All of Spain could know him as Toni Colmenero, the pleasant ladybug from ‘Aída’, however Secun de la Rosa is many extra issues. To start with, he’s an actor with a 30-year profession who has participated in different cult sequence comparable to ‘The group’ and ‘Paco y Veva’ or in field workplace phenomena comparable to ‘The opposite aspect of the mattress’ and is a recurring collaborator of Álex of the church. He’s additionally a famend playwright and theater director, creator of acclaimed works comparable to ‘El disco de cristal’ and ‘Los años quick’.
Now De la Rosa additionally makes his debut as a movie director and screenwriter. ‘The duvet’, which has simply been launched in theaters, has been fairly an odyssey for the newcomer filmmaker: It’s already troublesome to shoot a musical with songs carried out reside by a very choral solid in a metropolis crowded with vacationers like Benidorm, however nobody anticipated the worldwide pandemic that was approaching across the nook. The crew filmed for a couple of weeks in March 2020 and then needed to stand nonetheless for months.
“Many issues had been left within the pipeline. A movie within the center is nothing, it’s not half a movie. Both it’s made entire or there isn’t a movie,” De la Rosa explains within the podcast Sesión golfa. “Once we returned to retake, we realized that in Benidorm there have been no bars anymore, there have been not neon lights. All of the avenues the place we had filmed not existed, we had been filming at 11 at night time and every thing was closed, there have been no Englishmen … We needed to struggle a lot and search for pirouettes. In the long run you eat it and it appears true to you, however whoever has been to Benidorm is aware of that at 5 within the morning all the English are nonetheless round “.
Regardless of the lurching and troublesome choices he needed to make, ‘El cowl’ has simply completed filming and is a film stuffed with magic. One of many keys, with out a doubt, is the reside musical numbers, one thing that added further issue to the filming. “I needed to restructure many sequences on the fly as a result of whenever you do reside music, you’re singing proper now and then I sing, if we do your shot, once we do one other shot the guitar has to suit, however you by no means sing on the similar tempo, so How do you make a shot and a again shot so that the guitar matches good? “, Explains the director. “You needed to be very a lot alive on the set, as a result of I insisted that the music was reside. As a result of if the movie has a stamp, it’s that it’s not in playback, it’s for actual, from the chest“.
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The legacy of Toni Colmenero
Within the Secun de la Rosa podcast episode, he reveals some fascinating anecdotes about his household and his years as a Dramatic Artwork scholar in Madrid within the 90s. We even have time to speak in regards to the legacy of Toni Colmenero, the extraordinarily mannered homosexual waiter from the Telecinco sequence.
The actor thus defends his caricature proposal: “Carmen Machi, Paco León and I labored from the world of the clown, that is, the character of the white clown, who after all his mischief falls effectively. Toni might be gay, as Luisma might be a junkie, Aida a drunk and her pal, [interpretada por] Melani [Olivares] a prostitute. Should you advised somebody that on Sunday nights on tv individuals watched the story of a drunk, her pal whore, her junkie brother and the opposite fag, they’d absolutely say: “How sturdy are the Spanish!” However all of Spain purchased it with nice enthusiasm, and they purchased it as a result of we had been white clowns. “
As well as, for De la Rosa it was crucial that the character “be optimistic, constructive, cheerful, give a good picture, go down effectively in all homes and not pose a risk.” That is how such an effeminate homosexual character sneaked into homes throughout Spain within the early 2000s. “I obtained one factor I’m very happy with: I ran away from being the imply, nasty fag, the redicha queer who has to say ugly issues that others do not say, the one who fights along with her personal bus companions … that disgusts me extra within the homosexual neighborhood, those who insult, the unhealthy ones, the queers large, these that reside by attacking their companions. That Toni did not have, he was a pal and companion. And I additionally obtained one thing that I expressly requested the scriptwriters, as a result of [los gais en la ficción] they at all times undergo, or die of AIDS or are very unhealthy. I wished a glad character and for the brand new generations to be very glad. “