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In 2015 it was the last time that Fernando Colunga appeared in one of his popular soap operas, a genre in which the actor has worked for more than 25 years and thanks to which he has gained the fame he enjoys today. It was about history Passion and power, a project in which he starred alongside Susana González and Jorge Salinas. Despite the success achieved with this telenovela among the audience, after his term the actor disappeared from the public eye.
After six years of that, this 2021 will be the return of the actor to the television screen, because according to what was previously broadcast, in the next month of February the recordings of the series will start Malverde: The patron saint, where the Mexican actor will give life to the character who has been considered a legend of the national idiosyncrasy, and to whom those involved with drug trafficking are entrusted.
Called by some as “the Robin Hood of the Mexicans” and “the generous bandit”, Jesús Malverde, born as Jesús Juárez Mazo in 1870 in Sinaloa, is a controversial figure who has both loyal followers and detractors, mainly in the north of the country. . In a promotional video released apparently ahead of time, images were released in which the Mexican actor appears showing his appearance already characterized as the emblematic bandit, and mentions that he is ready to embody the role of the “saint of narco” . So says Colunga in the clip spread on social networks:
In May 2019, Colunga attended the Cannes Film Festival, where he lived with Sylvester Stallone
“My name is Fernando Colunga and I am preparing for one of the most important characters in my career. The saint of many good people that I helped and bad people too, narcos? Yes, but this is how we saints are, right? We owe it to everyone, for better or for worse … The truth behind the legend “
The 54-year-old actor appears with the mustache that characterizes the employer, a scar on his left eyebrow and wild hair, contrasting somewhat with the image that the actor has always shown, since he usually appears before his audience in his role as a totally handsome man. combed and dressed.
Already in past months, when the project was in pre-production, Fernando He had expressed that for him it is an honor that this character has come into his life, because he is aware of the meaning it has for many people, not only for those who are engaged in illegal and questionable businesses, but for those people from the town whom he allegedly helped in his time.
Fernando Colunga will return to the screen with a high-budget production (Instagram @ferfercolunga)
Colunga has also assured that he accepted the project because it represents a great challenge for his acting career, which is why he was absent from television for more than five years, waiting for a different story from the classic pink soap opera like the ones he has starred in on multiple occasions.
“Very happy, as I have already externalized it, excited that they trust me, that my career supports me and that I return with a project that, really, has me excited, because it was what I was looking for, something that would motivate me to return to television “, declared the actor in January 2020 for the program A new day.
After three decades on Televisa, Fernando Colunga changed stations. In the image with Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studio
In that talk, the actor said that in this project there is a lot of research, as it is based on the data that are known from Jesús Malverde, who was originally from Sinaloa: “It needs a lot of study, a lot of research and here it is getting really big and I’m very excited because that’s what I think, I think that for the public you always have to have interesting things”.
On the complexity of the role, he said: “He is a very complicated character, which I like, but I think sometimes, for to be able to make a complicated character you need to have a creative accomplice who is willing to work with you”, Expressed a year ago.
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