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September 10, 2022  Laurine Comments are off Photoshoot, Web

They have just released 42 Segundos, a film that narrates the historical passage of the Spanish water polo team through the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. 42 Segundos, delicacy to narrate the change in the history of Spanish water polo.

A true story that had all the elements to become a movie. This is how Jaime Lorente and Álvaro Cervantes speak of the great feat achieved by the Spanish water polo team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Many believed that the team led by Manel Estiarte had no options, and yet they took silver -and his first Olympic medal- in a heart-stopping final against Italy. Now, the story has been told again on the big screen through 42 Segundos, in theaters from September 2.

The film, directed by Àlex Murrull and Dani de la Orden, and with a script by Carlos Franco, tells the story of our country’s water polo dream team. How lifelong Catalan players got together with a group of new promises from Madrid and, under the harsh guidelines of Croatian coach Dragan Matutinović, prepared for the Games in which they would end up making history.

“The film recounts that journey. The sports journey, the emotional journey and how the two come together in the pool”, explains Jaime Lorente from the Old Estrella Damm Factory. The interpreter, who plays Pedro García Aguado in the film, shares the spotlight -and now table- with Álvaro Cervantes, who puts himself in the shoes of Manel Estiarte.

At the time of this interview, the film has not yet been released. In fact, there are only a few hours left for the preview, and nerves and emotion are sensed in equal parts. From what is said, because there has been involvement of some of the protagonists of the original story and because for a large part of the film’s team, this project that began to take shape in 2017 with Àlex Murrull and Cristian Valencia -producer and interpreter of Jesús Rollán on film- has been the biggest challenge to date. “I had vertigo”, admits Álvaro.

Like many young people born in the 1990s, the two-time Goya nominee for El Juego del Ahorcado (2007) and Adú (2020) only vaguely knew the story: “I did know about this selection that was mythical, but I didn’t know the ins and outs of it at all and what it had really meant. When I read the script, I was surprised that it hadn’t been told earlier”. “There are all the elements. That strange element that comes from outside, the common goal, the impediments…”, Jaime agrees.

“They gave me the script on a Friday afternoon and I devoured it. I knew I was going to do that character because I couldn’t say no. But over the weekend I was pondering what that was going to mean, that starting Monday my life I was going to change for a few months. It was such a big, titanic challenge, the fact of getting even closer to the idea of ​​an elite athlete…”, assures the Catalan actor without being able to hide the passion that, like his partner, he feels for the project.

From actors to Olympic athletes: the training sessions carried out by the cast.
The team of actors that make up the main cast of 42 Segundos also had to become a water polo team. A transformation that required almost five months of training in which they not only had to learn to play, but also to move in the water like a player of this sport.

“We had to learn to float, to swim, to breathe in the water… and to play water polo. We have had to learn many things and everything is ours”, the Murcian actor makes clear. “We can say that we have not had doubles”, Álvaro also comments proudly. And it is not for less: the Bernat Picornell Pools, which hosted the grand finale that August 92, have also been the setting in which Jaime, Álvaro and company went out of their way to recreate history.

Despite the fact that both have worked on historical projects that required physical effort, they say that 42 Segundos has been another level. “The first day we were in the water… I knew that Jaime had done an incredible job in El Cid and I had done Carlos, Rey Emperador, which for me had been the biggest challenge. But at that moment, in the water, I remember that we looked at each other and I told him: “I thought that after El Cid and Carlos a challenge like this was not going to come. It has arrived”, reveals the interpreter from Barcelona.

But 42 Segundos has not only required an added physical effort. It has also meant playing real people who were going to see the end result. Players, ‘Toto’ and Estiarte, whom these actors consider “so iconic and so good”, who lived through some years as intense as they were hard. And whose personal stories have lights and shadows.

Both Pedro -who even makes a ‘cameo’ in the film- and Estiarte have devoted themselves to the project, answering questions from both interpreters and, ultimately, helping them to understand their respective characters more. The involvement of the former players, they say, has been “absolute”.

“There has been a predisposition from both Manel and Pedro and other colleagues to let fiction make its way. It was very complicated, but they have understood very well how cinema works. How we have needed to put together things that perhaps happened in years in a period of time of six months. And they have been for us at all times. They have given us everything they are so that we can make them the best possible”, says the actor of La Casa de Papel. “The ultimate goal was for them to like it. That when Manel saw the film he would identify with it, recognize himself in some way, get excited and be calm. I would have been very screwed if it hadn’t been like that”, confesses Álvaro.

Sometimes it is talked about how an actor manages to ‘make his own’ a character. But is that possible when the character exists and is present in the project? “I had an acting teacher who talked about the obligations as an actor. If in a scene I read: ‘A girl enters the scene with a red dress’. What is mandatory for the scene to happen? That the girl wears a red dress. What obligations do I have as an actor for the character to be Pedro? And later, when these obligations are fulfilled, I can take some licenses. But the essence has to be there”, explains Jaime.

“When an actor imposes himself on the story, for me it is an erroneous way of approaching the work. You cannot tell yourself before the character. You have to withdraw as much as possible for the character to appear, although obviously this is also born of you and your experience”, adds the interpreter of the former captain of the national team.

42 Segundos has not only been the greatest challenge at an interpretive level but, in Jaime’s words, it has been “the most beautiful journey” to date. “For many reasons. Because of the character, because of the story, because of the team, because of my main ‘partner’ [points to Álvaro]. And because magical things have something that you can’t explain… It makes my hair stand on end”, reveals showing the arm. “It’s like this had to happen. And I tell many colleagues for whom it was their first project, that it’s a gift but it’s also a bitch, because you don’t know how difficult it is for it to happen again”, he says.

