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Press Conference | Cast and director talk about "The Perfect Mother-In-Law"

Brazilian comedy opens on November 25th in theaters

Next Thursday, November 25th, the new national comedy will premiere exclusively in theaters the perfect mother-in-lawstarring Protasium Cocoa, who lives his first career protagonist. Thunder Wave was invited to the virtual press conference that took place last Wednesday, the 17th. Actresses Cacau Protásio, Polliana Aleixo, the actor Rodrigo Sant'Anna who participated, but had to be absent, as he was in the middle of a set and the director Cris D'Amato. Near the end of the press conference, the actor Luis Navarro came in and had a few words.

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Synopsis

In A Mother-In-Law Perfeita, Neide (Cacau Protásio) is a woman in her 40s who recently separated from her husband and dreams of enjoying her single life. Owner of a trendy beauty salon in the suburbs of São Paulo, she put her two children through college, but the youngest, Fábio Junior (Luis Navarro), doesn't give any sign of leaving the house. In order to finally achieve her long-awaited freedom, she decides to train an employee to be the perfect wife for her son.

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Cocoa Protásio lives Neide, the Perfect Mother-In-Law / Reproduction

Something that was unanimous among the actors was the interaction and partnership of having the freedom to make suggestions and opinions during the recordings. When you have this freedom, it is certain that the final product has a very satisfactory result, as it flows naturally and the performance conveys a truth that could only be seen in the real world.

From the beginning we knew the script was cool, but the actors' freedom to improvise was key to making the film successful and funny as it is. – Cris D'Amato

One of the curiosities about the character of Cocoa was to know who inspired her to represent her mother Neide on the big screen. She, who does not have children, sought to be inspired by the mothers around her and the fact of having children, for example, helped a little to transmit this mother's affection. The actress commented that the theme is easy to identify, but that the character escapes the stereotype of her mother-in-law. Well, the image of a mother-in-law consolidated in society is the one that makes the daughter-in-law or son-in-law hell, and in the feature, Cacau Protásio plays a legal mother-in-law.

I WAS INSPIRED BY THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD TO LIVE THIS CHARACTER. I WATCHED THE MOTHERS AROUND ME TO COMPOSE THIS MODERN MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHO REVERSES EXPECTATIONS AND WHO LOVES HER Daughter-in-law. WE HAVE TO NORMALIZE IT, LET WOMEN BE 'PUTONA' AND FREE TOO”. – Protasium Cocoa

Another highlight for the feature is actor Rodrigo Sant'Anna, who brings the hairdresser Eddy to life. He told how it was to record with so many names in national humor and about living an openly LGBTQIA + character, just like himself. Something that also caught my attention, is that in the film we have some other characters from that community, but Rodrigo's character was the one that had a participation on the larger screen.

THE WORLD IS PLURAL AND HAVING AN OPENLY LGBTQIA+ CHARACTER IS TO PORTRAY LIFE AS IT IS. IT WAS NOT A REQUIREMENT TO HAVE A CHARACTER LIKE THIS, IT WAS NATURAL. I'M VERY PROUD TO BE GAY AND OUTSTANDING AND MY PURPOSE IS TO BRING PERSONALITY INSIDE HUMANITY. – RODRIGO SANT'ANNA

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Neide and his team, Eddy and Sheila / Reproduction

A subject that was also addressed in the work was black representation in national cinema and the importance for those who watch it, as it generates emotion, empathy and inspiration. The film has this possibility of creating a connection with the viewer, as the protagonist is a black woman, her son sustains a beautiful black and this is very motivating to see himself on the big screen because the world is plural and many people feel represented.

When a gay, fat, or black kid looks at the TV and sees himself on the screen, that's it for me. It's looking at these people and saying they're beautiful, they're important. It makes me happy to know that I am empowering a person. – Protasium Cocoa

The young actress Polliana Aleixo, who plays her daughter-in-law Ciléia, commented that it was her debut in cinemas and that it was also her first time in comedy. She, who has a résumé marked by soap operas always focused on drama, spoke of her experience.

IT'S MY FIRST TIME IN CINEMAS AND ALSO IN COMEDY. I HAVE ALREADY STARTED IN THE MIDDLE OF GIANTS. I LEARNED A LOT, IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I PUT INTO THE CHARACTER THE AWESOME TONE THAT I WAS LIVE IN CURRENTLY AND THAT WORKED A LOT FOR ME AND FOR CILÉIA. – Polliana Aleixo

The special participation of Fábio Júnior was very special for the cast and production, as initially, he could not make the participation, but according to what was reported by the director, the cast made a kind of request to the singer, singing his success ' Twin Soul' and he ended up in the movie. Always very friendly, he took pictures with everyone and delighted everyone on the set. 

Whether it will have a sequel to The Perfect Mother-In-Law, we don't know for sure. Both the cast and the director are excited with the result of the 1st film and confident in its success so that they can return to, who knows, a trilogy and other projects within the production. 

During filming, we were already thinking about the sequel. Explore someone's pregnancy, weddings, Neide's life after this whole story. There are stories for a sequel and we'll see how it goes, but we all want to do it. - Said the director

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