Look at Ibarguren
Play the head of an investment bank in ‘Supernormal’, the new Movistar + comedy, which hits the platform on July 9
Miren Ibarguren (San Sebastián, 1980) says that he had never played a leading role and that with ‘Supernormal’ he wanted to challenge, “see how you breathe.” Play Patricia, an intelligent and perfectionist head of an investment bank and mother of three children, in this new comedy whose six episodes will arrive on Movistar + on July 9.
–’Supernormal ‘is a comedy. Are you looking for them or do they find you?
-Of the two. That’s like asking, “What do you want the donut for? Chocolate or sugar? ». Of the two. Well that. Generally they call me a lot for comedy and I am delighted to do them, that is, 50%.
– Are you afraid of being pigeonholed? Would you like to do dramatic roles?
– No, pigeonholed does not indicate more that you do not stop working, so I am not afraid. I do not know if a drama, but an adventure or an action superhero or a horror one, I would not mind doing them. I still have a lot of genres to play.
– At the time of the awards, comedy is never in the pools, why?
-I do not know. I don’t know who is the black hand that handles that. It has always happened. Spain has always had wonderful comedians and comedians, who have been gods and goddesses of cinema in this country and who have ended with a rather sad ending. It is not understood how this country does not recognize them. Everything will change because it is necessary.
–Created by Olatz Arroyo and Marta Sánchez and starring Miren Ibarguren. Definitely, ‘Supernormal’ is the series that La chocita del loro would never have bought.
-It’s a lot about La chocita del loro and that kind of sexist comments. Now he has played and they have messed with the comedians, but it is one more. Tomorrow they are the nurses, yesterday they were the charcuteras … the thing is to attack women, whatever it is. It’s a bummer and boring that there are people like that, that they continue with the same thing, with that old and so boring mentality that they have the need to mess with women all the time.
– Has the controversy pissed you off, or does the idea that humor is a man’s thing persists?
-That smells like a Sovereign ad. What are you telling me? The problem is with that person who makes those kinds of comments. What gate of 1800 did you just leave? Where is your time machine? The only thing that can be done before these types of people and comments is to keep repeating the speech because it seems that they only learn by repetition and more education and education and point out these black spots that keep coming out.
-In ‘Supernormal’, he gives life to an empowered woman and topics not so common in Spanish fiction are touched on, such as conciliation, power dynamics, the wounded pride of the husband who is overshadowed and even premenopause. Remember when they said that these topics were not interesting?
– This is changing because thank God, to say something, society is changing and everything that changes on the street is doing it on the screen. It is necessary to tell other types of stories and portray other types of women. Until now the roles were either the mother or the good aunt or the ugly one, broadly speaking. Now the youth are asking for something else, they are asking for another freedom on screen, they are asking to meet other types of women of all ages, conditions and races. And in that sense, the topics are expanded out of necessity. There is a phrase that the character played by Gracia Olayo says, which is: “Before, we women passed compresses from one to another as if they were heroin.” And I think this series reflects a lot how we women have been and how many things we have to change in that sense.
How did you approach work then? Because the lack of variety has to be frustrating.
-Obviously. In two castings I was not caught for not being good enough or not being beautiful enough. This happened and my career is nothing because I have been fifteen years and it continues to happen. And it has changed a lot. I think that young people are doing a spectacular job regarding women’s freedoms, they are opening a lot of doors that we could not open because we were opening others, but it is true that now I see young girls showing their bodies naturally, without any complex, something that in our time was unthinkable and in that sense it has changed a lot. The type of physique that was required then is not the one that is required now, thank God.
–Patricia is intelligent, ambitious, demanding and has a certain obsession with work, does she have something of her personality?
-I am a bit obsessed with work, a perfectionist too. I really have bought this story that we have to be perfect (laughs). So I was left with a “Study, study, study, get it done” thing. I try to shake it off, but here it is.