The best thing about this whole trip? That from a project that was born from the love that the filmmaker Àlex Murrull felt from the beginning for the original story -Álvaro confesses- a family has emerged. “The human team that has been created is the soul of the film. All the actors have left their lives even if they only had a few minutes (…). There was so much involvement that any gesture raised the film. There are moments of each partner that are brilliant because they are truly nourished”.

It was the first time that Jaime and Álvaro have coincided on the same project and, despite the fact that they recognize that they are very different and have different ways of working, the complicity between the two is palpable inside and outside the film. “I have a feeling that on several occasions when we were recording together, when they said ‘action!’ the moment became something sacred. Without doing anything special; it went without saying. We were there breathing another reality together, creating it”, recalls the Barcelonan.

“There is a photo in which we are on the same trip. We are listening to the director, but we are already preparing ourselves… There is something in the look of the two that indicates that we are on the same thing. It has been a perfect tandem. From some very good characters writings”, continues Álvaro. His co-star supports him: “We only discussed it later. I have never felt such a fine line between me and my character… I have been what is on screen during filming. That is acting, cinema”.

Source : mundodeportivo.com

September 10, 2022  Laurine Comments are off Interview, Photoshoot, Web

The two actors play the medalists Manel Estiarte and Pedro García Aguado in the film 42 Segundos, which revives the legendary Spanish team that made history in the Olympic Games from Barcelona 92.

On the day of the (virtual) interview, a couple of weeks ago, Jaime Lorente (Murcia, 1991) greets the camera with a still sleepy face: he has slept an hour, he says, after finishing the filming of Cristo y Rey, the series he portrays the turbulent relationship between the tamer Ángel Cristo (whom he plays) and Bárbara Rey (Belén Cuesta). He is in Madrid, already recovered from the corneal injury that he suffered in said filming, and in a few hours he escapes for the well-deserved vacation.

On the next screen, Álvaro Cervantes (Barcelona, 1989) smiles with a more relaxed appearance. Also based in the capital, these days he rests in his Catalan refuge, recharging batteries for the imminent promotion and the premiere of the film that has brought them together for the first time on screen: 42 Segundos.

They are two actors on the rise, they share a generation, they are thirty-something years old and therefore they did not experience in first person the Olympic milestone of Barcelona 92 ​​that their new film evokes. But they have passionately plunged into the personal conflicts, the sacrifice and the overcoming of that water polo team through their captain, Manel Estiarte (Álvaro Cervantes), and Pedro García Aguado (Jaime Lorente). That team that seemed to have few podium options a priori but to which the arrival of a Croatian coach, Dragan Matutinovic, who applied his military hand to the players, with cruel training, shook their game and their results, until an epic final, with silver medal.

Álvaro Cervantes speaks calmly, and looks like a discreet young man, with a point of surfer in vacation mode. Jaime Lorente seems more temperamental, he defines himself sensitively, and his career reveals him to be restless and versatile. Boxing, he has published a book of poems, A propósito de tu boca, plans to write and direct his own story (“I need to go beyond acting”, he has pointed out) and also composes and sings rap, with good reception.

Cervantes’ career has been progressive, without sudden media successes like Lorente, but solid and constant. Between his two Goya nominations (revelation for El juego del ahorcado and Adú) he has stood out in films such as Tres metros sobre el cieloHanna or El árbol de la sangre, with Júlio Medem, and series such as Carlos, Rey emperador or El tiempo que te doy.

Now they get into the shoes of two exceptional water polo players. Lorente plays Pedro García Aguado, a medalist who had to deal with his own addictions (“I missed the best moments of my life”), alcohol and drugs, which put his career in danger. Then Aguado has been able to take advantage of those experiences to help troubled young people as a coach on the successful television program Hermano mayor.

Cervantes plays Captain Manel Estiarte, the Maradona of water, the six-time Olympic water polo player. The film, directed by the prolific blockbuster Dani de la Orden and newcomer Álex Murrull, delves into the interiorities of that legendary water polo team, the rivalries and tensions, the Croatian coach who pushed them to the limit (Estiarte has come to say that humiliated them, subjected them to extreme training, such as ascents to the Andorran mountain), although it also injected them with the conviction that they could beat anyone.

For both interpreters, embodying Estiarte and García Aguado has required exhaustive preparation: they had to be convincing not only as fit actors, but also as elite athletes.

How were the trainings? Not as hard as the ones Matutinovic taught on his day, I imagine…
Jaime Lorente: I think that at our level it was as hard as it was for the real team with Dragan, because we started from scratch and we had to reach the level of elite players. The screen is not deceiving and we work very hard not to need specialists in any scene. We had a hard time getting to that level.

An extra pressure to that of the paper itself…
Álvaro Cervantes: Yes, it is the first thing you ask yourself when you receive the script. That your life is going to be that of an elite athlete. You change the chip and think about how you eat, how you sleep, the number of hours you dedicate to exercise to perform at your best in the water.
Jaime Lorente: There is no other way…
Álvaro Cervantes: They gave me the script on a Friday night and I spent the weekend thinking about what was coming my way, knowing that I wanted to make the film. From then until the shooting, five months passed and it was all training.

