Benjamin Vicuna He starred in “The first of us”, the Argentine comedy-drama telenovela produced by Viacom International Studios and broadcast by Telefe. The national actor played Sebastián Luna, a man who receives bad health news and is accompanied throughout the plot by his friends played by Paola Krum, Luciano Castro, Jorgelina Aruzzi, Damián De Santo and Mercedes Funes.
In Argentina, the telenovela came to an end and Benjamin received hundreds of compliments on all social networks, since it was about death, a taboo subject in most societies. In an interview with Teleshow, the actor compared fiction with the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020: “Going back to what the pandemic was, we were all in a very difficult situation, not only at work, but also in the personal. What we all experience: uncertainty, being on the surface, that open wound, that fear of the unknown”.
To talk about death on the screen, a topic that touches very closely Vicuna since in 2012 he lost his daughter Blanca, he revealed that he approached people who had experienced the same thing: “It is something that we work with a lot of respect, with a lot of love, with the authors and directors. Everyone had something to say because the topic of cancer touches us all, from somewhere, whether it be from a friend, brother, family member… So I went searching, getting to know, listening to different experiences, anecdotes and ways of living a process like this , so difficult and so painful, but at the same time so luminous”.
As for the positive “reviews” he received on the networks, the former China Suarez he is more than grateful. “There is a level of return that is fantastic and very nice, but also because today the content is traveling more and has a greater impact, through platforms and networks. I have the privilege and the luck to choose my projects, which generate this type of conversation” he expressed.
In one part of the interview, Vicuna He was honest and expressed his “biography”, that is, his whole life, helped him put together this complex character: “Every actor offers and works with his biographical capital, with his sensitivity, with his way of seeing life. Indeed, for me it was a recognizable theme: they are textures that I know, silences that I have already addressed at some point, ”he reflected.