The cell is about six square meters: there is room for a cot, two small tables, and a shelf on which there is a figure of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The walls are covered with photographs and drawings by Gloria Trevi. And on the fence, a dream catcher.
This prison space is inspired by the place that the interpreter of “Dr. Psychiatrist ”she lived in the Chihuahua Social Readaptation Center between 2002 and 2004, accused of child abuse, of which she was finally acquitted.
There, since last week, the Venezuelan actress Scarlet Gruber made recordings of the Gloria Trevi bioseries: They are me, in which she stars, to recreate one of the most difficult moments in the singer’s life.
“(The cell) is inspired by what Gloria told us. I think a lot has been said about her life, but she and three other girls who were close to her had never done it: a prosecutor, people who were in jail; there is a raw, cruel and beautiful reality behind these stories, we try to put the essence”, comments Carla Estrada, director and producer of the bioseries.
The art department had half a dozen cells built in a forum in Mexico City, each one with its particularities: from the one that announces that nails are being done, to the austere one.
Carlos Delgadillo, responsible for Art, Design and Animation of the production, is the author of the drawings of the cell, where different facets of the artist from Monterrey are replicated.
“It was thinking: Gloria was there for so long and what was she doing, well she was reading, writing, painting, that it was her hobby,” argues the creative.
“Suddenly she could be euphoric because of the people who supported her, but sad because she was left with no one, so I tried to make different drawings in shapes and colors,” she details.
The biopic began recording in November and will end in September, when it takes just a few days to air. The production has already recorded in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as well as Acapulco and Cuernavaca.
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