“I am Betty the Ugly one”Continues to be all the rage on the Netflix platform. Its presence in the top 10 of the most viewed productions makes characters such as ‘Don Armando’, played by Jorge Enrique Abello, come back to the ‘scene’ and tell some details of what this true worldwide phenomenon that was released in 1999 was.
As it has been doing in much of 2021, the Colombian interpreter Jorge Enrique BelloThrough his YouTube channel, he tells anecdotes, data and also conducts interviews with the actors who were part of the RCN production where he worked with the renowned, Ana Maria Orozco.
What we will tell next is what the actor has called on his channel the chapter where “Betty covers up Armando in ‘Infidelity”. In this episode Abello remembers the complaint that the creator of the soap opera wanted to make, Fernando Gaitan, through the character of ‘Don Armando’.
THE COMPLAINT MADE BY FERNANDO GAITÁN THROUGH DON ARMANDO
Just as it says Jorge Enrique Bello, there was a scene in “I am Betty the Ugly one” that went unnoticed during the time it was released. Well, this moment has to do with the recording he made with the Colombian actress Angeline Moncayo, who gave life to the model Karina Larson.
As you remember, Karina had a secret affair with Armando Mendoza, who at that time was Marcela Valencia’s boyfriend. After learning of the infidelity of her partner, the executive demanded the dismissal of the model. Her orders were carried out and the young woman was strictly forbidden to visit Ecomoda.
Some time later, after the announcement of the commitment of Valencia and Mendoza in the media, the model reappears in the company’s facilities in order to regain their relationship. Betty, who barely had two days in Ecomoda, performed all kinds of maneuvers to help her boss solve the situation without her fiancée finding out.
For the popular ‘Don Armando’, the message and that for him was a ‘denunciation’ of Fernando Gaitan, era expose the mistreatment suffered by women by this macho character.
“I did this scene several times and had to lift Angeline by the arm. He would pick her up and really push her. You imagine today lifting a woman by the arm in that way, shoving her and pulling her out of the reception of a place. It would be unforgivable today “recalled the Colombian artist.
“My character was an antihero, but that went unnoticed. That was mistreatment from the front, a lie from the front, a number of terrible things, but that was what Fernando Gaitán was denouncing. We built a hateful character, a monster in some way, macho, abusive, who broke all the antecedents that any woman from any other series could have fallen in love with “added.
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THE REQUEST OF ‘DON ARMANDO’ FOR THE END OF “I AM BETTY, LA FEA”
Don Armando and Michel “the Frenchman” were the ones who faced each other at the end of the telenovela to see who was left with the heart of Beatriz Pinzón. But in real life those who played these characters showed in their meeting that they have a good relationship, they began to remember anecdotes and talk about some things from the series.
Jorge commented that the novel must have culminated with Betty and the Frenchman together, he even mentioned “I proposed it”, he explained that he spoke with Fernando Gaitán so that at the end of the telenovela he would let Betty finish with the French.
“They were going to lynch me, people were so angry for how I had behaved with Betty, so I went to Fernando’s office and told him ‘let him go with the French, he is perfect, he is blond, slim, he loves her. If I go out on the street they lynch me ‘”, said Abello.