No era el galán ni tenía pasta de crack. Sin embargo, aquel partido de fútbol a beneficio de los inundados, hace 27 años, entre los rockeros de los ´80 y el elenco de Cara a cara -su debut en la Argentina- le abrió las puertas de la popularidad antes de que, siquiera, se hubieran entornado. "La protagonista de la novela era Verónica Castro y yo tenía un papel muy chiquito. El día que fuimos a la cancha, salió nuestro equipo y la gente aplaudía... Yo me quedé último, porque era tímido y porque, como soy muy madera para el fútbol, hice de aguatero, junto a la querida gorda (Ana María) Giunta. La cuestión es que, cuando aparecí, se vino el estadio abajo gritando el nombre de mi personaje. Yo escuchaba `Bruno, Bruno’, pero no reaccionaba. `Saludá, pelotudo, es a vos a quien están nombrando’, me dijo la Gorda. Me quedé paralizado. Esa tarde estaban los autores y a partir de ahí mi personaje hizo `trac’ y creció como loco", cuenta Osvaldo Laport, `el Bruno de la gente’. O Catriel. O Guevara. O Fierro.
¿Te inquieta que el personaje pueda `comerse’ a la persona? ¿Qué? Siempre traté de no intelectualizar mi carrera. Sé que hay colegas que le dan muchas vueltas a las cosas y se enroscan y bajan teorías. Yo no. Yo actúo, estoy agradecido a los personajes que me tocan y cuando salgo de grabar no me quedo enganchado en nada de eso. Voy para casa y aparece el mismo Osvaldo de cuando era chico.
A los 54 años, frente a un filet de merluza con puré, y un puñado de recuerdos rioplatenses que sabe desempolvar, pincela, con un improvisado juego de palabras, que "nunca me fui del que fui. Y eso es lo que me permite tener siempre los pies en la tierra y estar atento a algo tan tan importante como es el equilibrio". Nacido en Juan Lacaze, Uruguay, donde todavía viven sus padres, comparte que "era un pibe muy alegre, como sigo siendo hoy. Soy muy payaso... Estoy todo el día haciendo `huevonadas’ en mi casa. Me disfrazo, me aparezco en la cocina haciendo el ridículo. A mí me hace muy feliz ver reír al otro. O hacerle la vida más linda. Te doy un ejemplo: yo me levanto primero, tiendo la mesa del desayuno, con una taza para mi mujer (la actriz Viviana Saez), para mi hija (Jazmín, de 15 años), para Pochi, mi suegra, y siempre pongo un toque de humor, una sorpresita. Me sale ser así, no me lo propongo.
Ojo que también me gusta que me mimen".
Sus seres queridos, todos, aparecen en su relato, más como una necesidad de homenajear que de citar. Como cuando, revisando las raíces del galán que empezó a ser, recuerda el día en que "mis viejitos me estaban recriminando porque no estudiaba... y yo estaba enamorado de una piba. En medio del reto les dije: `Lo que pasa es que ustedes no saben lo que es el amor’. Evidentemente ya perfilaba para (Alberto) Migré".
Tenía 11 años y llevaba tres como canillita.
"Vengo de una familia humilde, con padres generosos, que siempre nos ayudaron espiritualmente porque económicamente no se podía.
Tanto a mis hermanos como a mí nos enseñaron a tener armas en la vida para defendernos, a darnos maña para todo. Así aprendimos desde ponerle media suela a los zapatos a cortar el pelo, a hacer una torta, a levantar el ruedo del pantalón", detalla el hombre al que, la noche anterior a la nota, su mujer le dijo: `Vos no te morirías nunca de hambre’, frase que, confiesa, lo emocionó.
Hijo de un actor y una modista, el chico que se ganó las primeras monedas repartiendo diarios luego fue cadete, fue el payaso Pototín -su mascota, Pototo, era una bota que oficiaba de perro-, fue peluquero... "¿Sabés que pasa? Me las ingenié. En Uruguay laburé mucho tiempo en un centro educativo, el único de régimen civil que había en aquel entonces en toda Latinoamérica, con chicos internados de situación económica escasa, posición social baja, huérfanos o violados.
