“Nobody at the end of the day is that bad”

Oscar Jaenada consider that we all have a bit of evil in our being. The actor who gave life to louis king in the biographical series Luis Miguel he has become an expert in walking between villainy and goodness with his characters.

The Spaniard shares that to prepare roles for villains, he only has to dig into the story and find that characteristic that all people have.

“Evil is in everyone, therefore it is simply to see what kind of character you have and where you can have your evil, which is something inherent in the human being, so you don’t have to work hard on it either, but we all have those moments when that we can be more or less bad”, he says in an interview.

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Naturalness in this type of interpretation is essential, as he acknowledges; for example, in the interpretation of Luis Miguel’s father, the key to success was to show an ordinary person, “not be the bad guy at first”, but to show that he could be a kind man and at the same time very ruthless with his own son.

“The bad guy doesn’t go around saying he’s bad, nor does the good guy go down the street saying he’s good. If you know how to explain his evil, the public will connect with your character, the issue is to know where this evil comes from, how to demonstrate it without showing it, because the public must never be treated as stupid, then that evil must be camouflaged, because in real life is camouflaged”.

In the film The Eighth Clause, Jaenada plays Borja, a man who seems to have a perfect relationship with his wife Cat (Maite Perroni), but discovers a secret about her that forces him to leave her. Before she creates a contract of economic interest, in which he benefits her by dividing the shares of the company they share in marriage and in exchange for her includes a clause that she must comply with and in which he threatens to expose her sexually.

“At the end of the day, nobody is so bad, and that is the most complicated thing, that it is so human to make mistakes that the viewer begins to grab equipment

In the middle of the story is his best friend, Marcos (Manuel Vega), who after the contract reveals his dark side.

“Both Borja and Cat belong to a high society, not only Mexican, but Mexican-Spanish, which brings together the worst of there and the worst of here, that leads us to our characters valuing money more than personal feeling, for them only money is important and to secure their individual future; selfishly this film is based on the thin red line that reviews the ethical and the moral”.

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Along with Óscar, Maite Perroni stars in this dramatic thriller that was recorded for three weeks in the midst of the pandemic. The cast also includes the Spanish Manuel Vega, Paulina Dávila and Michel Duval, who agrees with Jaenada that duality is part of the key when empathizing with the public.

“At the end of the day, nobody is so bad, and that is the most complicated thing, that it is so human to make mistakes that the spectator begins to grab a team, because Borja did this for this, Marcos, for this. At the end of the day, the cool thing is that no one apologizes, rather they give their point of view as to why they do what they do or feel what they feel and that humanizes the characters a lot”, says Duval, who gives life to a kind of Robin Hood who turns out to be more malevolent than he appears.

The plot also puts on the table the topic of sextortion, now sanctioned by the Olympia Law, which monitors crimes that violate the sexual intimacy of people through digital media, a topic that the actors consider necessary to put in the plots. to prevent.

“It is essential that this law exists and that it is known, because the Internet is in absolute chaos and putting up barriers is very important. In the end, what Borja proposes conflicts the characters and that will make him question the extent to which what they do or fail to do is moral or unworthy”, says Vega.

Consuelo Duval’s son points to social networks as a tool that must be taken responsibly.

“The Internet is a double-edged sword and the more barriers there are, the better; even to venture into the networks you must have mental capacity, emotional intelligence, because you can get lost very quickly and make big mistakes.

The film premieres this Friday, April 29 through Amazon Prime video.

240 COUNTRIES will be able to simultaneously access the premiere of the film via streaming.