He made his debut in Chiquititas when he still didn’t know how to read, when he grew up he devoted himself to politics and now he returns to acting: Carlos Pedevilla

Carlos Pedevilla, when he was five
Carlos Pedevilla, when he was five

A photo of him on a white horse was enough for him Carlos Pedevilla When he was five, he was selected to cast a casting among 50 other children to play the character of the friend of I drive the Duck in Violin key. At that moment it was Lorena’s sister, with the authorization of her mother Edilma, who had sent the photograph by letter. Some time later, they called his home to let him know that they wanted to meet him and that they needed a camera test.

However, he failed to do the casting: when his mother took him, a producer chose him as soon as she saw him, without even hearing him speak. “I love him,” he said, pointing at it. “He was chubby, cheeky and had freckles. My face has attracted a lot of attention. “ensures by communicating with Television show the actor who turns 40 today.

Carlos Pedevilla
Carlos Pedevilla

His debut was as part of the cast of the novel from which great actors like Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Dopazo, Pablo Rago, Emiliano Kaczka, which today is far from acting. Then, Carlos did not yet know how to read and his mother’s role was fundamental: she read him the script and he repeated each sentence What should I say in fiction? “I cried when he didn’t come out. She was self-demanding from a young age. I wanted him to come out as he should be, ”he remembers those who learned to read sometime later.

Thus began the beginning of Carlos’ career as an actor, who continued to work on other projects such as The blue tree, High comedy, Heart of plaster -with Flavia Palmiero-, The babysitting club -with Nicholas Cabré, Facundo Espinosa, gift from heavenY Chiquititaswith the remembered and loved Romina Yan.

Carlos Pedevilla together with Agustina Cherri (Mili, in
Carlos Pedevilla with Agustina Cherri (Mili, in “Chiquititas”)
Carlos Pedevilla with Romina Yan, who played Belén Fraga
Carlos Pedevilla with Romina Yan, who played Belén Fraga
Carlos Pedevilla with Georgina Mollo, Chiquititas partner
Carlos Pedevilla with Georgina Mollo, Chiquititas partner
Cris Morena and Carlos Pedevilla
Cris Morena and Carlos Pedevilla
Carlos Pedevilla (Coco) with Ezequiel Castaño (Fly) and Guillermo Santa Cruz (Guille)
Carlos Pedevilla (Coco) with Ezequiel Castaño (Fly) and Guillermo Santa Cruz (Guille)

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The cast of Chiquititas '97
The cast of Chiquititas ’97

Carlos Pedevilla started working as a child and continued into his teens. The last TV project he worked on was Triplets, the midwife saidwith William Francesca Y Laura Nova. From that fiction he evokes the joy of being able to share a cast with his “idol of a lifetime”, from the protagonist with whom he found himself years later, in 2017, also in front of the camera when he was selected to be part of the commercial of a renowned beer. .

At the age of 18, after being part of the telenovela Telefe, the actor had to make an important decision for his future. “I had to choose whether to continue on television or start working on something else”remember who ended up choosing to hold an administrative position in Deliberative Council of the Municipality of Vicente Lópezwhere he has been working for 22 years.

With his new assignments he moves away from acting and has no intention of resuming artistic activity. “Life is changing a lot. I had responsibilities, things to pay for. I lived with my parents and helped economically in my home “, he reflects that he also had a political career: for 15 years he was a member of the Radical Civic Union (UCR).

Carlos Pedevilla today
Carlos Pedevilla today

In the meantime, he never abandoned that actor who made his debut at the age of five. Nor does his love for art. In 2012, a friend invited him to do a radio show that lasted seven uninterrupted seasons until he had to leave “for personal reasons”. At that time he was on the other side of the microphone: he was doing the interviews and not the protagonist, as he was used to being. “The first few notes were a bit harsh, I’m not going to say no.”

And in 2017 he returned to acting: he did the show Carlo’s aunt, in whose first season she played the grandson, and in the second, the following year, she was a waitress. Then he had another project in mind, but the coronavirus pandemic first forced him to suspend it and then have to put it aside.

Carlos Pedevilla was 16 when he was inside
Carlos Pedevilla was 16 when he was in “Chiquititas”

“It was a very hard, very bad pandemic”The actor recalls that in October 2020 he suffered the death of his mother Edilma. She later sought refuge in his work and found a virtual way to stay in touch with his audience: he reinvented himself by doing interviews through his Instagram account.

The boom of social networks made him meet again with colleagues from the artistic environment and also that he met new colleagues. That’s how he contacted him Daniela Albertian actress and writer who is a fan of Chiquititas e by Romina Yan. She told him that she wanted to do a comedy and asked him what kind of plot she would like to play. “I like comedies”Pedevilla replied. “I’ll write one and we’ll work together,” she promised.

Three months later he already had the outline of the work, they organized a meeting to get to know each other in person and they finished shaping it jealousy at auctionwhich is presented every Saturday in April at the Vitral Theater.

“Celos de remate” is presented every Saturday in April at the Vitral Theater (Ariel Vázquez)

“It was one of the best things in such a sad pandemic”highlights the project in which he plays alongside Alberti and in which he shares the cast with Walter Benítez, Selva Mangialavori, Florencia Acuña and Elizabeth Benitez.

And speaking of his mother again, Carlos makes a special exception when referring to public complaints made by some actors of Cebollite on the alleged mistreatment of the child in plaster for that time. “I have never had any problems, they have always treated me well.. And if something happened, my mom was there and she had a lot of character. If she had seen something, she would have entered ”, stressed those who were not part of that child-adolescent fiction.

Charles He has been married for 10 years to Laura, a Fine Arts teacher who saw him in the characters he played on television, but whom he met through common people: he worked with his cousin, who introduced them and they started their story of ‘love. The result of their relationship, he was born eight years ago Santiagowho also – already through the platforms – has seen the contents of his father as an actor. “He watched the entire ’97 season Chiquititas and he knows that his father was on television, that he did the radio and that now he does theater “.

Proud of his father’s career, Santiago told his second grade teacher last year where Carlos had worked Chiquititas, and ended up telling him that she had known him ever since, from seeing him on television. “He is very histrionic, he is a character, sometimes he imitates commercials”, says Pedevilla of his son, who likes to play the piano. “Will he be an actor? I want him to do what he wants and I will accompany him. “

the cast of
The cast of “Celos de remate” on the stage of the Vitral Theater (Ariel Vázquez)

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