Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Braulio Castillo, son, confesses his love for Culebra, reviews his career and talks about new projects

Actor Braulio Castillo, Jr.’s relationship with the island municipality of Culebra began 37 years ago when the artist bought his first boat, and since then, he has confessed to being in love with the so-called “Cradle of the Borincano Sun”. Where he returned to reconnect with his people.

This followed after accepting an invitation to “A Coffee in the Square” with journalist Rosalina Marrero, who interviewed him at the Juan de la Cruz court as part of the Somos Puerto Rico project on Isla Chiquita.

There he told interesting anecdotes about his stay in Culebra and the friendship they formed, as well as recounting experiences in soap operas, comparisons with his famous father, and what he learned when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“The island means a lot to me, a lot. My relationship with Culebra began in 1985 when I bought my first boat that was launched at Las Crobas in Fajardo and I was going to Icocos, Palomino, until A friend didn’t tell me this: ‘Let’s go to Culebra one day’. And I told him: ‘Yeah, forget it, let’s go to Culebra,’ recalled the award-winning actor.

“Getting here in Culebra is like overcoming every challenge. Then I kept coming and going and got to know Culebra and got to know the residents there. In fact, the best farewell of the year in my life was at Culebra; I came with Mayrada Chaves and her daughter for the year 2009. These people are near”, he related.

He also revealed how his life changed after the dreaded diagnosis which he classified as “a magical moment”.

“When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it was a magical moment in my life for me because it made me open my eyes and think about how fragile life is and how much I was losing. At that point I told myself that We are supposed to live one day at a time, make the most of life and enjoy it,” he said.

It was her participation in the novel Corlito, which first starred actress Sully Diaz and Mexican actor Salvador Pineda, the path that opened up other opportunities for her.

There he introduced the villain Gregory.

“That was my first novel. The wicked have sanctified me, they have tormented me. The character of the bad guy gives an actor the opportunity and opportunity to express or capture all those mixed feelings in the work because the bad guy has everything They give you a chance to see producers in that spectrum of work,” he said of the 1983 melodrama.

“I made a novel called ‘The Return of the Gypsy’; it was nothing more than a continuation of the work of my father, who starred in ‘Renzo El Gitano’. It earned me awards, recognition from the producers. A cm The award was there and it gave me an opportunity to act on Channel 2, he said.

However, he assured that the comparison people drew between his work and his father’s successful acting career did not discourage him. In contrast, “I was always very sure of what I was doing.”

“My father supported me, he told me: ‘It’s okay, it’s not’. I knew it would be a matter of time, I didn’t take anything lightly. When you do things with passion and It’s your passion and you don’t want to do anything else, so you continue and another comes next,” he said, reviewing another of his great successes with the character of Pedro Antonio Arizmendi in Tanari.

On the other hand, he denied that he lost his way in being considered a leading figure in soap operas.

“It can’t happen, because the day you believe the story, you become an idol. If there’s anyone who taught me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, it’s my father. This was that example.” Which I followed, I saw that dedication in my father. There’s no glamor. Here it’s chest-thumping glass,” he said.

During the interview, Castillo revealed what his next projects would be, among them the play “The Worst Singer in the World” with Marilyn Pupo, Yamaris Latore, Idalia Pérez Gare and Jassand Calderón, which will hit the stage on August 19. Center of Fine Arts.

“Then we come to a theater classic called ‘La Gaviota.’ Good luck, it’s work between the two. I have music in November”, he explained.

“In February next year, West Side Story is going to be made in Puerto Rico. There are so many projects, I’ve never had that much work season”, he concluded, thanking the public for supporting his work.

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