The second season of the Netflix autobiographical series introduces Luis Miguel, the “most mature” singer, on a stage full of “chiaroscuro” in his music career and in his private life, according to Diego Bonita, the Mexican actor he embodies.
The new episode of the popular series about the so-called “Sol de México” will be released next Sunday with permission from Luis Miguel himself. “There are so many dark and complex moments in his life that the challenge was to go deep and not fear to tell those scenes as much of the truth as possible,” Bonita, 30, said in a video conference.
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In this second episode, Puerto Rican-born Luis Miguel appears at the height of his career during the 1990s and 2000s. For this reason, Bonita’s “biggest challenge” this time was to create “two different Luis Migueles”.
Physical characterization requires the use of prostheses, hairstyle changes, and voice and gesture adjustments. Meanwhile, the psychological explanation required further investigation by the team of screenwriters who contacted “El Sol” to develop the character.
“We thought it was better for the writers to communicate with him because the first season was based on a book and the second was not,” Bonita said.
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In eight episodes, “Luis Miguel” introduces new characters that have marked the life of the interpreter, including his first daughter, Michelle Salas, played by Macarena Asaga.
For years, the relationship between the artist and his eldest daughter, whom he fathered with singer Stephanie Salas in 1989, has been a mystery. The general meeting was in 2008.
Bonita concluded by saying: “This is not a mimic job, you have to enter those places, and enter into the imagination and the place of others to try to experience it as much as possible.” Luis Miguel, who turns 51 next Monday, is building up his career for nearly four decades, but little is known about his life outside of stage.
He made his debut at the age of eleven, won a Grammy at the age of fifteen, and at the age of seventeen he was known worldwide. Frank Sinatra once described him as “born to him with a unique voice.”
But as his fame grew, he hid his personal tragedies from the public: the mysterious disappearance of his mother, the agonizing separation of Louis Ray, his father and manager, his countless love and transgressions.
Source: Agence France-Presse.
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