“It seems unfair to me that only the violence of our country is seen, which is real, but we have other infinite, wonderful faces,” says Laura Londoño, star of ‘Café con aroma de mujer’, on Netflix, | People | Entertainment

Colombian actress Laura Londonoprotagonist of the series “Woman-fragranced coffee”defends that his country “has many faces” and considers that after the 2016 Peace Agreements, Colombians “are learning to live together respecting differences.”

In an interview with EFE on her way through Madrid, where she was appointed Country Brand Ambassador of Colombia, the interpreter stops to analyze the evolution of Colombian society since the signing of the agreements as well as the situation of women in the world of Fiction.

He is clear that it will take time for his country to finish reconciling after more than 50 years of armed conflict that, despite the Peace Agreements with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues open with other guerrilla groups.

“For there to be true reconciliation, it will take more time, everything flourishes if you put it under the rug, it comes out, so you have to do the work seriously,” he says. In the same way, Londoño believes that, after the State signed with the FARC, “society has changed” as well as the image “that is perceived of Colombia” abroad.


Londoño believes that “Colombian society has opened the doors to recognize that everyone fits, with their differences.” “From that moment on, we were all put very squarely on the issue of what peace is and what forgiveness is, whether we can forgive or not, whether we are willing to do it or not,” he says.

“We are understanding that we all must and can live together, respecting our differences,” he adds. Regarding the upcoming elections on the 29th, he regrets that it is generating a lot of polarization, something “that is not good for anyone”, but he understands that it is “a reflection that something very big is about to change”.


The interpreter, who is very happy and satisfied with the success that “Woman-fragranced coffee” has collected in many countries, considers that the project “what it does is reveal the pretty faces” of Colombia” and that “it is a showcase of its beauty”.

”It seems unfair to me that only that face of our country is seen – that of violence – which is real, but we have others, infinite, wonderful, spectacular, unique, we are passionate, happy, folkloric, that makes Colombia a very magical country. ”, he defends.

In that sense, he assures that the South American country “has a magic and a charm of a level that one cannot describe” and says: “One goes, sees it, lives it and understands it”.

Regarding the Colombian stories that can still be told to the world, the actress is clear that those related to drug trafficking “will continue to be told” because they are part of “what is” Colombia. “Just like the Germans, they are going to continue telling the story of the Nazis, because we must not forget, but we have many figures, great musicians, athletes, painters, whose stories can be told,” she stresses.

“Magical and surprising” stories: “we have Nobel Prizes for Literature, for Peace… there are many stories, a lot of fabric to cut and to show the world what we are”.

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The actress and singer recalls that working on one of the series that began to give her more recognition in Colombia, “La Ley del Corazón”, she suffered an uncomfortable episode when she asked to collect more money than her co-star.

”When I did the first season they offered me X money, which wasn’t much, but it was fine, and I wanted to do it yes or yes, and when they called me for the second one that I didn’t feel like doing it, I put certain conditions and a higher payment “, remember.

Said payment means charging something more than his male partner and, according to him, the producers of the series refused to accept those conditions. “They told me it wouldn’t be fair and I thought oh but then it was fair that he, in the first season, earned more than twice as much as I did,” he criticizes.

Londoño then did not move from his position and the producer came to look for another actress to play the same character: “They did not find anyone, they called me again and they accepted the conditions.”

“All those who called me were men, they were negotiating, and they did not find it very funny that I was standing in that position, it is a super big reality that I fight it a lot, it’s time, it has to be done,” he concludes. (AND)