Kwando Si Guven (When I’m Young), starring Natasha Duperon and Veronica Castro, opens today in more than 300 US movie theaters. The film, produced by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell Studios 3Pas, is shown in Spanish with English subtitles.
It also features a star-studded cast including Eduardo Santamaria (Buscando a Frida), Alejandra Barros (Buscando a Frida) and Michael Ronda (Control Z), with special performances by Edgar Vivar (Chespirito, El Chavo del 8) and Manuel “Flaco” Ibanez (Hasta que el dinero nos separe) and a soundtrack that pays homage to some of the best-known classic billeros.
in Kuandu Si Guven, 70-year-old Malina (Veronica Castro) gets a second chance at life and her dream of pursuing a singing career when she magically becomes the 22-year-old herself, as portrayed by Duperon. The young actress pretends to be “Maria” to hide her true identity, and ends up as the lead singer for her grandson’s band.
Dupreyrón has a long career in telenovelas and films. I recently filmed the hateful ‘Chiquis’ at Netflix’s La Casa de las Flores (flower house), where she met Castro, a beauty contestant in the Pantaya thriller “Señorita 89”. During an interview conducted in Spanish, she talked about working on this film, which is her first appearance on cinema screens across the United States
What did you like most about playing the young version of Malena?
Well, I loved the whole process. The truth is that having this opportunity to become a 70-year-old woman was very interesting. I think I’ve grown a lot as a person and as an actress. She taught me more empathy and reaffirmed that studying, being sensitive to your work and making time for it works…. I believe that this character also gave me an opportunity to explore the lyrical songs of the blerro that I love and respect so much. I think it helped enrich my lyricism. I was very happy with the results.
How did it feel to work with Veronica Castro again?
I met her on the set flower house And we became good friends. When I found out we’d be working together on this movie, I worried that we might not be in the same group, but in the end, we ended up sharing literally the same character and we talked a lot about where we wanted to take our money. it was amazing. She is an excellent actress, a great personality, and a great friend and partner. So, I will remember this experience with a lot of love.
How do you feel when portraying different characters and characters?
I’m trying to fall in love with the character of the story and it makes me excited. I do a lot of preparation before going to the set. I think doing a lot of studying allows me to cycle between different roles. I have learned to appreciate my work more, because I have grown up to enjoy the process, I am more present in my work day and also put myself in the shoes of others. It helps me a lot in giving life to the characters I draw.
Was there a project in your career that you liked more or learned more from?
The truth is, I’ve been fortunate enough to be on projects that I’ve learned a lot from. Senorita 89 It was a very difficult project for me in many ways, because of the subject matter. I am a feminist and activist, and talking about issues of violence against women makes me feel uncomfortable and makes me think.
What are your expectations for this film to appear in the United States?
I’m sure it will work very well. I’m sure people will enjoy it a lot. It’s a way to reconnect with Mexico, with the golden age of cinema, with boleros, with Veronica Castro, with a very beautiful culture imbued with film. I think this movie brings beautiful music to life and it’s a movie that you can watch as a family, and I think it’s important.