Luigi Baricelli revealed a behind-the-scenes secret that he lived throughout his 30-year career. The actor said that he and Rodrigo Faro had already filled their underwear with socks to play a country duo in an episode of Você Decide (1992-2000), an extinct interactive program by Globo, in which he lived the character Janinho.
“Faro and I used to make a country duo. And, as we had to wear those tight pants, one day we decided to put a filling with socks in our underwear. This country duo gave us something to talk about”, justified the former Globo heartthrob in interview with Geraldo Luís. The conversation will air on Wednesday (24), starting at 10:45 pm, on Record’s A Noite É Nossa.
In the chat, the communicator, who has been out of TV since 2017, said that he got rich when he worked with Fausto Silva as presenter of the painting Carro do Faustão, on Globo. “I made a lot of money. A lot of money. But a lot. And I got to know Brazil in a way I never imagined,” he said.
Baricelli also reinforced his affection for the presenter Xuxa Meneghel, who helped him when his home in Rio de Janeiro was set on fire in 2013. “It was our little dog who warned about the fire. There was a child at home, and I inhaled smoke a lot. the first person to help after the fire was over was Xuxa. She asked to take my dog, my maid, everything to her house. And we stayed there. Xuxa is kind and charity “, he recalled.
The artist remembered one of his most striking characters in cinema, in the film Xuxa Popstar (2000). He made a romantic pair with the eternal queen of the little ones. Asked by Geraldo Luís about the romantic scenes with the presenter, he opened the game. “There is no technical kiss. There is the kiss. Only the characters are there. They are kissing, not the actors.”
At 49 and the grandfather of a four-year-old girl, Baricelli admitted that he misses teledramaturgy. He has been away from soap operas since 2011 and his last job as an actor was on the GNT series Os Homens São de Mars … E É Lá Lá Lá Eu Vou (2014), in which he appeared in episodes of the first season.
“Of course we miss it, right? You can’t lie! I’m here, let’s tell the truth, then. We miss the movement, everything,” confessed the heartthrob, who said he never had plastic surgery.
On the air at Globo as Fred in the replay of Laços de Família (2000), the communicator has lived in Florida, in the United States since 2015, and became an investor in the real estate market in the country.
Soon, the paulistano will lead, alongside Aline Riscado, the football reality Uma Vida, Um Sonho. The SBT program would debut in January this year, but it was postponed for the second time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is scheduled to air between the end of March and the beginning of April.
In the interview, he also revisited other moments in his career when recalling jobs in teledramaturgy and spoke about his life before fame, as a sacoleiro, seller of panettone and living statue in a shopping mall in São Paulo.