Fonte: Instagram de Jaime Camil
sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2014
terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2014
When The WB and UPN folded themselves into one network, the CW, in 2006, it was a kind of capitulation, an admission that despite a decade of trying, neither fledgling network had succeeded in becoming a major one. Why did the two mini-networks fail to grow like Fox had a decade prior? It wasn’t because of me. I spent the 11 years of its existence being the WB’s target audience.
The WB—and, by the end of its run, UPN as well—made soap operas starring attractive actors pretending to be in high school or college, a format before which I was as helpless as a toddler in front of any moving images at all. Buffy,Felicity, Dawson’s Creek, Everwood,Roswell, Veronica Mars: I watched them all, plus the less-memorable Jack And Jill,Popular, and Savannah. If it was a drama on the WB, chances are I loved it. Around the time that the WB became the CW andGossip Girl premiered, I remember wondering if I would ever outgrow these kinds of shows or if I would be powerless before earnestly made series about the love lives of faux-teenagers forever.
Like they almost say, be careful what you wonder about. Because soon thereafter, I got over the CW. Whether it was my age, the quality of the latest faux-teen soaps, or both, the network went from being a regular part of my TV diet to no part at all. I couldn’t stand Smallville or the reboot of Beverly Hills: 90210, both repulsively sincere in their own distinct ways. The Vampire Diaries, the network’s biggest hit, and thenever-ending Supernatural also left me cold. The shows I liked—Life Unexpected,Privileged, The Carrie Diaries, The L.A. Complex—invariably got canceled. By last season, when the network had almost fully transitioned away from shows about unusually angsty young adults to shows about unusually angsty young adults with supernatural powers, I had long since started getting my fix of teenage drama onABC Family.
But just when I was feeling confident I could dismiss the CW entirely, along comes the beguiling Jane the Virgin, which premieres Monday night, and is the best reason to watch the CW in many, many years. Like a sweeter Ugly Betty, Jane the Virgin is a telenovela, but one with a sense of irony and wit, simultaneously winking at and embracing its own format. It is easily the most charming new TV series of the fall, a highly stylized, big-hearted, zippy Technicolor dramedy that is also, uncloyingly, another example of network TV’s growing—at least for the moment—diversity.
The fall's best broadcast pilot also features fall's breakout star in Gina Rodriguez but sports a telenovela-inspired premise that's difficult to pull off, yet addictive when done right
Viewers who want to watch the fall's best new broadcast drama will have to do something that, for many of them, will likely be unfamiliar. They will have to find the CW. (On the other hand, plenty ofnew viewers discovered the channel with The Flash last week.)
In any case, newbies are welcome and encouraged tonight to get themselves somehow to the CW when Jane the Virgin makes its debut. One of the most buzzed-about fall shows features, hands-down, the breakout star of the fall with Gina Rodriguez.
Talented, magnetic, sexy and above all else extremely likable, Rodriguez is the glue that holds together the tonally difficult-to-pull-off Jane the Virgin series.
Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, Jane Villanueva (Rodriguez) is a 23-year-old who is hyper-focused on doing everything in her life just right. Her strident Catholic grandmother Alba (Ivonne Coll) has — rather dramatically and hilariously — hammered home the theme of virginity to her since Jane could barely understand the concept. In theory, this is to offset how Jane's mother, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) started her own life. Xiomara, with her killer legs and lust for life, is meant to be the poster mom for getting knocked up too early. Jane is the next generation autocorrect. (And, among the many little things I like about this series, it really understands the generational differences — from having Alba speak in Spanish to Xiomara be someone testing boundaries to Jane's modern vision for her life).
But, this being a series based on and channeling the love of telenovelas, Jane is about to have something improbable happen to her, offsetting her best-laid plans. She gets accidentally inseminated by a female doctor who is completely distracted by a soap-opera turn in her own life.
