“Without breasts there is no paradise”: why Telemundo did not want Carmen Villalobos as the protagonist

The soap opera “Without breasts, there is no paradise”Is considered one of the most important in recent decades, due to its billing as a narco series and the high ratings it has achieved since its premiere in 2008, both in the United States, Colombia and other countries. Produced by Telemundo, the melodrama also became a stepping stone to fame for Carmen villalobos, the actress who played Catalina Santana.

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Carmen villalobos She is an actress who has participated in different Colombian productions. In addition to “Without breasts, there is no paradise“It has also been part of other soap operas such as” Bazurto “,” My heart insists on Lola Volcán “,” Rich children, poor parents “,” The Lord of the skies “, among others.

All these soap operas have had a great public acceptance; However, one of the productions where the Colombian artist stood out the most was in “Without breasts, there is no paradise”.

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Carmen Villalobos rose to fame as Catalina Santana in Without breasts there is no paradise.

However, before the choice of the protagonist of this successful production in Telemundo there were some circumstances that were taken into account. The telenovela was released in 2008 and after the success of the story based on the work of Gustavo Bolivar, Telemundo decided to continue with the melodrama.

WHY DIDN’T TELEMUNDO WANT CARMEN VILLALOBOS AS THE LEADING PLAYER?

The actress Carmen villalobos who currently lives in Miami (United States) with her husband, is one of the most representative figures of the artistic and acting environment in Colombia.

However, his participation in “Without breasts, there is no paradise“It was narrow and it was not specified because the choice of the actress for the main character was a very difficult task.

It was like a reign of Miss Universe, that is, of the group of 50, 30, 20 the 10 finalists until at the end I was with another partner and it was time to choose the one who was“Said the actress in 2020 during a live broadcast on her Instagram account with journalist Paola Ovalle.

Carmen Villalobos is a renowned Colombian actress.
Carmen Villalobos is a renowned Colombian actress.

But the final decision had to do with a nationality issue, since the writer of the soap opera, Gustavo Bolivar and the executive producer, Hugo Leon FerrerThey pointed out at all times that the protagonist had to be a Colombian actress. This did not suit Telemundo who always wanted the character to fall on a Mexican.

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Yes or yes they told us that the girl had to be a Mexican and we ‘no, she has to be Colombian’. Hugo fought her, I fought her… We all said ‘no, it has to be Colombian, it’s a Colombian story’, and they ‘no, it has to be Mexican‘”, The writer of the soap opera revealed shortly after in a Live on Instagram.

That was not all, because in the presentation video of the project shown to advertisers in New York it was indicated that the story was led by a Mexican woman.

Without breasts there is no paradise became one of the most popular series of the last decade.
Without breasts there is no paradise became one of the most popular series of the last decade.

He appeared with a Mexican, I remember that the Upfront of Sin breasts, there is no paradise, the protagonist was a Mexican and we fought in that casting”, Bolívar sentenced.

Shortly after, Telemundo was convinced with the great talent of Carmen villalobos staying her with the main role.

WHY DID CARMEN VILLALOBOS CRY FOR SEBASTIÁN CAICEDO?

The actress Carmen Villalobos, during an interview on the Don Francisco program, I cannot help but shed a tear when mentioning details of the relationship with her husband. Although she was going to promote a new season of the telenovela “Sin Senos, no hay paraíso”, Don Francisco also asked her about her great love and said: “What made you fall in love with Sebastián Caicedo?” She immediately replied: “Everything has a divine face”.

The actress continued: “I especially fell in love with his chivalry. Sebastián is one of the few men that still exist, one of the retailers, who are aware of women. He does not need to be a special date to be special, he is one of those who sends flowers “, said the actress, when she had not yet married the actor, but they had already been in a relationship for nine years.

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