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Carolina Yuste: “In a series they told me that I did not give them the upper class cut. What do you know if my grandmother was a millionaire?


In 'Sin huellas', the actress faces the challenge of playing a gypsy. "I don't have to take responsibility for the representativeness of everything I do," he explains.

When Carolina Yuste (Badajoz, 31 years old) burst onto the national scene five years ago (thanks to Paqui, the social worker who helped the lesbian gypsy couple in

Carmen y Lola

) it was already clear that she was not going to be just another actress. : Since then, each of her roles —from that Amy Winehouse impersonator she played in

El Cover

to the Desi she plays in


has highlighted that with her face full of character and her way of transmitting truth.

Yuste is one of those performers destined to pick up the



Now she does it again in

Without tracks,

the Prime Video series in which she plays a hustler who cleans luxury villas.

She arrives for the interview, which takes place in one of those contemporary cappuccino and pastrami sandwich cafes, with two newly purchased novels under her arm.

One of them, of course, from an author.

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Were you a cultured girl?



In fact, it took me a long time to read my first book.

Because of course, the ones who sent me around at school were

La Celestina, Platero and me...


Who was the person who aroused your interest in acting?


Well, I think my father, who as a child, when he went to bed, did not read me the typical children's stories, but suddenly

El caballero de Olmedo


La casa de Bernarda Alba.

He has always been an inveterate movie buff and he showed me many movies, he also took me to listen to the symphony orchestra.

Before they took early retirement, he took History and Art History from the UNED.

Not to dedicate himself professionally to it... simply out of concern.


And was she a happy girl?


I have very beautiful images of being with all my maternal family in La Línea de la Concepción, yes.

The difficult part of my life began during adolescence because I suffered


and it was a very turbulent period.

My character in the face of aggression was defense, that is, I did not make a ball, eh?

And it was also mixed with my first relationship, which was terrible, mistreated.

Carolina Yuste, in Madrid, 15 days ago. INMA FLORES


How did you find out it was an abusive relationship?


In my generation we still did not have information, nor tools, nor the language to identify it.

Now we know what feminism or


is .

I have a 14-year-old sister who hears these words and fully integrates them.

Things will continue to happen because there are behaviors that are deeply rooted, but you are beginning to know why.

They hurt me, I felt pain or anger and I didn't understand why.

And the words I used to define my situation, I think about now and I get scared: "That there is an obsession, that it is very passionate."


And where does that warlike activist vein of yours come from?


If one has a wound and understands that this wound stems from injustice and pain, that makes you open your eyes to look around a little more and empathize with others.


Do you remember a seminal moment for your feminist awakening?


One of the first times I went out in Madrid we were going to enter a discotheque of those that the boys pay for and the girls don't.

I said, "Well, we pay half."

And Aura Garrido, who was there even though she was not yet a friend like she is now, said: "I'm not going in."

For me that was like a revelation.

I thought: “Is this…”.


In this series you face the difficulty of carrying on yourself the representation of an entire community, were you scared?


What community?

The one of the women, the cleaners, the lesbians or the gypsies [laughs]?

For me it was perhaps complicated when they offered me the series because I got carried away by my ego and I thought: I don't want to be pigeonholed into this type of character, with a certain class pattern after in a series they told me that I didn't give them the upper class cut.

What do you know if my grandmother was a millionaire?

Then I fell in love with the project, with the team and I said to myself: “Honey, take a break for a while, okay?

Get rid of your ego and do this because you love it."

I am learning in the process to face things honestly and understand that I do not have to take responsibility for the representation of everything I do.

And also in this series in particular it seems to me the host how they have moved away from stereotypes in general.

My grandmother was illiterate, she cleaned houses, then she dedicated her whole life to taking care of her family and she is one of the most spectacular human beings I have ever met in my life”


Give me an example.


Well, both characters, mine and Camila Sodi's, are very far from the stereotype we have of an illegal migrant: in her case, as a gypsy woman, in mine.

They are two women who have studied but are cleaners because their goals in life are what they are.

They transmit that it is not more dignified to want to study Business than to be a cleaner.


And do you yourself believe that in real life?


We live in the society in which we live and we would be absolutely stupid if we did not see what is valued the most and what are the preconceived ideas we have about what success is and what gives more money.

I am not stupid.

But my experience tells me that my grandmother was illiterate, she cleaned houses, then she dedicated her whole life to taking care of her family and she is one of the most spectacular human beings I have ever met in my life.

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Source: elparis

All life articles on 2023-03-29

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