Había casos muy duros. Con otros muchachos teníamos armada una estructura en la que cumplíamos varios roles. Hacía de todo... Y como veía sufrir a los pibes cuando iba la gente de Gendarmería a cortarles el pelo, monté una peluquería en una cabaña y hacían cola para que los atendiera".
El 10 de agosto del `76 se instaló en Buenos Aires para formarse como actor, alentado por sus padres, "y el 12, como regalo de cumpleaños, tomé mi primera clase de actuación, con Luis Tasca". Para sostenerse a la distancia y cumplir el viejo sueño heredado, "trabajé en una rotisería pelando papas y lavando cacerolas y en una obra en construcción de Perón y 9 de Julio... El día que me fui, los compañeros me regalaron un ladrillo con sus nombres tallados".
Carpintero de profesión y sencillo en las formas, entiende que "mi medio de vida, que es este medio, no me secuestró, no me robó un porcentaje importante de mi personalidad.
Yo no la careteo ni tengo posturas para afuera. Soy esto que ves".
El actor que sueña con hacer Cyrano de Bergerac en teatro, ahora protagoniza Alguien que me quiera (a las 19, por El Trece), en la piel de El Negro, "un personaje de esos que a mí me gusta hacer, porque mis galanes siempre fueron terrenales, tal vez por mi perfil en la vida. Nunca fueron personajes inalcanzables. Sé que no soy una competencia para los tipos. Además, mi gran orgullo es el público masculino", aquel que seguramente empezó a seducir en una cancha de fútbol, haciendo goles sin necesidad de jugar a la pelota.
What's the matter with you, Laport? - What is the matter with all of us?
Osvaldo Laport was the main topic on TV gossip programs during great part of the week. Everything began, supposedly, on Friday last week, during the party given due to Franco Buenaventura's one hundred episodes, the melodramatic soap broadcast on television that Laport plays the lead in for Telefé. Clearly angry, the actor gave a couple of answers which were out of tone. And the TV programmes answered with a series of explanations about his unusual attitude. To sum up: that he arrived at the party drunk, that he is separating from his wife, that he is at odds with the whole cast, that he angry with Claudio Villarruel (programming director of the channel), that he thinks he’s the best, that he thinks he’s Che Guevara, etc.
Yesterday morning, coffee in between before his singing class, Laport had an extended talk with Clarín newspaper. He gives his version of the facts, about his mood, about his relation towards the press, about life in general.
- What is happening in Franco Buenaventura? - I have already worked with casts with whom we didn’t get on. This is not the case. We did not get along badly. There have been some problems but they have to do with the characters's stories, and that happened in every serial that I have made. For instance, during the last three last months filming “Beyond the horizon”, I almost ended fighting the producer Omar Romay because I disliked what they were writing. The audience does not know that, and it didn’t stop the soap from being such overwhelming success. Now, I might not liked to have left the Tango aside, but I had to listen to other reasons, and if the new things work, they are welcome. What there is definitely in Franco ... is a great number of people worried, because the media destroy a product that is a job source for a lot of families, and this is not taken into account.
- What question in particular made you so angry?
- There is a great exhaustion. Ever since we began they kept saying that the program was doing badly. And we keep the same average rating figures. I want to believe that these people, when they sign a contract, also have the peace of mind that for a while they are going to keep on eating…
- Why did you accuse them of being ignorant of the situation of the country? Wasn’t that a bit arrogant? They still give scores for the best or worst dressed, when there are actors that go for a premiere so that a producer would see them and they wear what they can afford. Little poor person! Let's stop talking nonsense.
- Let’s come to an agreement that a great many people get involved with pleasure. - I do not. And I am not afraid of these gentlemen that believe that they have power, because I am not their invention. I am a hard working person who has always worked hard. I respect a worker I have in front of me and that’s why I apologized to those two reporters. I am a pacific type. I simply reacted once. But do not annoy me.
- What is your problem with Mario Pergolini?
- That he talked about me as an individual, not about one of my characters, neither with my work. He and Marcelo Polino talked about my sexuality, about my family. I tell these gentlemen's mothers to take care of themselves, because for a higher rating figure they are going to kill them. As for me, I am not going to look for them, but if they cross my way, they are going to end up with a black eye
- Were you drunk in the famous party? - I said it myself, just wanting to be nice. I had been having dinner with my wife ( Viviana Sáez ) and yes, I had drunk a bottle of wine. But I do not say what I do not want in public, not even drunk.
