“I’m Betty the UglyContinues to captivate audiences on the Netflix platform. The presence in the top 10 of the most watched productions makes characters like ‘Don Armando’, played by Jorge Enrique Abello, come back to the ‘scene’ and tell some details about what this truly global phenomenon was that was released 21 years ago, in 1999.
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As it has done in much of 2021, the Colombian interpreter Jorge Enrique BelloThrough his YouTube channel, he tells anecdotes, data and also conducts interviews with the actors who were part of the RCN production where he worked with the famous, Ana Maria Orozco.
What we will tell next is what the actor has on his channel called the chapter where Betty covers Armando in ‘Infidelity’. In this episode, Abello recalls the complaint that the maker of the soap opera wanted to make, Fernando Gaitan, by the character of ‘Don Armando’.
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DE KLAGTE FERNANDO GAITÁN FAN DON ARMANDO
Just like it says Jorge Enrique Bello, there was a scene in it “I’m Betty the Ugly” that went unnoticed at the time it was released. Well, this moment has to do with the recording he made with the Colombian actress Angeline Moncayo, which gave the model life Karina Larson.
As you remember, Karina had a secret affair with Armando Mendoza, who was at that time the friend of Marcela Valencia. After learning of her partner’s infidelity, the executive demanded the dismissal of the model. Their orders were carried out and the young woman was strictly forbidden to visit Ecomoda.
A little later, after the announcement of the promise of Valencia and Mendoza in the media, the model reappears in the company’s facilities to get their relationship back. Betty, who had barely two days in Ecomoda, did all sorts of maneuvers to help her boss resolve the situation without her fiancée knowing it.
For the popular ‘Don Armando’ the message and that for him was a ‘denial’ of Fernando Gaitan, time expose the abuse that women suffer through this macho character.
“I did this scene several times and I had to lift Angeline by the arm. He would pick her up and really push her. You imagine that today a woman in that way lifts a woman by the arm, shakes her and pulls her out of the reception of a place. It would be unforgettable today “recalled the Colombian artist.
“My character was an anti-hero, but that went unnoticed. That was a scuffle in the penalty area, but there was still some trouble in the net. Fernando Gaitán was the replacement.. We built a hateful character, a monster in one way or another, macho, abusive, who broke all the predecessors that any woman from any other series could fall in love with. “added.
THE DON ARMANDO REQUEST FOR THE END OF “I AM BETTY, LA FEA”
Don Armando and Michel “the Frenchman” were the ones who met at the end of the telenovela to see who with the heart of Beatriz Pinzón. But in real life, those who played these characters showed in their meeting that they have a good relationship, they started remembering anecdotes and talking about some things from the series.
Jorge commented that the novel should culminate with Betty and the Frenchman, he even mentioned “I suggested it”, he explained that he spoke with Fernando Gaitán, so that he would finish Betty with the French at the end of the telenovela .
“They were going to lynch me, people were so angry about how I had behaved with Betty that I went to Fernando’s office and told him ‘let him go with the French, he’s perfect, he’s blond, slim, he loves her. When I go out on the street, they lynch me. ‘”, said Abello.