Natalia Oreiro saying how she is preparing for Evita
In May Natalia Oreiro will start filming of the series of 7 episodes, “Santa Evita. In an exclusive interview to newspaper Clarin Natalia Oreiro is telling how she is preparing for the role of Evita Peron.
“First of all, I am grateful,” Natalia Oreiro begins to unravel her feelings. “Later, I feel that it is the greatest challenge of my artistic career. And, finally, I have to confess that I am afraid of such a character.” Strictly speaking, Oreiro had never dreamed of playing the role. What’s more, a few years ago other producers had offered her the role of Evita and she rejected it. “At the time, I didn’t feel like I had the ability to do it,” she says with brutal honesty. She did play Evita for a bit in 2017. It was at the very exclusive birthday party for Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik. In a white dress and combed hairstyle, Oreiro dazzled the guests with her version of “Don’t cry for me Argentina”, from the balcony of the castle where the party was held.
“Well, in October or November 2019 I did the casting. There were three different scenes from Evita, which are in the series. I also had a one-hour talk with Rodrigo García, on Skype. When they told me that I had been chosen, I was frozen. That’s where the gratitude, the challenge and the fear began to arrive”, says Natalia, who, despite starting to shoot in two months, says that she is “emotionally taken” by the character. “I have already started to read and see everything I can about Eva Perón, she seems to me the most important woman on a spiritual and political level in all of history, so perhaps I hesitated so long to do it,” Oreiro said. “But I already have the heart, soul and body put into it. “
True to her obsessive method of approaching her characters, Natalia began working with three different people to play Evita: a vocal coach, an acting coach, and also another actress, to study various aspects of composition. An antiquarian friend also began to supply her with clothing and objects from the decades in which Evita lived until she became an inescapable figure in Argentine history. And laughs when asked about hair color. “Of course I’m going to dye the color that the character requires. I read around there that I had demanded blonde wigs so as not to hurt my hair. Hahaha, they don’t know me at all. I had hair of a lot of different colors for each of my Characters. Look if I’m not going to dye for Evita, which is the most important thing I have to do? ” “But the hair”, she says, is “a detail. The important thing is the whole: putting the voice, the body, the heart, the soul… That is why I tell you that I am emotionally taken by Evita.”
While waiting for the start of filming, Natalia Oreiro’s days are quite busy, as far as cinema is concerned. In April, she will premiere “La noche mágica”, the first film by Gastón Portal, in which Diego Peretti, Pablo Rago and Esteban Bigliardi also participate. In May it will be the turn of “Reinas Salvajes”, by Matías Luchessi, who stars alongside with Mercedes Morán. And in August, “Hoy se arregla el mundo”, by Ariel Winograd, with Leonardo Sbaraglia, in which Oreiro makes a small appearance.