The change of Gonzalo Heredia: from heartthrob soap opera to historical disclosure

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“Because there are always so many stories…”, says Gonzalo Heredia enthusiastically. and when he says history we don’t talk about it fictionhe’s talking the streets of historythe cycle path that crosses Canal (á), every Friday at 17:00 and 21:00.

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A project marked by the different for an actor whose CV He completed the galancito category a long time ago and of course the unlabeled actor box (here from the debut in InLoveArt in 2001 crossing hits like Valientes, Malparida or Argentina, land of love and revenge).

Thus, to arrive at this present, which will find it, during the summer of Buenos Aires, resume work nakedwhere he shares the cast with Esteban Lamothe, Sabrina Rojas, Mey Scápola, Luciano Cáceres and his partner, Brenda Gandini.

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Associating Heredia with something more cultured takes us straight to his other vocational passion, that of the writer, which we leave for last. Now the question is how and why The streets of history…

-Juan Pablo Gaulyier, from Canal (á), calls me, and I remember that he started developing the idea and I didn’t let him go for more than three minutes because I was hooked from the beginning. The basic idea is an entrance to Argentine history through its neighborhoods. And not only that, but the true story -Heredia just said and immediately corrects himself-, or rather, not just the official story but the Other history. Because there are always different stories.

And he adds: «There’s the one they’ve been telling us since we went to school, the official one, what is in school textbooks, mainly written and quoted in Bartolomé Mitre, but also the history that arises from revisionism. And how that official story was deconstructed depending on who tells it and based on context.

-And with what approach does an actor accustomed to a fictional text take on such a challenge?

-With Juan Pablo we worked on the details looking for which voice to use as presenter…

-I developed…

– Because it’s a new voice. I come from interpreting texts and composing charactersand here we also had to compose a kind of character, a person who is curious and at the same time tells historical episodes.

“Eventually, the cycle allows me to develop a new role; to be curious and to be a genuine part of that curiosity. I am a storyteller who goes on the streets And as he uncovers history, he also discovers things.”

“And then, also, I like being part of a project where I feel like a bridge between the audience and a very necessary type of cultural content to enhance the debate.”

Through the neighborhoods…

In 10 chapters, explains Heredia, “we go through different neighborhoods, especially Buenos Aires, and discover characters. We think of streets and history and San Martín comes to us, of course. But there is data, for example, on who Colonel Pringles was, roads we’ve all traveled, but we don’t know something fundamental: who he was and what he did. And, as in your case, a thousand more.

-After this experience, what global image does our history leave you?

-The first thing that comes to mind is that since school – thinking about the billiken like the gateway to so many children, what we call Argentine history is totally fictionalized.


-Romanticized in the sense of constructing a fiction… I think a fiction has always been constructed. And I confirmed, of course, something I’d already heard – that I suspected, that I had intuited – only now it’s much clearer to me. And that’s it the blessed crack comes from far away and long ago. We think of the eternal struggle of centralism in Buenos Aires against the interior.

And completes the idea: “Let’s think about the doing, in Rosas, Urquiza, Mitre, Roca, Pavón, Caseros… Unitary and federal, Peronism and anti-Peronism. Nothing new, right?

And also a writer

Nothing new, right. Nor should this change that we record be surprising, if we remember that the actor has developed his vocation as a writer. Passion that today has been embodied in two novels –Construction of the lieof 2018, e The point of no return2021. Passion and vocation that for some months has been fueled by study.

“Dear Gonzalo Heredia, I am pleased to write to inform you that your application has been formally accepted to join the the Master in Creative Writing from the National University of Tres de Febrero which will begin the week of August 16 of this year…”. The email he decided to share with his followers on social media said so.

Writing is like a kind of essay to a question that I don’t yet know the answer to.. This question escapes me, but it’s always there; It’s not something I can feel, but I know it’s there,” he says. “Fiction is a lie, but precisely to tell a reality and to tell it in a way that is more real than reality itself.”

“Writing takes you completely. Everything: everyday life, dreams, thoughts, all those seconds where you get stuck in a blind spot. If I had to say what writing is, I’d say it’s pretty sick.. You are sick, you are sick. The only thing you can do to cure yourself is to write,” she continues.

“I think there is a lot of fiction in real life. Anything can be fictionalized. If we get very deep and philosophical, it’s all big fiction.”

The story too, of course.

Source: Clarin

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