The pandemic turned Veneno’s calendar upside down. The Javis series about the figure of Cristina Ortiz, a popular television character in the 90s, premieres its third chapter this Sunday on Atresplayer Premium.
The fiction by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi (The Call, Paquita Salas) goes through Veneno’s life in temporary jumps with a parallel story of a young man who ten years after that phenomenon wants to undergo a sex change.
The writer, singer and actress Jedet Sanchez, from the Granada town of Policar, embodies the protagonist in her youth and is the focus of that third episode. Daniela Santiago and Isabel Torres are the other actresses who play Veneno at different stages of adult life.
–You will be enjoying this opportunity that also has all the claim.
-It’s a dream, yes. It is a good personal and professional moment despite everything we are experiencing with the pandemic. What’s going on is a bad movie script.
“I am a ‘Chica Javi’, they have changed my life forever”
–Has the coronavirus truncated even this successful project by being broadcast in a fragmented way
–For me nothing has been truncated. This is the best year of my life, personally and professionally. Very grateful for this work. For the health of me and my family. I could not ask for more. I do not complain about anything.
–How has it been recorded, then, Poison
–The eight chapters have been shot in a disorderly manner. In my case it was all quite often.
–What can you highlight about the work of the Javis
–I am a ‘Javi Girl’, they have changed my life forever. They are creative, they give you freedom, they put a lot of love into everything they do. They are talented and committed and they have done something special, they reach a lot of people.
–Veneno is in part a tribute to the television of the 90s
–It is a criticism of television, although everything is set in an incredible way, Veneno is very critical of that way of doing television. When she stopped being interesting they turned her into a broken toy. In the 90s there were very few scruples.
–What was Veneno like, as you have been able to find out
-He was a television animal, a sincere person who communicated but surrounded himself with bad people. He taught us all to be free, to be as we wanted, without having to ask for forgiveness or permission.
–You have recorded scenes recreating the world of prostitution where Veneno came from, have you become more aware
–We have had a very bad time with those scenes because they were recorded very cold. We should put on heat patches. It was horrible. I had companions there who had been prostitutes and who had really experienced it. They told me that if you wanted to eat you should live that. I experienced it in my body. I didn’t think they were in such extreme conditions. There are crude situations, like with the neo-Nazis who were going to beat them up. And it’s not science fiction, they lived it.
What will you see in chapter 3
–She begins to live her sexuality more, has her first love and is getting to know herself. She knows that she must leave where she is in order to be who she wants to be.
–Who hurt Cristina the most
mother, I hate her. As a result of the series I hate it more. I believe that a family that should give you love, values, respect. The foundations are collected from the family. I have my family and my friends who are my treasure. La Veneno did not have the close support of her family.
–What moment of life is key for a ‘trans’ woman
–You cannot run away from who you are, neither because of teasing nor because of abuse. Trans women are very strong. When I was a girl I asked God to wake me up as a girl. I am from 92 and there was not the knowledge and understanding that there is now. And much remains to be done.