Aligned with purpose in life

Accurately and convincingly in every scene, Ingrid Lobaina shows that she was born to be an actress: “Initially, I chose the theater because it is a means that unites in its essence all or almost all areas of art. It has a ritualistic and at the same time playful character, which captivated me as soon as I stepped on the stage. I was also drawn to the idea of ​​using my imagination and my emotions to recreate situations and various characters as a way to live other lives within my own.

“Then came the photo. My main motivation, besides wanting to experience the experience of being a university student, was to grow intellectually, develop other skills and, at the same time, it would fuel me in my artistic training,” admits the young actress, whose performance in the series Calendar this earned him a mention in the latest edition of the Adolfo Llaurado Award, awarded by the Hermanos Sais Association (AHS).

We all still know the phrase “Noemi, hang up!” repeated to this character in every episode of the first season of the series; But in this new edition, which aired every Sunday night on the Cubavisión channel, where two years have passed in fiction and Professor Amalia’s boys are already in high school, Noemi appears as a young woman who faces conflicts more acutely, with maturity, self-sufficiency . -decisiveness and courage.

– What was the significance of a character like Noemi for your career?

– Noemi is a character who has undoubtedly captured the attention of the Cuban public. That is why I always give special thanks to Magda González Grau for calling me to castingtrust me and let me interpret it.

– Noemi’s addiction to mobile phones was the central axis of the character in the first season of the series. Calendar. What has changed in the second part?

“Her evolution in Season 2 is notable in that she has become a more mature girl who meets the vicissitudes of life with a firmer, more serious and down to earth personality. His relationship with Orestes, and the conflicting experiences both went through, led to a change in his lifestyle and personality.

— At the end of the first season, the telenovela aired. So far and so closewhere you had the opportunity to play a character with a very interesting conflict. What was this experience like?

So far and so close It was my first soap opera. It was an intense experience, but I took it as an acting class. Working in television in Cuba is very difficult; This is why I greatly admire many of my colleagues who, despite all the hardships and lack of attention they sometimes face on set, are capable of excellent performance and, in my opinion, are little recognized by the medium itself.

“However, we have a large audience that is true to our careers, supports us online and often stops us on the street to congratulate us on our work or reflect on the audiovisual projects we are involved in. I think this is the driving force behind many Cuban actors and definitely the best recognition.

— Returning to the calendar, how was the new Noemi created based on the study of the atmosphere of the character?

“The first task was to respect the essence of the character, since her changes in the second part were noticeable, and it was difficult for me to find a connection with Noemi from the first season. I did a deep dive into the backstory that happened in the first 13 chapters and I reached out to some of my colleagues to talk and clarify what could have happened between one season and the next in regards to our characters. Despite my maturity and change in appearance, I tried to discard small elements of material and gestures that, like symbols, could tie me to the most noticeable qualities of a 9th grade high school student. 3.

– The image of Noemi also changed …

“The transformation was Magda’s own proposal. As a way to approach African culture and its expression in fashion in the most respectful way possible. Later, with costume designer Thalia Peña Quintana, with whom I developed an automatic affinity when we thought about costumes for this season, we agreed that Noemi’s style would be an Afro-punk reference; as a way to also retain the stylistic character based on the fusion of various urban subcultures already addressed in the first season of the series.

“I collaborated with the independent Cuban brand Barbara’s, a family business run by two women, mother and daughter, Dany and Yurena, who defend from their Afro-feminist vision and position the culture inherited from our African ancestors and its manifestation through fashion and lifestyle. .

– Social prejudice, racism, masculinity and male prostitution are issues related to the relationship between Noemi and Orestes. How important is it for youth series to be multiple and have a number of characters with such conflicts?

“While these issues clearly affect Noemi, her family core and her courtship, they cause even more effect and conflict in Orestes. When I first read the scripts for Season 2, I realized that my character’s position was to accompany, weigh, and reinforce Orestes’ plot by positioning himself as a possible role model who would question his actions. It seems believable, down to earth and bold to expose these issues on the small screen. The first step towards positive change is to learn to identify what we are doing wrong, recognize it, accept it, and approach it with cunning, emotional intelligence, and possible solutions.

— What has the character prepared for us in the already confirmed third season?

– My participation in the soap opera ended in the second season. I said goodbye to the project and the character with great gratitude. I have very good memories with me, a few friends and a lot of learning experience.

You are known to be part of a new soap opera the right to dream with a different, more mature character. What can you tell about?

— I’m more than happy to be part of the romance the right to dream. I shared the cast with prestigious actors and actresses from whom I learned a lot; among them is Ruben Breña, with whom I managed to create a wonderful relationship and whom I will always carry in my heart. Every scene or situation that I interpreted as Damaris, the young director of a Cuban radio station, was a masterclass in acting for me.

“I mean not only the interpretation, but the whole process before and after the shooting, in which I managed to learn a lot from my colleagues; directors Ernesto Fiallo and Alberto Luberta Martinez; Rafa, first mate; and Yaylin Coppola, director of the actors.”

How are you planning your career in the near future?

— I do not like to make long-term plans, I prefer to leave room for spontaneity and surprise. I believe that all the good things we do and project are replicated and come into our lives as gifts or opportunities. Working with dignity and being helpful is a great blessing to me. As long as I can combine these things in my work as an artist and promote goodness, every challenge and project that comes my way or the course my career takes will be blessed and perfectly aligned with it.

Ingrid is not Noemi or any other character she has brought to life. She defines herself as an honest, down-to-earth, determined person, straightforward in conversation, organized, and a bit obsessed with cleaning. He says that he practices empathy and, although it is sometimes difficult for him, he believes in the improvement of a person. She says that she is very careful about her personal space and privacy, and tries to ensure that those who participate in them are good people who share her love for nature, art and life. These qualities may be why she found in acting, to paraphrase a young woman, a match with her life’s purpose.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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