Promotional photo showing Colombian actress Matilde Lemaitre. EFE/Univision/Hernan Puentes
Miami, Mar 6 (EFE).- Colombian actress Matilde Lemaitre believes that soap operas can change minds and hearts, as does the rebellious and wild character of Sofia that she plays in "Made in Cartagena," broadcast by Unimas, the sister channel of Univision.
"The role of Sofia fascinated me from when I first read it; I knew it was for me. It seemed very interesting to me that there was such a rebellious, insufferable girl and with problems in her family and with drugs. At the same time, she is proof of what can happen when a young girl feels neglected by her parents," Lemaitre told Efe.
The actress said that she is attracted by complex characters and the "telenovelas" that touch on powerful themes in tune with the present day.
"I like powerful themes, if and when they are interesting stories which have something new to tell and to teach to the public. I'm interested in films, series and novels made to raise awareness in society of certain points that we often forget," she added.
At the same time, the 24-year-old Cartagena native admitted that she has a very romantic soul and dreams about playing a character very different from Sofia.
"In fact, I'd love to do a very romantic character, from the (19)40s, because I love that epoch; a character that speaks about love and, above all, who gives hope ... to those who have lost it," she said.