“I wanted to talk about three-dimensional characters, that have a completely different beginning and end to how they started, they are not flat“, bill Kate del Castillo upon To fall againthe newly released series on the platform streaming ViX+that stars in and marks her debut as an executive producer together with their partners Cholawood Productions Y Endemol Shine Boomdog.
Is about an adaptation to the present and in the Mexican context from the classic of universal literature Anna Kareninawhich although it was written by leo tolstoy In the 19th century, the reflection that she proposes around taboos of that time that are still valid today, the renowned actress wanted to highlight.
“If they don’t know Anna Karenina they are going to find an attractive series, it is almost getting to know oneself, each character is an archetype, I know it was written in 1878, but it is still as current as life itself”, Kate tells for Infobae Mexico from Los Angeles, California, about the six-part series that tells the story of “Ana Montes de Oca”, a retired Olympic diver who falls in love with another man in the midst of her apparently solid marriage, challenging social conventions and the accusations of his family.
“They are going to come across topics of discussion like infidelity, both men and women, bulimia, postpartum depression, open relationships, that sometimes that works for some couples and not for others. She has production values, wonderful actors, a wonderful Tolstoy story, there is no where to go wrong, ”she proudly tells of the project that has fallen in love with her since the Australian subsidiary of her associated production house he sent him the format of which he later bought the rights to produce it.
“I read the book many years ago and when I saw the series, the Australian format that our partners sent me EndemolI did not know, I didn’t read that it was based on Anna KareninaIt didn’t happen to me here I hadn’t read it for ages. When I said ‘that’s what I want to do’, I said ‘of course, it’s Anna Karenina”, tells about the series whose main cast is completed by the Spanish Maxi Churches Y Ruben Zamora; Edwarda Gurrola, Martin Altomaro Y Daniel Tovar.
“I read it again, I saw all the Anna Karénina films and I understood that it was perfect for my producer, that we want to get away from everything that we no longer want to hear, of which we are already tired, and better do something more elegant”
After a career since 1991 in telenovelas and national cinema, and after participating since 2007 in the American industry with projects such as queen of the south (in three seasons since 2011) and No Good Deed (2014), Kate participated in the Mexican series Ungovernablebut thanks to To fall againthe producer today feels happy to have developed a “100% Mexican” project from the beginning.
“It was six weeks of filming; we were five and a half weeks in Mexico City and one week in Tlaxcala, so it is 100% Mexican and I’m so proud to be able to come back and stand my neck saying that I went to Mexico with a production of mine at this level and for me it is very important”, shares the artist smiling, who considers herself to be in a moment of creative maturity in her career.
“Now as a producer and actress I feel that I can handle all that, maybe If it had arrived earlier, I would not have been able to handle the package.but now I’m ready to kill, I have all the tools, I’ve already watered it, now is a good time to choose the things I do… it’s a lot of responsibility, but I am very controlling and now that I can control myself, I am not going to miss the opportunity”, reflects on the challenge of, together with her partners from cholawood, Carmen Cervantes and Jessica Maldonado, tell the current adaptation of one of the top novels of Russian realism, the kind of stories that break down stereotypes.
And it is that in her experience in the Hollywood industry, the famous 50-year-old has found scripts cliche that they do not represent the diversity of roles that can be interpreted especially by Latinos.
“I already have my little antennae up when they are sexualized characters, which happens a lot as a Latina woman in the United States, which are basically all the Latinas in the scripts that I read here, and They still haven’t even understood who we Mexicans are, and who Cubans and Puerto Ricans arethat lowers that emotion a little and that’s why you end up doing your own thing”, he points out about the series, whose first episodes are already available on the platform TelevisaUnivision.