Why Pedro Infante did not want to kiss Susana Cora

Pedro Infante was afraid to kiss Susana Cora, one of his first movie partners (Photos: Facebook Time of the Mexican Golden Cinema/INAH)

Pedro Infante was characterized by being one of the most flirtatious actors with his companions in the films in which he worked, but not for that reason he reached object to kiss a Susana Corawith whom he had to do a romantic scene in one of his first films.

The Idol of Guamuchilbegan his film career with the film the flower fair, in which he had a short but successful participation. Within this film she did not have to deal with performing in a passionate scene, but she did in the second project in which she acted, Jesusita in Chihuahua.

As the singer recalled in a newspaper of the time, he became the protagonist for the first time in this film that premiered in 1942, so he began to have stronger scenes than he was used to.

"Jesusita in Chihuahua" It was the first film in which Pedro Infante had a leading role (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)
“Jesusita en Chihuahua” was the first film in which Pedro Infante had a leading role (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)

played to Valentine Terraceswho is a politician in love with Theresa Marroquin (Susana Cora), however, she is determined to marry a man he doesn’t like for her.

Through the tape that is full of love entanglements, Valentin passionately kisses Teresabut since Pedro had not had to deal with this type of scene before nerves got the better of him.

At that time, the Sinaloan I was afraid of not doing his role well, of being scolded for not giving the kiss correctly or of annoying Susana for having to be forceful in his approach.

Due to the thoughts that were going through Infante’s head, that they were tormenting him just for a kiss, came to refuse to repeat his first romantic scene with Cora because of the pressure he felt.

Throughout the film, Pedro's character does his best to conquer Susana, who wants to marry another man (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)
Throughout the film, Pedro’s character does his best to conquer Susana, who wants to marry another man (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)

In it first attempt of the kiss, René Cardona, the director, did not like it, because he thought that Pedro was doing it very carefully and in the cameras the passion was not seen that Valentín felt for Teresa, so he asked them repeat the scene.

On the second attempt, Infante failed again and that bothered Cardonawho yelled at him that he wanted him to do it with more passion, more energy, but the interpreter of My darling he was afraid of hurting or upsetting his colleague, so, for a moment, he refused to do it again.

However, Susana looked calm, he did not claim Infante for the two failed kisses and she was only willing to try the scene again until it was to the director’s liking. Seeing her like this gave him confidence. Idol of Guamuchil.

Inside the tape, Pedro has to force the kiss, while Cora tries to break away from him with blows (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)
Inside the tape, Pedro has to force the kiss, while Cora tries to break away from him with blows (Photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Pedro decided to return to his character and kiss Cora with all his might, doing it almost in a violent way. He was startled by his own movement, but that was how he finally met the expectations of the director.

As the actor commented, he thought that Susana was going to be angry with him, because that was the response that a woman could have when being treated the way he was forced to do it, but it was not like that.

They all went to the next scene while he only thought that in the cinema the exchange of kisses, as they were, it was still part of his job and so he should take it from then on.

Although he learned this lesson after one of the most uncomfortable moments he experienced in his entire career, from then on, he said, almost everything turned into laughter on set.

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