After the controversy starring Fernando Colunga when he unexpectedly left the Malverde project : the patron saint of Telemundo, Pedro Fernández confirmed that he will take the reins of the narcoserie, with which he decides to return to the recording forums after several years of absence from the television screens
The 51-year-old actor broke the news on the Hoy Día program, where he revealed his reasons for accepting this character that has been attracting attention for several months and that means a completely different turn to what he has done in all his artistic career.
“I am very happy, happy and excited about a wonderful project that we will soon start recording and that will surely be liked by the public. With a very high expectation and with great enthusiasm I announce that I am the protagonist of this new imposing series called Malverde and I love it, it is a wonderful challenge that I take with great affection, emotion and joy, ”he commented on the Telemundo morning program.
He stressed that he will soon begin filming the narcoseries, which intends to publicize the legend Jesús Juárez Mazo, better known as Malverde.
The singer also indicated that he decided to play this role because it was time to return to television: “It is a beautiful story … the cast is extraordinary and I consider that the time I had to wait between one production and another was enough for the public to rest from my image and return with such an important project, with a role that he is going to demand of me, because playing a character like Malverde will not be easy, there is a preparation, an awareness of what this represents and I was very pleased with the invitation and Telemundo's confidence. ”
Fernández highlighted his emotion to bring Malverde's main character to life : the patron saint , as well as the sentiment of his family, who has supported him in choosing this new project.
“ Malverde will be an important start and I hope that the successes for the Telemundo network continue ”, he highlighted .
Pedro Fernández joined the cast after the controversial departure of Fernando Colunga, who had been confirmed with great fanfare as the protagonist of the project by Telemundo.
It was last week when the US network announced the retirement of the soap opera heartthrob and speculation around him began to circulate like wildfire.
“Telemundo has made the creative decision to work with Fernando Colunga on other projects, so he will not be part of the cast star of Malverde. We are delighted that Fernando is part of the Telemundo family, and we are already developing two new projects by the end of this year, ”the television station reported.
It is believed that Fernando Colunga did not participate in this narco-series due to an alleged fear of contracting coronavirus and alleged disagreements with the character and the project's production
The journalist Gustavo Adolfo Infante spoke remotely with the actor about the reasons behind his abandonment of the series and commented on De Primera Mano : “'The executives told me' Fernando, we don't want you to do this project. We have others ahead 'and I say' by when? And he says 'later'. I ask him when later, if at the end of the year. 'No, I think that in a couple of months I will be in a position to tell you. ”
The journalist highlighted that Fernando Colunga does not want to travel to Mexico due to the health situation regarding COVID-19 and that the country is facing a critical situation derived from contagions