- Is it true that you are separating? - The Ingalls also had crisis. We are going through a situation that many couples have. We would not have gone to a restaurant to discuss the future of our marriage. I want to make things very clear: If I have problems with my wife or with Telefé, I am not going to tell it to the press.
- So it means that this is not the best of times for you… - we all are in a situation of terrible violence. Apart from what may happen in my job, I have my life. And I am afraid, I worry a lot. They tried to kidnap me 20 days ago. I was getting home at night. They drove in front of my car; I swerved and we drove side by side for a long distance until I could escape. They were the same guys who have kidnapped a business man in Pacheco.
- And how did you escape? - Just because I was so alert. I go past my daughter’s school and if I see a strange car I phone the school and tell them. And the same Friday of the party I found myself in the middle of 500 patrol cars in an attempt of an express kidnapping. I was there, lying back in the car in case they shot. It is very difficult to live this way...
Enrique irresistible and Katriel in the series "A girl named Destiny," Federico seductive in "My lady" - he has long since become one of the most beloved actors of our.
Now Oswaldo returned to the colorful image Katrielya. He plays a brawny, handsome in a new telenovela "I - Roma" studio "Pol-ka, concurrently began season with the play" Taxi 2 ", and the role of teacher Franco left for him in the past. A year ago, when the "Lovers of Tango" was broadcast in Argentina, Laporte experienced is not the best period. The country was in serious crisis, television, fever, and ratings have fallen hopelessly serials - "Lovers in the tango" was no exception. Writers and producers make every effort to raise the popularity of novels, adjusting the development of the plot under the bias of the public. Osvaldo always been against such a "populist" approach: once opened a scene with the producer of "Girls on behalf of Destiny" Alejandro Roma the same reason. Not silent, and this time, resulting quarreled with the creators of the series, including the director of channel programs "Te-le-fe" Claudio Vilyaruelom. The press also got from the actor: he (quite rightly!) Accused the Argentine media that they are fanning rumors and write about the failure of the series, that is not a true. Journalists were not left in debt: sarcastically called the star "of the new Che Guevara" and attributed his rudeness, and even excessive drinking. During the filming of the series Laporta attempted to rob. He returned late in the evening after work, home and car thieves blocked his path. But Oswald did not lose his head, managed to unscrew the steering wheel and overtake the bandits. Those set off in pursuit and chased him for a long time. On top of all the misfortunes he nearly divorced his wife - actress Vivian Sц¦ez, with which they have lived together for over 20 years. Their daughter Hasmin this year marks the eight. Fortunately, a family crisis is over, problems with work, too: Laporta immediately invited to a major role in "I - Roma," and he went to the Te-le-fe ", even being able to rest between shootings. Completing the work in "Lovers in the tango," Osvaldo has already begun intensive preparations for a new way: he had to lose weight by four pounds, learn a flamenco dance and put a gold crown on the tooth. Incidentally, in this series actor not only dancing but also singing. He had two years with his wife taking vocal lessons from a private teacher, and very soon will release his first CD.
