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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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