Manuela Dias will put her finger on the wound when inserting the pandemic in Amor de Mãe, which will return with a compact of its main moments next Monday (1st). From the unpublished chapters, the plot will take a time jump that will show the lives of the characters upside down due to the health crisis – the passage, however, will not be measured in days or months, but by the number of victims of Covid -19.
The count will start with 9,000 dead, a mark that Brazil reached in May 2020, and will be shown again at each episode to situate the public about the progress of Sars-VOC-2 in history.
“I went forward six months to skip the part where people were still trying to understand [a doença], but I couldn’t set a date for the fiction pandemic not to be resolved before reality “, explains Manuela Dias to TV news.
The screenwriter assumes that she was reluctant to insert the virus into the narrative, but changed her mind to stay true to the realistic tone that was the main draw of the soap opera. “He enters [na trama] as it was in reality, not respecting any kind of social barrier “, says Manuela.
She also made the decision to facilitate the resumption of recordings at Estúdios Globo, in Rio de Janeiro, with the security protocol established by the broadcaster.
“I did everything to facilitate this war situation, because an endless story is a story that never existed. All the soap opera didn’t ask for was isolation, after all it is a mother who is looking for her son. Who can find someone inside the house ? Then, the backbone became a problem “, he ponders.
She needed to create “bubbles” of coexistence and avoid the crossing of nuclei, a striking part of her narrative style, to reduce the risk of contagion within the recording studio. Actors, by the way, needed to stay in a hotel for at least a week before recording scenes that required physical contact – like hugs, kisses or even a slap.
Manuela states that the viewer, however, will not notice any difference in front of the cameras in the 23 chapters that will be shown from the 15th. “We don’t see the protocol. they were really just backstage “, concludes the novelist.
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