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Itziar Ituño, from “La casa de papel”, alone with Infobae: “The series was a social phenomenon”

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Itziar Ituño alone with TechMarkup: the actress was present at the Comic Con in Argentina.

Itziar Ituno was a key piece in the series The Money Heist. There she played the inspector Raquel Murillo who was assigned the case of the robbers of the Spanish Mint. Murillo functioned as a kind of mediator who spoke with the brains of the mission, The Professor (Alvaro Morte).

In the framework of Comic-Con in Argentina, Ituno was as a special guest and spoke with TechMarkup about the phenomenon of this series that is still something to talk about and the movie that is filming in Argentina.

Itziar Ituño, the Basque actress who played Raquel Murillo in "La casa de papel. (Paula Abella for Argentina Comic Con)
Itziar Ituño, the Basque actress who played Raquel Murillo in “La casa de papel. (Paula Abella for Argentina Comic Con)

The phenomenon of The Money Heist continues to impact, and without a doubt, your character was key in the story. How did your career change and what did this character mean to you?

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-It was a project that was going to last 8 or 9 months, that’s why I accepted it, because I had a lot of theater and I didn’t have anything clear when I moved to Madrid to work (I’m from the Basque Country). It was to change my whole life, but I said to myself: “Well, it’s like 8, 9 months, anyone can take the pull”. And suddenly it becomes a wheel that doesn’t stop. It premieres on Netflix and begins to have word of mouth. One thing that we could not believe, a social phenomenon that is upon us, and that was the part that you did not expect: participate in a project that initially wasn’t very big because it was for open Spanish television, and Netflix grabs it and the boom explodes.

-And then the world recognition came…

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-Exact. Suddenly there is the possibility of doing a third, fourth, fifth part, with which we were happy to have a job, to be with a platform as big as Netflix. It has really opened the doors for me internationally. And it is true that thanks a little to The Money Heist one has become better known, and that is why I am here doing lateral Thinking, because someone saw me in the series.

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The film that the actress went to film in Buenos Aires is called "Lateral Thought."  (Urban)
The film that the actress went to film in Buenos Aires is called “Lateral Thought.” (Urban)

The film lateral thinking It is a thriller in which Itziar plays a psychologist who is kidnapped by a group of three men played by Alberto Ammann, Mauricio Paniagua Y Cesar Bordon. “It has a script by Mariano Hueter, it is his first work in cinema although he has already directed many series, he is a very young director and has clear ideas”, Ituño explains. “The role that has touched me is impressive, not every day a character like that arrives, from Julia. And the cast I am with is brutal: there is César Bordón Mauricio Paniagua and Alberto Ammann, whom I love despite the fact that in the film they crush me alive and torture me, ”she laughs and is grateful.

In “Lateral Thinking” she plays a psychologist who is kidnapped.

-The impact of The Money Heist now comes the korean version. Do you know who is going to play your role, does it intrigue you?

-They gave us the information but I don’t remember, the names are a bit difficult and apart from that I usually have a very bad memory. I think I saw it in a photo and I want to see what work they are going to do, and watch out for Koreans who do very powerful things like the squid game Y parasites I am amused that a remake is made, so out of curiosity I will look at it, to see how it goes. And as they do it better it will be…. It’s going to be terrible if it comes out better than the original (laughs). I really wish you the best of luck.

Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño and Esther Acebo in "The paper house".  (TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX)
Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño and Esther Acebo in “The paper house”. (TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX)

The Money Heist, Apart from his script, he had a lot of impact with the music. What does the song mean to you beautiful bye What became so popular with the series?

-I knew the song from before, the anti-fascist partisan movement in Europe is very powerful and I already knew that anthem. That anthem has a story for which many people have died. But suddenly the series puts it there and popularizes it among the younger generations, and that part is positive: that suddenly when it comes to vindicating their struggles, students, women, workers use it, it makes me very excited. It is true that one already from so much listening says: “that’s it”, but what was generated is a good thing.

Are you still in contact with the group? Do you have a chat?

We have a WhatsApp chat from The Money Heist. I think almost all of us are there and we usually comment on curious things when we go around the world. If anyone comes across a reference to the series, they post it in the group, or we talk when it’s someone’s birthday. It used to throw off sparks when we were at it, we would talk about everything out there. Now everyone is on their own projects.

Itziar Ituño performed before a crowd at Comic Con held in Argentina.  (Paula Abella for Argentina Comic Con)
Itziar Ituño performed before a crowd at Comic Con held in Argentina. (Paula Abella for Argentina Comic Con)

-And lastly, what Argentine words make you laugh?

-There are some that I already brought from tangos, from lunfardo like morph (to eat). But there is a word that I like and it is “handle”. “Rosquear” I also like, and “el coso”, “el cosito” is sticking to me a bit.

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