To stardom Laporte penetrated more than 10 years. Born in an ordinary family (his father worked as a star at the factory, my mother was a housewife), he and his childhood dream was to become a famous artist in 20 years, left his native city of the Uruguayan Lacasa, and arrived in Buenos Aires - with no money and documents. Two days later, already enrolled in drama school, Luis Taxco, where, incidentally, met his future wife Vivian. Looking at the successes of the best student, himself the head of courses Luis Tasca recommended Laporte's first in the theater, and then on TV. However, true success came to the actor only in the early 90's. -------------------------------------- перевод
In Uruguay, his father inculcated him a compulsory " yes, sir..." when addressing to people. At the time, he was a little newspaper delivery boy and he dreamt of living in Buenos Aires, in a flat with an elevator. Some time later, he arrived at his one-bedded flat in Congreso. His relatives used to visit him and cram in mattresses on the floor. The years and success gave him revenge. At 50, the main character of. “Son de Fierro”, says “yes, sir” to whoever he wants, lives his life with a philosophy and he is alone, after a marriage of 27 years. “I hate to be waited for because I hate to wait ", he says because he arrived a little late. However, neither his appearance nor his voice is tense. Not even a sign of hysteria. If it were not Osvaldo Laport, the main character of "Son de Fierro", he could be easily mistaken for a yoga or an alternative therapies professor. At the dressing room, he asks for that "which I always have rice with and a drink with green tea", he lies down in the armchair, and with the typical Spanish "tu" in his lips, he finds the perfect tone to describe his mood. The key word will be "balance" and instead of using adjectives he will illustrate each sentence with flashbacks, to which, perhaps ever since he started therapy, he's trying to return, to the road of his roots. - How do you get on with your Martín, the character of "Son de Fierro"? I am having a great time. I've always had fun with my characters, beyond success or failure or whether it was a well sold product in the suitable time with the adequate logistic support. I say this because there are products I've participated in, with a good book and a good production, but which have been wrong framed in the schedule and not very well supported by the channel, the producer or the media. There are always interests that leave the actor unprotected but, please, I do not want to pretend to be a victim. The actor is art and that's it. For that reason you enjoy yourself ... Exactly. For example, in "Emerald necklace" which I usually call "melons necklace" as a joke, I remember that when the character had to wear a costume with a beard and long hair, I had a lot of fun and I defended the character's part to death. But this crazy thing about the rating, meaning; no, you come here, no, over there (he pants as if he gets out of breath), let's undress him, no, around here, all that crazy things in which we, actors, are. I eagerly defend this genre, and I talk about joy, and I liked Emerald Necklace a lot ... in spite of the rating. And definitely, I am having a great time now with my Martín Fierro. _ How did you live your return to Pol-k? Going back to Pol-k is always nice. Everytime I worked at Pol-k was with successful products and which have broken off certain schemes. I came across a man and when we looked at each other - even though we always looked at each other with the same look and we always fought in favor of the product, and I am talking about the Chueco, Adrián ( Suar ), we said "It's been a long time, we have gone along a long road!. We know each other very well, so, our dialogues are much more enjoyable. _ What do you do not to get stressed by so much pressure to win the primetime? _There are people who do not know that it is difficult to produce and, for a long time, have been suggesting that I work as a producer. But I do not want that, I do not feel it, because I still have a lot to give as an actor and I do not want to complicate my life with producing. Perhaps, in the future, I don't know ... But, in order to answer you, I tell you than the thing is: My only concern is that, about each new character, if the audience will be expectant and say: let’s see what Laport does today. You have a special feeling with popular characters. Who do you steal those manners from, that personality? _It is true but I do not steal, I borrow those things from beings that I love and admire. They may seem a stereotype but they are around each corner. There is a wonderful anecdote, of many years ago: Juan Domingo Platón, was a character I played in a novel with (Darío) Grandinetti and (Silvia) Montanari. He was a very country type driver, like a farmer, but very nice. And he talked this way: Bad ray split you, Benito (says with serious voice) and I borrowed that accent from an aunt, Tita, my mother’s sister, who lived in the countryside… an aunt that I loved (pauses to collect himself). He tightens the space between his eyebrows. My old folks took her home, which, for her, was like going to New York and they told her I was on TV. “Ah, Does the Osvaldo work on television? And when she listens to me talking that way, she tells my mother: "Negrita, How silly is the Osvaldo! why does he talk that way? (he laughs). She never realized it was her.
After 25 years working on television, do you work more relaxed or more pressed than before? _More relaxed today, due to my maturity and growth. I learned how to have a good time. I come from a cradle, and I do not criticize my parents, with an excess of responsibility and respect. On the one hand, those teachings were positive, however much I could have led astray or do crazy things, because temptations are present all the time when you are a teenager, but today, thanks to therapy and to experience, I have broken away from schemes and structures. It doesn’t mean that there is not respect or that I don’t value my family's principles but I enjoy more, I have more fun and I do not get angry so often. I used to get angry very often due to that obsession to work… everything had to be impeccable. _Very omnipotent? No, it was not omnipotence, it was an excess of ... I Remember I was very little, I remember it very clearly, a friend of my dad's got to my house and greeted me: " Hello, Osvaldo, How are you?. Fine, I answered. “Fine, sir”, my father corrected me. Fine, sir, I repeated. Do you understand? And today, I say “sir” whenever I feel like it.
