The cast of “Cris Miró (Her)” talks about the series and the iconic star: “You were embarrassed that you liked it”

Last night the first episode of the series was broadcast on the TNT channel Cris Miró (She) that will premiere an episode every Sunday; and from today Flow subscribers can access the eight episodes that make up this miniseries created by Martín Vatenberg. The fiction, based on the novel by Carlos Sanzol, is a journey back in time to the 1990s in Argentina. The time of Menem, one on one and pizza with champagne. In those years of many social and economic changes, Cris Miró emerged. She was the first trans star on Corrientes Street, which gave her visibility and acceptance until then unknown to the LGBT movement in that country.

She was loved, loved and accepted by thousands until her death in 1999. She also suffered abuse from a part of society that did not even know how to talk to her; Mirtha Legrand took her to her table and told her: “I don’t know how to treat you: miss, madam, sir,” and she asked her what her real name was. She responded: “My real name is what I feel, and it is Cris Miró.”

These moments are addressed by the series, although the first episode, short, just half an hour, begins with the artist, in charge of the Spanish trans actress Mina Serrano, still looking like a man; She dresses as a woman to work in small-time cafes and suffers from a society that does not accept those who are different, and a mother who does not understand her (in her youth she is played by the Uruguayan Paula Silva), and even tears a dress similar to hers. for Rita Hayworth in Gilda with whom she was going to audition for an important producer.

It is just a presentation of the central characters to address, later, their arrival on Corrientes Street, a fight with another star, telling their love story and their rise to stardom.

In a talk in which El País participated, César Bordón, Katja Alemán, Agustín Aristarán and Vico D’Alessandro, who play Cris Miró’s close nucleus, are his father, mother, brother and love interest respectively, talked about the miniseries and How society has changed since those nineties.

Bordón, who has worked on biographical stories such as Luis Miguel: the series and nahir, explained that, generationally, he had contact with the star. “I had the chance to meet her,” she commented. “She was an iconic and controversial figure for that time. She even made you embarrassed that you liked her because she was very striking, talented and she also had an overwhelming personality.”

César Bordón, Agustín Aristarán and Mina Serrano in the series “Cris Miró (Her)”.

Photo: Diffusion.

Alemán did not have any contact with her, although he did see her when he was in charge of the reopening of the Maipo, a moment that is also told in the series. “I remember her with that dress in which she appeared flying almost naked because she was a star, with that incredible body that she had and that hair that she couldn’t believe,” he commented.

Both Aristarán and D’Alessandro did not know her, although they remember seeing her on television. “You couldn’t stop looking at her because she was hypnotic,” Aristarán said.

They began to understand his figure and legacy when they prepared for the series. “By doing a little research we were able to relive those brave and hurtful interviews that they gave her, and that she, like a champion, surfed and returned them all,” added the multifaceted artist.

“Today what has been gained will be valued, although there is a lack of respect, tolerance, and on a lot of social scales, but we must also see the root where this whole movement was born and of which Cris was a pioneer,” commented D’Alessandro. .

Mina Serrano, protagonist of the series “Cris Miró (Her)” – Photo: Diffusion.

Photo: Diffusion.

“The interesting thing about the series is to refresh everyone’s memory to understand that there were times even more hostile than the ones we are living in today, and that her struggle is a symbol, it marked our history,” added the young actor.

Of course, in addition to being a star, a woman who, being a minority, managed to be loved by society, was a person with her own path lived.

“The interesting thing about fiction is creating a part that is not visible,” explains Bordón. “There is the character that we know, the star, the star and all that, but there is another character who is the person who has a family; and the roles had to be represented and balanced. It was a very attractive job,” he adds.

Image from the series
Image from the series “Cris Miró (Her)”.

Photo: Diffusion.

For Alemán, who acts as a counterpoint to the protagonist and almost her antagonist, the process was trying to understand the reason why that mother does not want her son to be like that. “Knowing what the reason is that leads her to do all this, putting all the stones in her path that she can find. The mother is very extreme (she laughs)”, she comments and explains: “she does it because she wants the best for her son/daughter. And she loses her life in that, because she is nothing more than a mother; She doesn’t have a life of her own. She is an aspirational housewife and mother. She wants her children to go to university, and this breaks all of her plans. Although I understand him as a character who works from love, because she wants the best for her children.”

Although her mother cannot accept her from the beginning, her father and brother do, who become her refuge in the face of various criticisms.

“His family is a place of support, because he wants the best for his children,” said Bordón. “Today we are more accustomed to the fact that a figure like this can emerge, but we are because there were characters like Cris Miró who had that irreverence of being, which was extremely controversial for his parents. You have to see in the interviews, the things they said to him. The questions were killer, because at that time it was politically correct. Luckily today we don’t think the same; “There has been learning,” he added.

For Aristarán, who comes from the world of comedy, magic and music, playing a serious role was a challenge. “I come from the world of humor and although I have done some drama, this is a beautiful one to tell. And the brother has a moment of great contemplation with his sister, of listening and caring, especially during Cris’ illness,” he said.

And about Serrano, the cast showered her with praise. “It is not understood how he achieved the Argentine accent of that time, which is not from today; as well as the composition from the physical to the interpretative,” said Aristarán.

—From this series, but also from others from recent years such as Ringo, Coppola or Luis Miguel, what do you understand that draws so much public attention to a biographical series?
Aristaran: I think we all have an image of those people who are attractive because of their art, and because of what they lived, because of their stories. We all know a story about them, but I think we want to see everything else we don’t know. The entire movie. And also in these cases of biopics that are set in the nineties, the viewer returns a little to that color, that texture and even the sound of that time; Not to mention the locker rooms. On this side of the world we are very nostalgic, we are very tango lovers, so we also like to go see a little bit of that, go back with the time machine.

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