The rehearsals, in the water…
Álvaro Cervantes: The truth is that we end up more tired of water than we imagined a priori. At first we even decided to continue after filming in an amateur water polo team.
Jaime Lorente: It is clear that this was no more than an idea…
Álvaro Cervantes: It gave us the high, we wanted to keep that sport so hard that it cost us so much to achieve, but we have not fulfilled it. Apparently it is a sport that once you leave it, it is very difficult to return to it. When we both lived in Madrid, a former player began to train us, Rafa Fernández, a guy very dedicated to the film, who gave us a lot of power. Already in Barcelona, we had Tato, the official shooting coach. It was good because we reproduced that meeting between the actor-players who came from Madrid and those who were in Barcelona, just as it happened in reality and caused conflicts in its day due to the different way of understanding the sport. And that helped us situate ourselves in the script.

Were they already in shape?
Jaime Lorente: I am an athlete, I have always liked running a lot.
Álvaro Cervantes: I don’t, really, I prepare myself when it’s time, but it’s hard for me. Until now I was not interested in sport, I did not understand it. Now I understand what it means also on a mental level.

Do you see parallels with acting? In both cases, the rivalry must leave room for camaraderie, so that the result works.
Álvaro Cervantes: Dedicating your life to a competition seems very beastly to me, but the obsession that an actor can have in reaching an ideal of acting is actually something similar.
Jaime Lorente: Of course, there are points in common. They are two professions that depend on a human team, on how each element finds its place. That happens on a film set and on a soccer field.
Álvaro Cervantes: In this case, our physical training has also been our rehearsal and you rarely have so much time for it. The roles of each one in the team were forged in those sessions. And that complicity was noticed later on filming.
Jaime Lorente: A team was really created.

Did the real protagonists, Estiarte and García Aguado advise you?
Jaime Lorente: They have always been very open to talk with us and totally in favor of the film.
Álvaro Cervantes: They have been very generous in telling us how they lived through it, who they are without hesitation, in meeting us and chatting while looking into our eyes. Something very valuable, because emotionally there are things that when you meet the person you detect and make you understand what they are like, how they lived it. It’s a gift. It is impressive to embody one of the best athletes in history, whom I already consider a friend. There were days that I called him before shooting to ask him for details… Priceless, wow.
Jaime Lorente: I saw in Pedro a hyper-special sensitivity. He seems like a huge guy to me, with a lot of charisma and sensitivity, which is where I clung to, that emotional, fragile part. Luckily he was very excited after seeing the film, very shocked and happy.
Álvaro Cervantes: I, to be honest, until I spoke with Manel after seeing the film, I was not completely calm. The biggest spectator for me was him. And he liked it, he told me very nice things.

Did they tell you their opinion about the mistake that made that Olympic final get out of hand?
Jaime Lorente: There was a lack of communication or they just did what they had to do and it didn’t work out.
Álvaro Cervantes: If they had done anything else they would have disobeyed the coach. In the end, it is a team and you have to respect the rules. That coach, despite the fact that he gave them a hard time, led them there. In the final moment he indicated a type of defense that they considered inadequate. They looked at each other, clearly that order was out of tune, but Estiarte decided to go to hell with that instruction, even though he didn’t believe in it. Surely they regret having obeyed, but it is what they had to do.

A special moment of the shoot.
Jaime Lorente: For me, the beginning of filming, when we did the scenes in the swimming pools. It was like starting on top of a mountain, the most difficult. We thought: if we can get through these weeks, the rest will be easier. We all had to take great care of ourselves, it was a litmus test.
Álvaro Cervantes: I remember moments with Jaime of looking at each other in the water when we almost couldn’t take it anymore. We no longer knew if it was us or the characters, encouraging us to comply. And that hug between all…

How has this story enriched you?
Jaime Lorente: I would stay with the emotional journey that the film team has had, similar to the real one; the connection with everyone, who has worked hard to train. That pineapple that has been created I take with me forever; sometimes cinema and reality merge. This has been our cinematographic feat, also very hard.
Álvaro Cervantes: In the end, the film is about recognition, which in a more superficial way could be that medal, but above all how the characters end up recognizing the other, valuing the good that it brings them. It happened in the team and also between us. In the end, acting is just that: a back-and-forth job. You can’t work on this alone.

They faced their fears. What scares you?
Jaime Lorente: Many things, many, although fear has never paralyzed me. Stay alone, that something happens to the people you love. Fear has many sizes.
Álvaro Cervantes: They face their fears because the other is with them. Beyond overcoming, sports feat, it is when they accepted themselves and the other that success came. Nobody achieves anything alone.
Jaime Lorente: It’s still a love story. Acceptance is one of the reflections of love. When one loves what is next to him and what he does, things turn out well or at least if they don’t turn out well they are beautiful.

What do you think about this idea of success and failure? Winning is everything and silver is a failure, but it has gone further than ever.
Jaime Lorente: They are stipulated terms, but for me it is something totally subjective, hyper-individual, that lives within one. One can fail by winning a gold or succeed simply by entering the Games. It is very subject to what others consider of you. The movie recounts that journey, the realization that success lies elsewhere. And that with a silver in hand, when we hug, we say: “This is a success of ostia!”
Álvaro Cervantes: They explain that they felt pain in the heart for that silver medal, but that propelled them to win gold four years later. That preparation and that bittersweet silver was the learning, the real success. And that is something I share. Over time is when you understand things. It is necessary to give him the perspective that he needs at each moment, not to remain in the most instinctive perception.

What do they have in common with their characters? Jaime, impulsive like García Aguado? Álvaro, introverted like Estiarte?
Jaime Lorente: I consider myself a good guy, and I try to have fun with the things I do. And there are innocent things about me that I try to take care of and I think he has. My demons also sometimes come out with too much force, I don’t control them, although there is always a ‘little light’ there.
Álvaro Cervantes: I am not as introverted as Estiarte in the film, but he is many more things, the film shows only part of it. I do share his determination and I understand the emotion of his search, of his preparation.

