“La desalmada”, the telenovela with one of the most expensive cast of Televisa

The Mexican soap opera “The soulless one” it became an international success. Since its premiere on July 5, 2021 by Las Estrellas, the fiction starring Livia Brito and José Ron has conquered the television audience in Latin America and the United States.

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This melodrama was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa and is an adaptation of the Colombian story “La dama de troya”. In Mexico, “La desalmada” was released by the Las Estrellas channel, while in the United States it was released on August 23 by Univision.

“The soulless one” It brought together renowned actors such as Livia Brito and José Ron in the leading roles. It also featured Eduardo Santamarina, Marjorie de Sousa, Kimberly Dos Ramos and Daniel Elbittar in the antagonistic roles. José Alberto Castro’s telenovela became one of the most successful on Televisa and its cast was one of the most expensive.

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“La desalmada” is a Mexican soap opera starring Livia Brito and José Ron (Photo: Televisa / Univision)

“LA DESALMADA”, THE TELENOVELA WITH ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE ELENCES ON TELEVISA

The telenovela “La desalmada” is made up of famous actors with extensive experience on television. Livia Brito, José Ron, Eduardo Santamarina, Marjorie de Sousa, Kimberly Dos Ramos, Daniel Elbittar, among others, worked together on this project that became a success with the audience.

During an interview with People en Español, producer José Alberto Castro revealed that the cast of “La desalmada” was one of the most expensive casts on Televisa. In addition, he affirmed that it was something “complicated” to bring them together.

“At first the approach with the company was complicated due to the cost, but there the company threw a lot of desire, did not skimp and put a lot on its part to be able to achieve it,” he said.

The fiction tells the story of Fernanda Linares, a woman who in her attempt to do justice finds a new opportunity in love (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)
The fiction tells the story of Fernanda Linares, a woman who in her attempt to do justice finds a new opportunity in love (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)

José Alberto Castro acknowledges that “La desalmada” had one of the most expensive casts in terms of hiring actors, compared to other telenovelas that he has produced such as “Rubí”, “Teresa”, “Crown of tears” and “La malquerida” .

“Of those that I have done, this must be one of the most expensive in terms of budget in terms of acting hiring,” added José Alberto Castro, who produced this fiction for Televisa.

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On this point, the actors of “La desalmada” gave their opinion when they found out that they made up one of the most expensive casts of Televisa.

"La desalmada" was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)
“La desalmada” was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa (Photo: La desalmada / Instagram)

“I imagine, poor Güero, but well it was worth it because we showed why, so I think he is very happy,” replied Marjorie de Sousa, the villain of the soap opera.

For her part, Marlene Favela was surprised by this information. “Oh God, well that’s where I can’t tell you anything (laughs) because I don’t know how much my colleagues charge. I did not know, I had already heard it out there, but you already confirmed it to me, “he said.

While Kimberly Dos Ramos, the antagonist of the telenovela, affirmed that the producer José Alberto Castro took a risk by bringing together renowned actors: Acting, they are all so important, so famous in Mexico that he raffled it off by bringing us all together ”, said the actress.

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José Ron and Livia Brito play Rafael and Fernanda, respectively, in “La desalmada” (Photo: José Ron / Instagram)
José Ron and Livia Brito play Rafael and Fernanda, respectively, in “La desalmada” (Photo: José Ron / Instagram)

WHAT IS “LA DESALMADA” ABOUT?

“The Heartless” follows the life of Fernanda Linares (Livia Brito), a woman thirsty for revenge after the murder of her husband on their wedding night, where in addition, Fernanda was a victim of rape. However, her life will change when she meets Rafael Toscano (José Ron), a handsome young man who recently just received his university degree; With him you will be able to empathize and the opportunity to love again will return.

Regarding the choice of this story, the producer José Alberto “el Güero” Castro commented: “I think there was a huge appetite for the audience already to return to these classic melodramas of great passions, intimate problems, family secrets. That is why I made the decision and obviously also because of the fact of bringing people great landscapes, open places, wide places. After being locked up for so long it was something we needed to bring to the audience ”.

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Fernanda in front of the son of the man who ruined her life in "La desalmada" (Photo: Televisa)
Fernanda in front of the son of the man who ruined her life in “La desalmada” (Photo: Televisa)

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN “LA DESALMADA” 2?

At the end of the first installment, Carmelo’s love for Leticia prevents him from following Octavio’s orders, but before fleeing he decides to confess the whole truth. The owner of Primor listens with horror to her husband’s crimes and what he had in store for her.

When he returns to his farm he tries to warn Fernanda of the danger, but it is too late. Octavio takes advantage of the fact that “She is left alone to claim him for her losses, attempt on her life and try to abuse her once more.

Fortunately, Rafael arrives on time and confronts his father. After several blows, Octavio takes out a gun and challenges him to shoot him, but Fernanda intervenes and asks her husband not to fall for his game. More details HERE.

PREMIERE DATE OF THE “DESALMADA 2”

Jose Alberto Castro placeholder image revealed in an interview for People that he is considering the possibility of doing a new season of “The Heartless” or a spin-off. If this is the case, the new batch of episodes would reach the screens by the end of 2022. Likewise, the producer revealed that this will depend on the availability of the actors.

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