deal with such situations. But the financial cushion is getting narrower.
What is bothering you, and what has perhaps developed as a new quality?
Möhring: I am particularly bothered by the federal structures in this country, which seem to cause more unrest and confusion than it would make sense. There are no uniform and binding guidelines and shared objectives and solutions. But I am also bothered by all those who dismiss it as annoying and don’t stick to it. It would be nice if we continued to be aware of the health and care system’s importance. You can never save on that and the staff. And that the way we live, regardless of the virus, should be reconsidered in all its excess and greed.
How do you keep in touch with family/friends/colleagues?
Möhring: Thanks to the telephone and the Internet, you are already well connected, and there is almost something therapeutic when you can cry out to each other. But it does not replace real social interaction.
What is your favorite pastime at home?
Möhring: With classic board games like catch the hat or monopoly, cards, quartet, puzzles, and light sporting activities in the park and home.  Have you already been to the hardware store?
Möhring: I haven’t been to the hardware store yet. And if I’m honest, I’d instead go to the zoo, the library, or the museum with my son. Better renovate the mind than the basement.
What do you think of the protective masks?
Möhring: Regardless of what I think of it or how I feel about it: I fully adapt to the recommendations and hope to play a part in improving.
What does the current situation mean for your professional life?
Möhring: Almost everything and everyone is currently at rest. We had a shooting brake and hoped to continue at the end of May. Other projects will probably not be realized or significantly later. All of the logistics and supposed economic security have been overthrown. State aid is, if at all, only eligible for a small part. It demands a lot from us.
What are you most looking forward to when the exceptional corona situation is over?
Möhring: Friends, social contacts, hugs, and the ease of being. Normality. And damn it: to work.
What will you perhaps keep anyway?
Möhring: Washing your hands can save lives! And if it could be kept in the future that no one would drive my shopping cart into the heels anymore, I wouldn’t mind.