On January 15, the actor Ignacio López López, artistically known as Ignacio López Tarso, will be 98 years old and contrary to what might be assumed, he wishes to continue working in the training industry.
the first actor ensures that he is fully mental to characterize the character indicated to him, either in front of a camera or on a theater stage. However, he warns that he would require some support in some situations that demand a greater physical effort from his body.
“They think that I can’t anymore and yes I can, I need a little help, but I can work; I can’t jump, or ride a horse, do some of the things I used to do, but in general I can do theater, movies, and television.”expressed during an interview with the newspaper The universal.
Considered a living legend of the film industry, López Tarso managed to adapt to the changes that technology was making for him and, without ever giving up the theater, he has also worked in different television productions to accumulate seven decades of professional career.because it means a food for your soul.
“My work as an actor is what gives me inner life, it is what really strengthens me. For me it is important to work not only because I need income to live, but also for my spirit“, he mentioned.
The enormous respect that a trajectory plagued with successes and recognitions means, allows López Tarso to continue being contemplated by today’s producers.
It was recently announced that the actor was part of the cast of the biographical series based on the life of the Monterrey singer Gloria Trevi, but he will also travel to Aguascalientes to give a talk about the role he played in the film The golden roosterfilmed in 1964.
“What a strange invitation, so unexpected, it came to me and I was delighted. In that film I was accompanied by Juan Rulfo, a great writer for Pedro Páramo, and by the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, who in all of his novels has a rooster. He was with me throughout the filming, especially when we were in palenques. I knew him very well”, recalled the actor whose debut in the theater took place as a student of Fine Arts, in 1951, in the play The dream of a nigth of summer by William Shakespeare.
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