“For old”, María Cecilia Botero feels that Colombian television closed the doors to her

Taken from Instagram @mariacebotero
Taken from Instagram @mariacebotero

Maria Cecilia Botero, is without a doubt, today the first lady of Colombian television, without taking away the deserved place that Mrs. Gloria Valencia de Castaño once held. The actress has participated in productions such as ‘Analía’s revenge’, ‘Family Secrets’, ‘La vorágine’has also been awarded several TVyNovelas Awards and an India Catalina.

However, Botero, who gave life to Alma Madrigal or as they called her in the movie ‘La Abuela’, who has marked a whole career on Colombian television through the presentation, acting on recording sets and plays, Now in the cinema, he considers that Colombian television closed its doors to him for a long time.

In dialogue with the gossip program of ‘La Red’, María Cecilia Botero confessed the great pain she feels that, in Colombia, actors of her age are not recognized for their true value, because after her participation in ‘ Encanto’, he hoped that the doors would open to him in the country as if it had happened in other places.

This somehow reconciled me with the profession because I have been saying for a long time that I want to retire, I have not been able to because there is a lack of money (…) but I also feel that there are no characters for me, why? Well, because I’m old, because they don’t write characters for older people in this country. One sees series in other places and the older ones are protagonists, but not here”, pointed out María Cecilia Botero for ‘La Red’.

MEET THE MADRIGALS – Walt Disney Animation Studios' “Encanto” introduces the Madrigals, a compelling and complicated extended family who live in a wondrous and charmed place in the mountains of Colombia.  Opening in the US on Nov. 24, 2021, “Encanto” features the voices of (clockwise starting from center) Stephanie Beatriz as the only ordinary child in the Madrigal family;  Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Rhenzy Feliz and Adassa as Mirabel's cousins ​​Antonio, Camilo and Dolores, respectively;  Mauro Castillo and Carolina Gaitan as Mirabel's uncle and aunt, Félix and Pepa;  María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel's grandmother, Abuela Alma;  Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel's parents, Julieta and Agustín;  and Jessica Darrow and Diane Guererro as Mirabel's sisters Luisa and Isabela.  © 2021 Disney.  All Rights Reserved.
MEET THE MADRIGALS – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” introduces the Madrigals, a compelling and complicated extended family who live in a wondrous and charmed place in the mountains of Colombia. Opening in the US on Nov. 24, 2021, “Encanto” features the voices of (clockwise starting from center) Stephanie Beatriz as the only ordinary child in the Madrigal family; Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Rhenzy Feliz and Adassa as Mirabel’s cousins ​​Antonio, Camilo and Dolores, respectively; Mauro Castillo and Carolina Gaitan as Mirabel’s uncle and aunt, Félix and Pepa; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother, Abuela Alma; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín; and Jessica Darrow and Diane Guererro as Mirabel’s sisters Luisa and Isabela. © 2021 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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She acknowledged that, when the proposal to participate in ‘Encanto’ came to her, she hesitated many times to be a part because she did not feel prepared to write her complete dialogues in English, and that thank God she arrived, because the treatment and working for Disney was very different from working in Colombia.

If we were in another country, this would be open doors. Not here, nothing different will happen here and if suddenly there is some work, because until now there is nothing, it will be the same because that’s how we are. Sadly here to assess the race (…)”, she recalled that the actors with whom she worked from other countries called her “teacher” and knew of her acting career.

Finally, he mentioned that if this role of ‘La Abuela Madrigal’ is the last role he could play in his life, he is well served: “I close my career with a flourish”.

Last Tuesday, February 8, the list of nominees for the Academy Awards Oscars was known, there, among the long list of nominations were three quotas for the film inspired by Colombian culture, ‘Encanto’.

The first nomination was for ‘Best Original Song’, for the song ‘Dos Oruguitas’ written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Sebastián Yatra, from Antioquia. Through his social networks, the singer shared his reaction to hearing such news, so he did not hesitate to celebrate as a child, jumping and screaming in the living room of his house.

The Colombian singer celebrated with shouts and jumps in the middle of his living room, the emotion was such that he almost hurt his arm

Likewise, it will compete for ‘Best Animated Film’ where it will face “Flee”, “Luca”, “The Mitchells vs The Machines” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”. Finally, the third nomination corresponds to ‘Best Soundtrack’, which has also been recognized by Carlos Vives, who produced the musical piece ‘Colombia, mi charm’.

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“For old”, María Cecilia Botero feels that Colombian television closed the doors to her