The cast of Império (2014), which will return to the air in the format of “special edition” next Monday (12), bets that the plot will be a stimulus for viewers in prime time. The actors believe that the fight for the fortune of Commander José Alfredo (Alexandre Nero) will give relief to the sad images of the Covid-19 pandemic – which currently extends from local newspapers to the final stretch of Amor de Mãe.
“The soap opera is going to be a breather in this moment that we are going through, both for the people who made it and for those who embarked on this story”, ponders Marina Ruy Barbosa, who gave life to the nymphet Maria Ísis, during a virtual press conference promoted by Globo in the afternoon this Tuesday (12).
An interpreter of Maria Marta, Lilia Cabral believes that Globo chose the production precisely to make a counterpoint to the terrifying reality that the public follows on the news. “We live in a very painful situation, the soap opera comes right after the Jornal Nacional, which is full of bad and painful news, so we have to entertain and have fun”, he ponders.
Empire even brings a realistic tone, but far from immersing itself in the “dog world” of Amor de Mãe. Manuela Dias’ booklet was even the target of criticism on social networks for the excess of violence and heavy sequences – like the virtual wake of Lourdes (Regina Casé) or Camila’s trampling (Jessica Ellen).
Aguinaldo Silva, on the contrary, mixes the war for the estate of the commander with laughable or absolutely absurd situations, ranging from Cora (Drica Moraes / Marjorie Estiano) rejuvenating by taking alligator pee or even Maria Marta dancing xaxado on the mattress to irritate the husband.
“The scripts indicated that I had to roll over the bed like a cat, because José Alfredo had a habit that the bed should be meticulously made. Someone had commented on a scene from Tieta (1989) behind the scenes and I thought: ‘for than a xaxado? ‘. I think they liked it, otherwise I would have to record again “, hands Lilia.
Alexandre Nero points out a bittersweet feeling in reviewing the saga, since there is a bit of sadness in not being able to see his colleagues and himself delivering new products to the spectators. “On the other hand, I’m going to see myself younger, because I used to do some makeup to grow old. Not to mention that I’m ten kilos thinner. So this rerun will be great,” jokes the heartthrob.
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