The Murcian actor plays the historic Castilian military leader in the Amazon Prime Video series, which premieres its second season on July 15
One week after the premiere of the
second season of ‘El Cid’, which will be available on July 15 through Amazon Prime Video, Murcian actor Jaime Lorente, who plays the historic Castilian military leader in this adaptation, wanted to pay tribute to him this Saturday on the occasion of the
anniversary of his death. And it is that this Saturday marks 922 years, according to the date set by the historian priest Gonzalo Martínez Diez, since Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar ‘El Cid’ lost his life and became a legend.
Coinciding with the anniversary, Jaime Lorente stars in a video in which
recites passages from the ‘Cantar del Mío Cid’, which was recently exhibited at the headquarters of the National Library for the first time in its history. This anonymous feat poem, composed around the year 1200, recounts the heroic deeds of the character and is one of the most important documents in medieval Spanish literature. The video ends with the famous quote attributed to ‘El Cid’: “What a good vassal he would be if he had a good lord”, which has become a popular saying widely used to lament the difficulties in progressing without good leadership.
In a recent interview, the Murcian actor confessed that he was fascinated by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar’s sense of honesty: «It is something that I admire and that makes me think a lot about how important it is to have an honest life and principles, and to take care of them ». Jaime Lorente anticipated then that in this second season
‘El Cid’ will leave adolescence behind and enter adulthood, getting closer to the image of the unshakable warrior with which he has passed into the collective imagination: «He begins a very fast and very demanding process of maturation, and he begins to have to create his own path; a path full of stones and obstacles. The character changes radically and in this second season we are going to find the gentleman that everyone is waiting for.