Luiz Henrique Oliveira


Suely Franco, currently on the air as Mimosa in the rerun of “O Cravo e a Rosa”, spoke about her financial difficulties in an interview with Daniela Albuquerque

Suely Franco played Mimosa in "The Carnation and the Rose"
© Reproduction / GlobeSuely Franco played Mimosa in “O Cravo e a Rosa”

Suely Franco has in her curriculum characters that marked an era, such as Dona Benta in “Sítio do Picapau Amarelo” and Mimosa in “O Cravo e a Rosa”, in addition to six decades of profession, accumulating passages through theater, television and cinema. However, the Covid-19 pandemic caused her to experience financial problems.

“I was born doing theater, not knowing what theater was. (…) At the age of 7 I did a children’s radio theater and plays in the church. Passion of Christ in every way. I like to act, whatever it is”, says she, now 82 years old, in an interview with Daniela Albuquerque on RedeTV’s “Sensational” program, which airs this Tuesday (21).

Despite the success on stage, Suely Franco confesses to having gone through financial difficulties since the beginning of the pandemic. With the interruption of the shows and the recordings of teledramaturgies, the actress had to leave the apartment where he lived, in the south of Rio de Janeirofor not being able to pay the rent expenses anymore.

Salvation in online theater

When commenting on the matter, the actress regrets: “Life is full of ups and downs. People think you make a soap opera and your situation is resolved. It has none of that. The savings were fading and fading… But I was lucky, not financially, to do something I’d never done before, which was online theater. it was an experience [única]. I don’t get nervous to work, but this time I was a lot”, says the veteran.

Away from TV since “A Dona do Pedaço” (2019), Suely also leaves some advice for those who intend to pursue an artistic career: “When they ask me: ‘What to do?’, I say: ‘Have patience, study hard and find another profession for when you don’t have any work’”.

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