How have you two connected personally?
Jaime Lorente: I think we agree on the love we put into work, we are both a little sick of this. I admire him a lot and if you admire someone, everything has been said.
Álvaro Cervantes: I agree with Jaime. It has been a great discovery, I admire his courage, his passion for the job. In this film I have experienced a sequence (I don’t want to reveal which one)… something that has happened to me very rarely. An instant of surrendering to the situation, the other, of flying as an actor, although it sounds cliché. A moment where the characters and the action took over us. For living moments like that I dedicate myself to this.

In sport the objectives are very clear: podiums, medals… In your career, what is the goal?
Jaime Lorente: Me, support my family, now I’m a father…
Álvaro Cervantes: Live more characters and stories like this. I started when I was 15 years old, now I am 32… More than half my life working, it has passed very quickly. My goal is to continue enjoying what this profession offers me and the life, of course, of the people I love, of those who are yet to come.

Jaime says goodbye, arrives late, goes on a trip: disconnection before the spotlight. Álvaro continues for a few more minutes in the telematic chat, explaining how much he enjoys the pre-shooting, the preparation of the character, that “getting into another world” and in projects that “I still cannot advance”. Now, he assures him, “what I need is to rest”. Cooking, “something I really like” and going to the movies a lot, which is difficult with filming. “I am seeing the entire billboard. And I will be in Donosti. I really want a movie binge”, he says.

Source : lavanguardia.com

June 19, 2022  Laurine Comments are off Giorgio Armani, Interview, Web

“I’m restless, curious and very unconventional. I always want more!” With Acqua di Giò by Giorgio Armani, the fragrance that always accompanies Jaime Lorente, the actor embarks on a journey through his professional career.

Giorgio Armani said, “Elegance is not about catching the eye, it’s about being remembered”. In the case of Jaime Lorente (*Murcia, 1991), the meteoric rise that catapulted him into the sky of international stardom only cemented his elegance on screen and in real life, leading to a career that has become one of the most significant actor of his generation.

His successes on digital platforms with series such as EliteLa Casa de Papel or El Cid has given us one of the most versatile and iconic interpreters of recent years. In addition to screenplays, he has also demonstrated his acting talents on stage in plays such as Matar Cansa. “The theater is the great temple of the actor. It represents how much gaming means to me”, he tells us. “It’s the place where you see everything and there’s just the actor, a line, maybe another partner and the audience”, explains the actor.

Its nature – and naturalness – gives it the perfect image to be enveloped by the power of the sea thanks to the mythical Acqua di Giò fragrance by Giorgio Armani. The jewel of the fragrance was launched in 1996 and last year delighted us with a much more modern, intense and stimulating version: Acqua di Giò Profondo.

It is precisely these stimulating scents that make Jaime Lorente the ideal ambassador for the Italian brand’s reinterpretation of masculinity. The actor navigates this fragrance that defines true new elegance as only he can. We will show you!

You have more than 15 million followers on Instagram, what does this figure, equal to a third of the Spanish population, evoke in you?
To be honest, I think social media is a bit of a lie. This form of communication creates a kind of virtual world in which everyone has their own avatar and only an ideal world is reflected.

And how is your real world?
Much easier, with fewer followers (laughs). I’m more the family type. I like being with friends and people I love. I live a very simple life.

At the time, you announced via your Instagram account that the first seasons of La Casa de Papel would be broadcast. How was the farewell to your role: Denver?
Ever since we wrapped the last season and realized that the show was over, I’ve felt something of a duel with the character, like losing something really important and going through pain and joy at the same time. Ultimately, it was a very long and absolutely intense (acting) journey that ends when the audience sees it.

An anecdote from the series that you will never forget…
I remember doing an outdoor shoot with Álex Rodrigo where I was supposed to shoot a night scene with Paco Tous. We arrive in front of the house in Toledo in the evening, the sunset is gorgeous and Álex says: “I would like to shoot a scene in this light. How about you improvise something and we’ll see if she makes the cut?” We did and the scene made it into the series. It’s a very beautiful scene.

Which of the many roles you have played has left its mark on you forever?
I think everyone does a little bit. But if I had to choose, I would say Hippolytos from El Amor de Fedra, one of the characters I played in the theater with a group of friends. She’s the most shameless and disrespectful character I’ve ever played. There’s a lot of him in me, so he seems like the best choice to me.

You also presented Mirando al Sol in 2021. Let’s talk about that musical side of you.
Music, especially rap and hip-hop, has always been my passion. During the pandemic, I wasn’t able to work for two years, and I had the opportunity to write lyrics. I was lucky enough to be able to get in touch with producer Pablo Gareta. In a way, we fell in love with each other and became strong brothers. We’re going to open a studio in the center of Madrid that we’re going to call “La Santa” and I’m learning really great things through music. In particular, I felt a sense of liberation through the music.

Will there be a full album?
Maybe. This May I released an EP called La Noche – with five techno-rap tracks. Let’s see what happens.

Actor, musician and then also a poet. Can you be even more rounded?
Well, out of all that, I really only consider myself an actor. That’s ultimately what I’ve learned. The rest is escapism. I don’t consider myself as well-rounded as much as someone who is restless, curious, and most of all, very non-conformist. I still want more.

And what do you want to do now?
I would like to direct. I love technology. I like the actor’s work from the director’s perspective. I would also like to be able to offer things that have not been offered to me before.

Hollywood?
I’m not interested. If they offer me an interesting role, sure. But it is clear to me that I will not go there by myself. Projects of brutal quality are implemented here, life is better than anywhere else and I also have my family here, which comes first.

