Senorita 89 premieres today! As a last celebration for the premiere, after our interview with Lucia Puenzo, showrunner, and the incredible leading ladies of the show, it’s time for our exclusive interview with Ximena Romo and Juan Manuel Bernal in which they talk to us about how the show is much more what it looks like and what we can expect from the final confrontation between their characters. Ready?
Here we go!
The current situation in Mexico is complicated, to say the least, for journalists. They face great danger as they work to uncover corruption, a corruption similar to what we will see in Senorita 89. Thus, the story that reaches our screens could not be more necessary. And that made us wonder about the reasons why it’s important to see this on our TV.
Juan Manuel Bernal is resounding “I believe that we’re in a moment where the media, technology…occupies a fundamental place in our lives. If something happens on the other side of the world we know it immediately and, thanks to that, many topics were not touched before and now, fortunately, they’re touched, disrupted, and highlighted so that we debate and become aware of them. Senorita 89 touches on a very strong and redundant theme in a society where patriarchy, misogyny, and awareness of all of this don’t exist and it’s an important moment to talk about it,” shares Juan Manuel.
Ximena Romo, for her part, affirms that “I agree. I think this show helps us question who has power today, how they exercise that power, what they do with it, and through what systems they exercise it. In Senorita 89 it’s very interesting how behind a beauty pageant there is so much influence, so many dark things behind it, including characters responsible for all this, such as sponsors, politicians, and everything that happens…I think that, without a doubt, the show reflects something that happens today. In addition, as Juan Manuel [Bernal] says, technology and social media are aiming for the truth to come out, for us to open our eyes. The truth is no longer only in the hands of a privileged few, but more and more of us are taking it into our own hands and I hope that series like Senorita 89 open consciences and we begin to feel real changes. It’s a joint effort.”
And we couldn’t agree more. This definition of Senorita 89 fits perfectly. It’s a show that goes far beyond a beauty pageant, it’s a series that deals with incredibly serious topics in a heartbreaking, hard, and real way, and thanks to the goddess the show dares to do it so brilliantly. Because we need to talk about it. We need a lot more shows like Senorita 89.
Even though Ximena Romo and Juan Manuel Bernal get along great, in Senorita 89 they are enemies since they’re on opposite sides of the story, so we can only imagine that their final confrontation is going to be tremendous…and we are not wrong. Juan Manuel and Ximena quite agree that this confrontation will be “very hard,” because, as Ximena mentions, “without a doubt, the two of them are like the two intellects meeting and, at the same time, they’re the people who could seems like they’re oblivious to what is happening…but in reality, it is not like that.”
Juan Manuel agrees with Ximena and adds that “this series lends itself to covering these issues and to be able to speak from fiction about something that needs to be reconsidered. About our characters, in these two points of view of the same conflict, It seems that they are the ones who are outside, but the truth is that they are absolutely involved.”
Can’t wait because we are definitely here for this.
Ximena Romo and Juan Manuel Bernal had to face the challenge of being opposite sides of the same coin, but we’re waiting for the two to make us vibrate with each scene and with their final confrontation. Every story has two sides…can we understand both, even if we hate one? We bet that we can and Ximena and Juan Manuel are a large part of why.