You learned how to leave the load aside ... I no longer have so much load, although I keep on doing the same thing. Do not forget that from the Indian Catriel it is like they do not forgive you if you are tall, if you are short, fatter or older ... And I can deal with all this by understanding that I am 50, that I look and feel good, and that I have to enjoy life. Why not having a glass of wine at night? Why not having a barbecue at weekend? I didn’t use to do that before. I lived a lot of years with the responsibility of not failing the audience. My work consumed my life very much ... due to that excess of responsibility. I was a delivery boy at 8: I’ve been working for 42 years non stop. You were born in a little town close to Colonia, Uruguay (Juan Lacaze). I imagine that you were raised surrounded by very calm and contemplative people ... ... and I am still that way. Until after you entered the crazy wheel. I already suffered through all the stages. When I came to Buenos Aires, my wish was to live in a very high place with an elevator (he laughs). When I finally managed to send the tickets to my family, I lived in a one-bedded flat in Lavalle and Rodríguez Peña, on the 7th floor. For me, that was high. On seeing the building, my nephew, Martín, , told me looking up: Ahhh, your house is very nice, uncle… and when we got in, he never understood why we spent 15 days in a two by two room, heaped up with the mattresses on the floor (he laughs). Those are the things that I treasure and that were useful for me to move on and then go back to my roots. Today my house is my wire to ground. _ What are your limits on TV? According to the product and according to schedule. “Son de Fierro” is watched by many children. It is an elegant product with a good sense of humour, although I may sound stupid, and I take care of that. _ Does your daughter (Jasmine, 11) watch you? Yes, she is a fan but she also gives her opinion and criticizes and she watches “Son de Fierro” because her boyfriend is in it, Mariano Martínez. The fool sent her a magazine in which he had appeared, with his autograph and with a dedication that seemed like a love declaration. And, when she is grown up, I am going to be thirty something, the son of a bitch tells me. _ Do you censure what she watches on TV? Her mother and I usually check what she sees on TV and Internet. But she is very well-balanced. We talk a lot. She’s very mature for her age. We talk about life, sex. One day she tells me: Dad, I have to talk with you. Let’s go to my room. She closes the door and asks me: "What is sperm? (He laughs). I explained more or less to her about love, the naked bodies ... "And didn’t you ask mom? The fact is that with mom we talked about boyfriends, she answered me . _ How is your relationship with Jazmín's mom (actress Viviana Sáez)? I am in a stage of separation, seeing what happens. I am busy at organizing my life, my house, taxes, my daughter when she is with me, and that’s why I arrived late today. I am alone after 27 years of marriage. I have to rearrange myself, even though there is a lady that helps me at home, Graciela, who has been with me for 16 years.
Alone at 50. Do you take it with the optimism of the new bachelor or with the sadness of not being with your family? _Ufff. My life always has always been atypical ... I did not need this stage of loneliness or bachelorhood. I respect this stage, this gap. My philosophy is that we have to let life decant, we should not press things to happen, we have to let it flow naturally. Beyond the pain, I cannot take any decision for third parties, in this case my daughter. I have to live this moment, as well as my daughter and Viviana have to. Life will tell. I have to accept this stage, like it or not, in pain or doing anything I feel like doing. I admit that this situation took me by surprise. _ Are you open or fearful to love and to another opportunity? I observe myself all the time. I am in complete adolescence, and adolescence means to lack something. Viviana is going through it and, somehow Jazmín, but without our generation's backpacks. When I told her that dad and mom were going to try a separation, I told her that it was not melodramatic; it was all about a search for happiness and joy. I am not even in a hurry to see what is going to happen. I am trying to cope with anxiety so that life can flow as it should.
01-Ansiedad 02-Ojala 03-Guardián de tu piel 04-Piel de tango 05-Vivo para amarte 06-Se le parece el amor 07-Aléjate 08-Como volver a amar 09-Se nos rompió el amor 10-Entrégate 11-Tristeza amarga 12-Te tengo que encontrar