I heard you like to be in the kitchen?
I love to eat and cook, right. But if I’m honest, I hardly have time for it. Also, I’m very impatient. So when I cook, I try a little bit of everything – including wine – and when the dish is ready I’m already full (laughs).

What is your favorite meal?
That depends on the season. Well, a good paella or arroz a la leña, so to speak rice cooked slowly over fire. That’s insane.

You are again an ambassador for Acqua di Giò by Giorgio Armani, how does it feel to represent the values of this brand and what connects you to this fragrance?
We are actually connected by the fragrance itself. This connection with the fragrance goes way back and I take great pleasure in everything I do together with the Giorgio Armani brand.

What characterizes the fragrance?
That, unlike other perfumes, I never get tired of it. As you can imagine, this is a strong argument for continuing to work with Acqua di Giò.

Where does the aroma of Acqua di Giò transport you?
On the Italian island of Pantelleria. The brand gave me the unique opportunity to travel there with Giorgio Armani’s team and I have incredible memories of that experience. The trip was a spectacle in every way. There is still untouched nature, everything is treated very well, the excellent Italian food… Just amazing!

And now you alone. Without anything else, just your heart. You close your eyes and you are in nature. Where are you then?
I have a childhood memory with my father. I remember hiking with him on a stormy day in Calblanque Natural Park in Murcia. There was a bush on fire, as if lightning had struck it at that moment. This is the picture before my eyes.

Source : esquire.de

May 09, 2022  Laurine Comments are off Interview, Photoshoot, Web

Jaime Lorente has just released “La noche”, his first EP as an artist. A collection of songs with which he debuts and bets on his career as a singer and musical author.

Hand in hand with one of the most in-form producers on the national rap and urban scene, Pablo Gareta, Jaime has created an EP with five songs: “Saturday”, “Sra Smith”, “Guapo y Loco”, “El Chaval” and “Lengua de Gato”.

Disco bangers, with a nostalgic and electronic sound. Between raps and catchy melodies, giving free rein to his creativity, Jaime delves into the music industry with lyrics that reveal the most nocturnal facet of him, the darkest and most lively part that we all have within him. Although the artist reveals that his greatest wish is tranquility.

You are a restless person who never stops discovering new artistic facets. For you, what is “the art of living”?
A moment in my life has come when I consider that “The art of living” is to be calm, and being calm has a lot to do with knowing what one is, being very honest… And knowing that, to enjoy, one can be at night at a party, but you can also enjoy watching a movie at home, knowing what it is and respecting yourself a lot.

With so many new projects underway, why did you decide to embark on this G’Vine adventure, which brings you “the art of living” as an ambassador?
It was the brand that somehow became very interested in this jumble of artistic concerns that I have and said: “Why don’t we put it together and turn Jaime into the image of G’vine showing this”. It fits me perfectly.

What does the work of a singer give you that the work of an actor does not?
For me, music is not just the fact of creating songs, it is the relationship that I have with my producer, with Pablo Gareta, who in some way I have always felt has saved my life and has taught me a way to communicate and give sense to many things that were inside my head and didn’t make sense. Everything that has to do with music has to do with him. He is my best friend and that drives me crazy.

How did the idea of ​​starting to compose songs come about?
In quarantine I was having a very bad time. Suddenly I started researching music, because I had always liked to rap and write, but I had no idea how to build a song, how to do it and searching YouTube I found a masterclass by Pablo Gareta, I wrote to him and he said: “What you do is very messy but I think we can do something together”. And up to here.

What has always been your true passion, acting or composing?
Feel free, really. I think that through both things, composing and acting, I feel very free.

One of the songs that has already accumulated millions of views on digital platforms is “Guapo y Loco”. What do you take away from the collaboration with Natos?
He is another of my best friends, he is the other person who has given me everything. Of Natos I always say that we are the same person in two different bodies, if we didn’t love each other so much we would hate each other. I take everything with me, these people have taken care of me, they have taught me, they are my loves.

Within the music industry, which artists would you like to collaborate with? Do you have something in mind?
Right now I’m at a point where I want to build and strengthen the style of music we make. With Natos it was easy because he has collaborated throughout this process. When I feel that I have the stone well anchored, I will look for more things.

What would you say to Jaime that he started in the Denver project at LCDP?
Do what you’ve done all your life, what you want. Try to do it loving and respecting people, but… whatever you want.

The process of “fame” carries a lot of social pressure. Does the Jaime who started in this entire industry of interpretation manage it differently than the one now?
Much much. I have had to go through a very strong psychological process of help to try to find a place of tranquility and coexistence with all this madness of exposure that a success like LCDP, for example, supposes. I think that now I am in a good moment, where I appreciate the positive of that, but I also appreciate the good that I have in my privacy.

In this process of managing the media boom, networks and pressure, what have you learned?
The pressure that I have felt is from me towards myself, suddenly I was forcing myself to do things to achieve a success that was not mine. Everyone says that success is placed in a very determined place and you get it and say “It’s not true”. My success is still elsewhere. I do this and I love it, but my success is being really calm.

Right now, what is your dream or your goal?
My goal is to build a space for my daughter of freedom, of love, where she believes that she can do whatever she wants.

Jaime Lorente will be performing this summer at the most important festivals in the country, confirming his presence at the San Isidro festival in Madrid, Holika Festival, Sonica Festival, Boombastic and Arenal Sound, among others.

