Colunga will return to the screen in a facet betting on that of a gallant, to which we were accustomed. Now he will be the leader of a clan of kidnappers.
On November 4, ¨El Secreto de la Familia Greco¨, series produced by Telemundo and which brings from he returned to the Mexican Fernando Colunga in a starring role. The actor has steps remembered by soap operas such as María la del barrio or Amor Real.
The story focuses on the Grecos, during the 1980s in Jalisco, Mexico, who under the facade of being a traditional family hide being acriminal clan that kidnaps, tortures and murders its victims if they do not get the ransom in cash, headed by Aquiles Greco (Colunga), a retired officer who is disciplined and authoritarian, willing to do anything to maintain his family's status.
Marta Ochoa (Lisa Owen), his wife is an ambitious woman who belonged to a “rich” social class and was the key that allowed Achilles to access certain circles of power and prestige. As a result of the strong economic crisis unleashed by the outgoing government, the family business was mortally “wounded” and from that moment the Ochoa fortune began a downward path. The couple has four children: Darío, Sabrina, Abril, and Andrés “Andy”, the exemplary son.
Achilles' need to not lose his status and continue to “belong”, to give his family a last name that is still worthy of respect, will gradually reveal his lack of prejudice. This is the moment when he does not hesitate to resort to criminal methods to achieve his goal.
In this regard, the Mexican actor gave an interview to BioBioChile, where he analyzed his return to the small screen and talked about other particular topics.
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< p>How do you feel about this return to productions?
“I feel grateful, happy for this opportunity, especially with Sebastián Ortega and Marcos Santana (part of of the production of the series), who believed in me to do this project, so I am very happy”.
How do you define your character?
“It is a character that you are going to see with some very deep reaches, with a complicated way of seeing life, with a very different from what we would think is the foundation of any family, but at the end of the day, as the character says, ‘he believes that he does everything for the family”.
What caught you in the story?
“I was very captivated from the moment I knew it was something from real life, and after seeing how far the character was from who I really am. See the gap that existed between the way I handled myself on a day-to-day basis and what this person was like, or how he acted”.
How have series and soap operas changed since the 90s? So far?
“I feel like they've been progressing through features like more streamlined storytelling and getting them much closer to the audience. So there has been a lot of this new way of meeting and bringing us closer, being present. It has been a more instantaneous and direct way”
What have you been up to during these years?
“The truth is that I have been active. I have been doing, within the same career, other activities. I am a person who does not like to sit still. I just like to learn, I like to study, and find another kind of diversity within what we do. And well, I want to get closer to the public again and being on screen is something very big”