At 37, Carol Castro vented on what she experienced at the beginning of her career, when she debuted in the soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas, in 2003. “The first impact was kind of scary. I wasn’t very prepared. I didn’t have a manager, for example,” reported the actress. In the novel by Manoel Carlos, she played the villain Gracinha.
“I remember as if it were yesterday. I used to live in Ipanema, I used to go to Posto 9. I used to walk my dog there. My father is an actor, I already knew many actors, I did theater, but I never stopped to think about fame. my focus,” recalled Carol in an interview with Patrícia Kogut’s column, from O Globo newspaper.
In the serial, the actress gave life to Gracinha, the daughter of the maid who fell in love with her boss, Cláudio (Erik Marmo), and who made Edwiges (Carolina Dieckmann) life hell.
“Suddenly, in the first scene, I appeared in a bikini, parading by the pool, playing charm with my girlfriend from Brazil. I started to be hated right away and, at the same time, to attract attention. The day after the scene, I felt that bunch of people looking at me, commenting, whispering, pointing,” Carol said.
“I remember that I felt strange. The first impact was kind of scary. I wasn’t very prepared. I didn’t have a manager, for example. It took a few months until I understood everything. And I was also taking it to another side, [pensando]: ‘That’s great, they’re getting to know my work'”, he said.
Without a work contract at Globo since the end of the soap opera Órfãos da Terra (2019), Carol Castro will star in the series Insânia, on Star+, and Maldives, on Netflix.