Source : larazon.es

November 05, 2021  Laurine Comments are off Behind The Scene, Campaign, G'Vine, Interview, Photoshoot, Web

In France, surrounded by vineyards, riding in classic cars and with a gin with six centuries of history in hand. This is how we meet Jaime Lorente.

It may seem that we are describing the setting of Jaime Lorente’s next fiction, but nothing could be further from the truth.

A few months ago we traveled to France, hand in hand with G’Vine, to discover his new campaign (of which the actor is an ambassador). Thus, we learned about the origins of this French gin -the first with a grape base-, its production process, distillation… and, between glass and glass, sip and sip, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jaime, who represents the perfection the ‘art de vivre’ of the firm.

Now yes, the end is already written. Yesterday Netflix unveiled the preview of what will be the last part of one of the most viewed series on the platform and, feeling very sorry, we have to say goodbye to it.

For Jaime, saying goodbye to La Casa de Papel and his character, Denver, has not been easy either. “Closing such an important trip is beautiful but painful at the same time”, he says.

Even so, the actor is predicted by many good things, including the launch of his first EP, the premiere of a psychological horror film with Milena Smit and the filming of 42 Segundos, a film that, according to Jaime himself, “It looks great”. Here is his interview in full:

Have you already seen the end of La Casa de Papel or, rather, do you intend to?
I have not seen it yet! I will be one more spectator waiting for the opening day… What are you looking forward to!

When they gave you the role, did you imagine that it would transcend as it has? Have you ever felt like your character was eating Jaime?
It is true that due to its repercussion people start calling you by your character’s name and so on, but, personally, I have never allowed Denver to eat Jaime.

Have you ever considered abandoning acting precisely because of the repercussion that your latest characters have had?
No… Let’s just say that the conflicts with my craft have always resided in my insecurities, not in the success of my jobs.

At this point, do you keep meeting people who don’t know who you are?
Of course I do, but I think that fame is such a lie and fleeting that it is not part of my concerns (laughs).

How do you handle the criticism and everything that is said about you?
It depends on the day… From Monday to Saturday I don’t care, on Sunday if I get screwed too (laughs).

‘Saturday’ is the first preview of what will be your first EP: ‘La noche’. What can you tell us about him? Why this title?
I’m very happy with the work that Gareta and I are doing with ‘La noche’. I really wanted to face a hooligan artistic event… The title refers to a journey to the place where anything can happen.

Who or what inspires you in each of your facets?
My inspiration always resides in small moments that my day-to-day offers me, almost always in some detail that in principle should not waste my time much but that I usually stretch until I see when it breaks.

Something that you always emphasize in your interviews is honesty. Do you think music or poetry is more honest than performance?
I believe that honesty resides in yourself, whatever you do.

What other qualities are essential for you? Do you fulfill them?
Well… I’m not a moralist (laughs).

I imagine that Pablo Gareta, your soul mate, brings them all together… how would you define Pablo so that people who don’t know him understand who he is and what he means to you?
Apart from being a professional like few others, he is one of the best people I have ever met.

You just shot ‘Tin & Tina’, with Milena Smit. How has it been to share filming with another of the most promising faces of our country?
She is an angel. That says it all…

What else does Jaime Lorente have on his hands? Where does he want to go?
Now I’ll try to get some rest. I need to feel like things.

Source : vanidad.es

September 07, 2021  Laurine Comments are off Photoshoot, Web

La Casa de Papel was from the beginning such an exportable product — the Dalí masks worn by robbers, their aliases from international cities, the Hollywood rhythm of the storytelling — that it almost seems they had it all figured out. Except that if they had planned it it would not have turned out so well: there are shots that have to be improvised on the fly. The righteous aspect of the argument, a la Robin Hood, Ocean’s Eleven or Snatch, pigs and diamonds, caused the first readings of the phenomenon to be political. “The series makes a nod to the historical moment in which we are living, in which we all feel victims of a system that would only want our poverty”, Il Corriere della Sera analyzed. “An incitement to rebellion?” Asked Le Monde. The former mayor of Ankara asked the secret services to intervene in this “very dangerous symbol of rebellion”. Dalí masks proliferated on protesters against the Macri government in Argentina, on banknotes launched by Uruguayan anti-establishment artists, and at the Rio de Janeiro carnival. “The original name was going to be “Los Deshuciados”, because it spoke of people who were evicted and through [this robbery] they were looking for a new life”, says Lorente.

But the dimension of the phenomenon ended up dissipating any sociopolitical reading. That resounding debut thanks to Madrid-Atleti de la Champions was no accident: the potential audience for this series is the same as football, that is, practically anyone. His fans include Neymar, Romeo Santos, Chiara Ferragni, most likely ourselves and a good part of the members of our families. The popularity of La Casa de Papel has benefited from its blunt simplicity: La casa de papel is exactly the series it sounds like, one in which the leader of the band uses expressions such as “let’s mess it up” and in which the coffin from Nairobi (Alba Flores), murdered last season, had written “the whore loves”. A series that has inspired the largest escape room in Europe.

His feat has been treated in the same terms as that of a humble football team that nobody sees coming (the Dépor of the centennial, Ranieri’s Leicester in 2016), whose fans also support through badges, songs, tattoos and even a certain connection identity. There is a national pride towards the triumph of La Casa de Papel only comparable to that awakened by Nadal, Gasol or Belmonte. “It has the same elements as a football club”, says Jaime Lorente. “There is a coach, some players, a kit, an anthem, a color and some tactics”.

