“With Luis Miguel’s life, reality is just far beyond fiction,” Diego Boneta says of the Latin famous person. Boneta will reprise the function of the Mexican singer within the second season of Netflix’s Luis Miguel: La Serie.
The new season premieres April 18 and it set to unravel completely different facets concerning the notoriously personal singer. The first season, which debuted in 2018, was informed in two time durations, specializing in Luis Miguel’s tumultuous upbringing as a baby, his rise to fame when he was solely 11 years outdated and the disappearance of his mom, Marcela Basteri, who to at the present time has by no means been discovered.
“What was so important for us for the second season — and that’s why it took us three years between season 1 and season 2 — was making sure everything was as accurate as possible,” Boneta, 30, tells ET. “His life was insane. Season 1 was based mostly on a e-book, season 2 wasn’t. It was based mostly on a number of interviews with him, Luis Miguel, and different key characters and folks that have been in his life throughout this time. And then after that, it was everybody getting all that data collectively and deciding how and what to inform.”
Known worldwide as “El Sol de México” (The Sun of Mexico), Luis Miguel — who authorized the bio-series and serves as an executive producer — released his first album, Un sol, in 1982. He’s since released 20 studio albums, earning six GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards and known as one of the best-selling artists of all time. What fascinates his fans is how little is known about the mysterious Latin icon who seldom does interviews and stays out of the public eye.
Boneta met with Luis Miguel when he boarded the project many years ago. The two did get to see each other between seasons 1 and 2, but conversations didn’t focus on Luismi’s personal life like they did before. For season 2, the actor says, “The majority of his conversations have been with the writers this time. He was on tour, touring the world. I used to be taking pictures different initiatives as nicely so it was tougher to coincide.”
“And after the primary time we spent collectively, it was very helpful. It was so nice,” he divulges. “It was such a privilege to have the ability to sit down with him, particularly when usually biopics are, it’s after the artist dies. So with the ability to have that chance was big and I used to be actually a sponge, taking as a lot in.”
Season 2 is once again told in two timelines. In the ’90s, Luis Miguel attempts to balance taking care of his two brothers, Alex (Juanpa Zurita) and Sergio, his career after the death of his father, Luisito Rey (Óscar Jaenada), and his desires to find his mother at any cost. At the same time, his father figure and manager is also battling cancer. Meanwhile in the early 2000s, viewers see a lonely Luismi rebuilding his relationship with his estranged daughter, Michelle, whom he had at the age of 18 with Mexican singer Stephanie Salas. The singer hadn’t seen Michelle in over 11 years.
His relationship with his now-31-year-old daughter is something that intrigues his longtime fans and makes them wonder how much of the storyline will be based on facts or fictionalized for the show.
“Specifically with the connection together with his daughter, which is among the principal issues about this season, that’s one thing that was very, crucial to all of us,” Boneta explains. “And I say that almost all of what you see on that present and in that relationship is what he informed us.”
For actress Macarena Achaga, who plays Luis Miguel’s daughter on the show, she had the opportunity to connect with the real Michelle.
“I had the chance to talk with Michelle, however on the finish of the day, we determined that this was going to be my very own interpretation of what I believed occurred between the 2, in addition to what the scripts offered,” Achaga tells ET. “While this story relies on actual occasions, it’s nonetheless a model of their actual story.”
The Argentinian actress adds, “The concept was to inform Michelle’s story of when she was a younger lady to when she turns into the lady that she is, and many people know, at the moment. My mission was to indicate what occurred in that second and the way finest to inform it.”
The storyline, Achaga and many of the other cast members agree, humanizes the emblematic and elusive “La Incondicional” crooner.
“[Michelle and Luis Miguel] have a number of historical past collectively,” Achaga shares. “You will see the modifications inside Luis, as a result of these are characters that make him human. They are individuals who he might be himself and never a giant star, and I believe that is very lovely. Those moments are mirrored within the episodes. I’ve seen a pair and I believe you may see the extent of belief, together with with Michelle, whom Luis is attending to know as soon as once more, and the way she routinely feels so comfy with him.”
