When Martha Nowill discovered she was pregnant with twins in 2020, she thought she would have to abandon the project in which she was involved: Prime Video’s 5X Comedy series. But while talking to the team, she was able to keep up the work and transform her character’s story. In the third episode, the actress plays a pregnant woman who makes money from virtual sex. Martha herself overcame her prejudices with this type of fetish to play the part.
“I saw a lot of content [pornográfico com grávidas], I had to deal with my own prejudice. I thought, ‘Wow, it’s going to be kind of weird’. Pregnancy is a taboo, it seems to me that it is a very guilty society in that sense. I include myself in that, when I started seeing pregnant women having sex online, I thought: ‘How crazy’. But I said that this is precisely why we had to do it, because I even had this difficulty “, he said.
Available on Prime Video since Friday (26), 5X Comedy is a series of five episodes that portray, with humor and hints of social criticism, themes related to the domestic life of Brazilians during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the episode starring Martha, she lives a pregnant woman who supports herself and her husband and despairs when she loses her job.
To get money, she creates an account on a website dedicated to sex and goes on to serve virtually customers, doing stripteases and making fantasies, for example.
Martha was five and a half months pregnant when the recordings took place at her home. She and her husband, Luiz Braga, (who plays her husband in the episode too) took care of all the technical part, receiving guidance from the direction and production remotely.
The actress admits that she was extremely tired during this endeavor, but she felt fulfilled by being able to “eternalize” her twin belly in a series – the boys were born in February this year.
“I always dreamed of shooting pregnant, but I never imagined that they were going to be twins. I was very distressed, I thought: ‘Will I continue to be a good actress, will I be in possession of my emotional faculties?’. The pregnant woman is full of hormones, and the character was pregnant, I thought about using her crazy. It was a challenge to act with my husband, because we had a tendency to fight naturally. But it was really cool, I would say that the challenges were the coolest things. I loved to immortalize my belly in the Brazilian audiovisual “, says Martha.
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