When the third season of La Casa de Papel aired, the first on Netflix, there was more talk about its international repercussion than about the characters. Nobody cared what La Casa de Papel meant. The colors are above their players: the star of LLa Casa de Papel is La Casa de Papel. “You are a kind of souvenir. And very cheap”, indicates Lorente regarding his role as part of the enormous gear. “You buy something at the supermarket and you want what’s inside the box. Success is more difficult to manage than failure, because failure is forgotten but success cannot be taken away even with turpentine”.

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“It’s that the premise of La Casa de Papel was already very extreme, if you accept that, anything will fit in with you”, Lorente explains. “The intention was always to make great entertainment to watch with popcorn and coke, not to wake up a revolution in Brazil”. Herrán believes that, as the screens have become small, it is the industry that has become too big: “It is consumed too much, there is too much supply and you have to distinguish yourself in something. And what are you doing? Take it all to the extreme. The perfect example is Elite, I have not seen it but everyone is telling me that this season is outrageous, that they have passed… But of course, if not, you have 10,000 identical products”.

Miguel Herran: I have spent three weeks throwing a grenade. It’s exhausting because I like to perform.
Jaime Lorente: That’s it. And there are days when you don’t feel like an actor.
M. H. Sure, you think, damn it, I’m a well-paid helper. I’m here without saying anything, doing nothing, feeling nothing, with the camera so screwed up that I don’t know if you’re really looking at me. Spending all my fucking energy to do the best I can. And there comes a moment of despair in the second week when you say, “Look man, I can’t take it anymore”. And then they tell you to hang on a bit, then your short [shot] comes. And you answer: “Sure, but why didn’t you do it a week ago!”
J. L. You are now empty.
M. H. You are completely empty.

And doesn’t one feel like a child playing hitting shots?
In fact, it is not enjoyed. Think of it as a weapon that weighs three and a half kilos, that you are pretending all the time because it doesn’t really shoot. And you don’t see anything.
J. L. Dust gets into your eyes, you cough, the effects clamp goes off and something explodes in your face.
M. H. You have a firecracker here, a splinter comes out …
J. L. It is that you go with fear sometimes. Do you remember that bottle that was behind you? It’s dangerous man, it’s dangerous.
M. H. And that firecracker they put you around here? [points to arm]
J. L. Yes, yes, it blew me up in a shot.

Could it be said then that they wanted to finish?
J. L. Yes, because the intensity that one lives in the filming of La casa de papel is very strong. It’s a 10 hour climax.
M. H. Of course, all the conflicts are so big, so fat, so intense, that one ends up in despair. Emotionally exhausted.

And how can something that has ended up being so great be closed in conditions?
J. L. Going back to the essence of the characters, which was what people fell in love with in the beginning, the characters. The war has come later.

Source : elpais.com

September 07, 2021  Laurine Comments are off Photoshoot, Web

Pedro Alonso, Jaime Lorente, Alvaro Morte and Alex Pina on saying goodbye to the beloved Netflix series.

No matter how near the end sits in view, it can still be hard to see it. For Jaime Lorente, he finally caught a glimpse of it on the last day of filming the final part of La Casa de Papel. He was on set in the Bank of Spain, and he and the other members of La Banda were playing out the final sequences of a heist that started as a robbery and descended into an all-out war. They were exhausted, wrapping at around 4 am, which was normal for the show’s months-long production. There was blood on their jumpsuits, but you’d never know it. In between takes, Lorente looked down at that now-iconic red jumpsuit, and then looked around at the other actors that he’d become so close to over the last five years. He pulled at the crimson cloth that covered him, and, one by one, they all did the same. ‘We had been wearing these red jumpsuits for so long, and then in that moment we realized that it was the last time we would wear them”, Lorente tells Esquire Middle East.

Lorente never knew that a simple jumpsuit and a Salvador Dalí mask would end up meaning so much to him, nor did the rest of them. Five years earlier, it was simply the costume chosen for a new heist show that would premiere on Spain’s second-most popular TV station. It aired in 15 episodes from May to November of 2017, and it made some rumblings in Spain, but its resonance was supposed to stop there. “There was a feeling of emptiness when we concluded. We had come to tell the story of robbery and we did it. It was hugely stressful to write those 15 episodes, 70 minutes long each, and shoot them in 5-6 months. In the end, I had a certain feeling of relief because I had never written or shot so fast”, says the show’s creator Alex Pina. “We were very young, we had no money, and we had to shoot twice as many constant days, so while it was a relief to finish it, we felt that we had done something good. We felt it had contributed to the genre, blending the North American branch of the genre and the Anglo-Saxon literature of the perfect robbery, creating a hybrid with black comedy with romanticism, and then suddenly it was over”.

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It is often hard to say goodbye. For Lorente, he couldn’t bring himself to say it at all. “It’s something you just can’t do, right? It’s hard to even fathom of the implications of saying goodbye to something that is so big. Until you say goodbye, you don’t realize that there are some of your co-actors that you will never talk to again or maybe never see again. So, for me, it’s not really over until you say goodbye. That’s why I don’t plan to say it”, says Lorente. Whether or not he’s ready to let go, Lorente is ready to admit one thing—this show changed his life, as surely it changed many others. “On a personal level, on a professional level, my life is completely different now. And it’s all because of this show. I think that many of the things I do have been made possible by this show. I would have possibly had a much more normal life if it wasn’t for this. If you spend one day with me, you will realize how much this show has changed the person I am, for the better. I’m so grateful for what it has given me, and given all of us”.

Lorente is not ready to say goodbye. But perhaps, in its stead, he can muster one final refrain:

Bella, ciao.