Absurd — sure, but also told with just the right touch of funny and believable. Series creator Jennie Snyder Urman and her staff of writers manage to blend drama, comedy and bits of magical thinking into the show in ways that are consistently impressive. In fact, such a tonal balancing act is the biggest worry going forward with Jane, but it's done so expertly in the pilot that it gives you confidence the staff knows what's it doing. For her part, Urman is clear on the one part that seems simple — Jane and her family absolutely adore melodramatic telenovelas. They all watch together and relate to the soapy, escapist fantasy. But almost instantly, Jane's real life turns into one.
She has a boyfriend, Michael (Brett Dier) who is a police detective who wants to marry Jane. The, um, accidental sperm donor turns out to be Rafael (Justin Baldoni), who is a cancer survivor and that "donation" was his first and last chance to be a father. Of course, Rafael is a great-looking, super rich hotel owner who just happens to be married. And, when they were very young, Rafael and Jane shared a first kiss. Oh, and Rafael's current wife is more than a bit of a schemer.
Cue the telenovela music! Let the soap waft around you!
All of this leaves out a nice little twist at the end of the pilot that brings things full circle. It also does almost no justice to how magnificent Rodriguez is — once you watch you'll understand how she ended up being almost everyone's pick for breakout star.
Rodriguez is happily not a cookie-cutter CW actress. She understands she'll be a role model for lots of girls who are "normal" but who don't feel that way looking at the standard CW skinny supermodels. But this is also no Ugly Betty type situation, either. Rodriguez is a real beauty — no getting around that — who conveys an every-girl mentality along with smarts, toughness (she understands that her grandmother's anti-sex rule is archaic and can also go toe-to-toe with anyone giving her lip) and this indescribable sense of sweetness that makes you want to be her BFF.
That's a casting coup, people.
That Rodriguez can skillfully pull off what's asked of her in this challenging Jane role is also impressive, since telenovelas are not exactly grounded, and it would be easy just to go all-in on one emotion. By the end of the pilot, the writers have put Rodriguez through a number of funny and dramatic and even silly situations, and she nails each one. That's right about the time audiences will likely decide that they'll need a lot more Jane in their life. It's also the beginning of the show's biggest test — keeping the greatness of that pilot alive and delivering on its promise.
segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2014
Jaime Camil durante las grabaciones de la serie Jane the Virgin.
Foto: Greg Gayne/The CW
Hoy se estrena Jane the Virgin, una nueva comedia que trata sobre la historia de Jane (Gina Rodríguez), una chica virgen que es inseminada por error durante una visita al ginecólogo y queda embarazada.
En esta serie, el mexicano Jaime Camil dará vida a Rogelio de la Vega, un actor de telenovelas, de quien Jane está perdidamente enamorada.
En medio de las grabaciones, el actor de 41 años, cuenta en exclusiva a People en Español a cerca de la experiencia de participar en este proyecto que se transmitirá por el canal The CW.
¿Cuáles son tus expectativas de esta serie?
“La verdad sólo espero que el público se divierta la mitad de lo que nos divertimos nosotros haciéndola. Somos muy afortunados de estar trabajando con un grupo de seres humanos maravillosos y talentosos”.
¿Qué es lo que más has disfrutado al realizar este papel?
“¡TODO! Es muy divertido, Rogelio de la Vega tendrá escenas que harán reír al público y también tocará su corazón gracias a la relación tan linda que tendrá con Jane y con su familia”.
¿Cómo ha sido tu experiencia de trabajar con todo el equipo de la serie, sobre todo con la actriz Gina Rodríguez?
“¡Increíble! Es un proyecto de ensamble, quiero decir que ninguna figura sobresale más que otra. Es un proyecto en donde todos los personajes se complementan unos con otros y todos se retroalimentan mutuamente. Gina es maravillosa. Muy talentosa y un ser humano increíble. Su ética profesional es intachable y, al ser la cabeza del proyecto, esos valores se transmiten a todo el equipo".
¿Cómo han sido estos primeros días en familia con la llegada del pequeño Jaime?
“Todo de maravilla”.