Fernando Guallar, who’s a newcomer to the present and portrays Mauricio Ambrosi, director of the singer’s Aries Productions, provides that Michelle and his character “are key for the viewers to get to know Luis’ extra susceptible aspect.”
“I believe it’s clear that Luis Miguel’s unbelievable expertise is enticing, and I believe that telling these fragile and susceptible tales humanizes our idols,” Guallar stresses.
Another major plot point this season is an incident that leaves Luis Miguel with hearing problems. Fans will have to tune in to see how the incident changed his life and career. The singer has even said in years past that hearing problems caused him a number of career setbacks.
“Imagine being a singer and having listening to issues,” Boneta says. “I can’t think about. Your ears and listening to is such an enormous a part of singing. It’s fairly tragic.”
There’s also the ongoing struggle of who the artist can trust and who is out for personal gain. Boneta states, “You see that play out all through the entire present. That’s positively one of many principal themes all through and the way that in a single timeline impacts him within the different timeline.”
Pablo Cruz Guerrero, who takes on the role of Patricio Robles in season 2, a newcomer who attempts to become Luismi’s manager while Hugo is battling cancer, notes that “throughout Luis Miguel, everyone is aware of, it’s no secret, that there’s all sort of [untrustworthy] folks round him.”
“What I can let you know about Patricio is he’s an analytical character and he’s obsessive about order and with picture as a result of that’s what he thinks Luis Miguel must assist his profession,” Guerrero explains. “I attempted to assemble that path of belief between Patricio and Luis Miguel.”
Meanwhile, César Bordón, who performs Luismi’s trustworthy supervisor, Hugo López, says his character “is not an athlete however he’s somebody who is aware of the way to soar hurdles [for Luis Miguel].”
“As an older Luis Miguel, he has a brand new set of duties together with his household, the challenges of his profession the place he’s not a child who will get taken to locations to sing anymore. He is a global artist who’s profitable,” Bordón expresses. “But additionally, how does he transfer it ahead with all his private issues from the primary season to the brand new private issues which might be explosive at instances but in addition deliver him and Hugo even nearer?”
“[Hugo’s] life is now dealing with and leaping over the brand new life hurdles in entrance of him. I believe an outdated one is confronting Luisito Rey’s household, which Hugo believes is among the greatest issues,” Bordón relays. “Then he has the brand new challenges of supporting Luis within the seek for his mom and the decision of that state of affairs, which isn’t simple and hasn’t been for Luis. It’s a significant situation this season.”
When asked if they believe the real Luis Miguel has found closure with his mother’s disappearance, they all unequivocally say the same thing: They don’t know and that’s a question only he can answer.
“It’s a really, very robust query. I’m unsure if he has closure or not,” Boneta states. “I believe that’s extra of a query for him. But, every thing happening together with his mother is one thing that displays and impacted him in an enormous means. An enormous means. Especially after seeing episode one and what you see in these subsequent episodes. This will not be a present about what occurred to his mom. This is a present about what occurred to Luis Miguel after he finds out what occurs to his mother.”
Guerrero adds, “It’s a narrative that’s being fastidiously informed and informed with a number of coronary heart. And all through the entire course of, we’ve tried to indicate empathy. I believe that’s an important factor about this story. These individuals are all human… who’ve hopes, fears, aspirations, and generally issues get irritating and at instances there are victories which might be celebrated.”
“I believe, as a venture, we’ve a number of victories. The first season was nicely acquired and, earlier than that, Luis Miguel made that first step of telling his story, which that in and of itself is an act of bravery,” Guerrero notes. “And for us, we simply attempt to inform the story in probably the most dignified means so that folks join with it.”
With Luis Miguel’s enter, and the help of his unique music producer, Kiko Cibrian, on board for season 2, followers is not going to be disenchanted as they slowly get extra perception on who the true Luismi is.
Season 2 of Luis Miguel: La Serie premieres April 18, with new episodes dropping weekly on Sundays on Netflix and Telemundo.
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