Source : esquireme.com

July 02, 2020  Laurine Comments are off Campaign, Giorgio Armani, Interview, Photoshoot, Video, Web

Disconnect to connect with yourself and with nature. Immerse yourself to find your essence again. Dive into a calm sea and flow. Jaime Lorente has done it, hand in hand with the Acqua di Giò Profondo fragrance, to tell us about himself, dive into his true being and thus discover his most authentic side. More natural. More Jaime.

“Nature has always been present in my life. I am fascinated by the mountain, it is a place where I can find myself, disconnect a bit from everyday life… Perhaps it is the only place where demons fade a bit”. This is how our conversation with Jaime Lorente, actor of the moment, king of Instagram, idol of the masses and, in no time, El Cid that will ride –sure that victorious– on our screens.

But what is behind the success? What is Jaime Lorente really like? What is your deepest, most natural, most sincere and authentic self like? How do you feel when the lights go out? How do you live? How do you disconnect from lights, flashes… to connect with yourself, with that essence that today, here and now, we invite you to know?

We know it and we are going to tell you about it. And we do it with Acqua di Giò, by Giorgio Armani, a fragrance of which Jaime is the image and with which he has plunged into a refreshing ocean of confessions, honesty and smiles, confidences, complicity… of nature! Of its nature. The result? this video and the accompanying interview.

What is it for you to be natural?
For me, being natural is being honest with your lifestyle, with what you want to be and with one’s principles… My attitude has changed a lot in recent times. I have realized, through confinement, that I don’t want to go back to the reality I had before. Somehow, the confinement made us all put ourselves in front of a mirror… And I have been aware of a number of things that I want to change: I do not want to return to the unbearable stress that I had before, since I paid little attention to myself . Now I would like to reconnect with that part.

How do you define freedom? Where do you find it?
Freedom is doing good for oneself and doing good for others. The moment I don’t do good, I become a slave to my bad habits. The moment I don’t do good to others, I make others slaves to my bad habits, bad habits or bad decisions. I find freedom with honesty and love.

What does Acqua di Giò have of the essence of Jaime Lorente and vice versa? What do you and this Armani fragrance share?
It is the fragrance that I have always used. It has been used a lot in my family, and it fascinates me. I think it evokes that freedom, that connection with nature that, after all, I relate to the connection with myself.

What is in the deepest of Jaime Lorente? You are the fashionable boy and you have thousands of fans, but tell us something about what you keep for yourself.
Well… I have nothing to do with the characters I make, with the image that has been created of me. This profession is very beautiful, but it is full of lies and lights that confuse you of what you are. I am a very normal guy, passionate about theater. I keep the deepest of myself, and I will continue to keep it, but I can say that I am a person who loves his job and who is continually struggling not to get confused and not to get confused.

Is there anything about your work that makes you feel free?
Yes, I dedicate myself to this because, when I get in front of a camera or I get on stage, I feel like the bravest person in the world, I feel very free. However, when I go out, everything that causes that freedom also, sometimes, turns around and makes me suffer. But in front of the camera and on stage, I am very free.

What place does exercise occupy in your life? How does it make you feel?
It is a way of finding myself, of reflecting, of meditating… I meditate when I run. I love running, soccer… I love American football.

A person accustomed to success, like you, does he need to be alone to digest it, to reflect?
Yes, we need to reflect on it, we need to do an exercise in emotional stability, to know what we mean, to know what has happened to us, what we want to achieve… I have suffered a lot for all this success. Somehow, I didn’t ask for it, but it’s related to my work.

If so, where is that loneliness?
That solitude is in oneself, it is at the moment when one begins to be coherent with the things that one does. He is with the family, he is in his usual place, he is in his friends, in his customs…

The moment we have lived has paralyzed some projects, are the dreams still intact?
My dreams are still intact. This is a full stop. I am focused on continuing with El Cid and returning with Matar Cansa, a work that could not be released due to the state of alarm. I have short-term dreams.

Elías, Denver, Nano…. And now El Cid! With whom of the four do you share the most traits?
Not because I am a hero, which I am not, but, because of how I built El Cid, he is the character that most resembles me. I think it is even the most normal of all.

Get wet: which one you like best and which worst.
Better El Cid. Worse, Elías, without a doubt.

Why do you think El Cid fights? For an ideal, for freedom, for itself? And why do you fight daily?
El Cid doesn’t know what he’s fighting for. In fact, I am also on this journey to discover it, and it is a bit of what we tell in the series. In the series, he does not start being El Cid, but the boy who will later become El Cid. It is beautiful because, really, the emotional milestones, the events that make you discover who you are, are what make you realize why you are fighting. I hope he ends up fighting for love, which is what I try to fight for every day.

What interests you the most, politics or fashion? Why?
Politics because it influences more our life and our rights. It touches me from the front, and it touches me a lot.

How do you define your style?
-Super simple, I’m a skinny guy, basic shirt and sneakers. This is my essence, and I am happy with it.

And your writing style?
It depends. Because I use writing as a place of reflection, depending on my mood, I write some things or others. I do not consider myself a writer, but a person who likes to write… others define me, who surely do better.

Here I catch you… and I do a quick test.
Your favorite writer: Leopoldo María Panero.
An actor you want to look like: I do not have many references, I have actors that I love, but I would like to be the best actor of myself.
The song of your life: Garganta con arena.
And the movie? Cinema Paradiso.
What do you admire in a person? Honesty and freedom
What do you hate? The lie, to the people who try to take advantage of others, to the vultures…
Your favorite dish: Rice, but my mother’s, of course.
Which person in the world do you miss the most when you are away? To my parents.
One reason to cry: Miss my parents.
And one to laugh: See them.

And for us, see you. Thanks for everything, Jaime.

Source : esquire.com






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