Accompanied by women who encourage her – this is the motto in the life of the actress Tais AraujoThe 43-year-old did not miss an opportunity to condemn the racism and machismo that is rampant in Brazil. In response to what she was reading, she reached for the bookshelf at home for five books by black novelists and intellectuals: Bell Hooks, Cida Bento, Sueli Carneiro, Angela Davis and Toni Morrison. “My feelings when I read these black women belong,” Tais says shifting.
Twice appearing in Mipad, the English acronym of the 100 Most Influential People of Africa in the World, the actor is the protagonist of Face and CourageTV Globo’s 7 o’clock aesthetics, which will be released on the 30th with a romantic comedy and is currently showing in theaters Interim measuresThe film, directed by her husband Lázaro Ramos, was viewed by 400,000 people in four weeks.
However, he has no plans to invest in an international career. “I have two children to raise, I take them to school every day, I do not have time to think about it,” he joked during a conversation with VEJA RIO.
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You are always involved in various projects. Do you balance your career and personal life well? Me? Forget it, there is no reconciliation. It would be a lie to say I could. I balance the dishes all the time. Then a plate fell off, I picked it up, closed it, and sometimes it got really bad. Not everything will work out. Even because there is no way to be complete in everything and all the time.
Do you feel guilty? There are many. What blames me the most is the relationship with the children, especially when I do dramas because we watch so little and it does not It’s not their fault for the career I chose. I try to be together in my free time, but often it is not a quality time because I am always tired and thinking about the scenes where I have to study the things to do.
What are your biggest challenges as a mother? Understand that they are not my extensions. I was well nurtured but very strict. There is no mention of drugs, sex. Today, with everything they have on the internet, there is no way to ignore these issues. The phrase we use most often here at home is: No difficult conversation.
Planning to invest in an international career? I’m lazy, that’s true. With two children to raise and a career of more than thirty years, I did not have time to think about it. At 43, would I knock on the door of an audition in Hollywood to get it? If it happens, it’s because it fell on my lap.
Are there any changes in the sequel and in the market regarding black characters and actors? Yes there is, but it is still far from what it should be. It’s a shame when I see surveys being conducted to find out if black viewers want to see themselves on TV. It’s clear we want to see each other that you can not do a play in Bahia full of white people. Demand has it all over the world and those who do not meet will lose the audience, money and space.
Are you a symbol of these changes? Only from Globo I am 25 years old and I have seen a lot of things change for the better. However, I have more opportunities than any other black star. I’m not the most talented or the most beautiful. I just became the actor I am today because I can exercise, have opportunities, afford and get luggage.
Is it good to joke again? I like to do novels at 7 o’clock because it is light and we have to laugh to see the novel a little light. No one can withstand the constant shock with the tightness in their chests. Comedy and art provide a moment of escape.
Your character in Face and Courage Is a successful businessman. Do you write it with someone in mind? I know many women who are leading companies like Rachel Maia and Luiza Trajano. I like talking to them because it’s universally different from mine. But I know it is still not natural to see women in power. We live in a country that is racist and immoral. Patriarchy is a big obstacle, but it is already understood that the more women in power, the better our lives will be.
Participate in action scenes? This part I left with Paolla (Olivia) And Marcelo (sawn) Because I do not have the slightest professionalism for action. It’s not my talent. We must know what it is for in life.
“There is no point in being an artist, not looking at the country we live in”
Have you ever experienced racism or harassment in the workplace? I recently had this situation. Just because I am the protagonist of an opera does not mean that it did not happen to me. No one is free, just be with your guard a little lower. If someone catches you at a fragile moment when you realize you are already stuck, cry and tremble.
How do you put yourself in these situations? That’s what I say to all women: we must always be careful not to restrict anyone. No one can infect you and your body. People always say: But everything is racism, is everything machismo? Yes, because Brazil is built on these two pillars. From that understanding, we can speak and start doing damage. It is an exercise.
Lázaro, who directed her in the cinema, announced that he was jealous in her kiss scene in Interim measures. Do you feel jealous? I usually pretend. Inside, I died of jealousy, but I did not show it, so I was not open. Only now does he know (Laugh)
People think you are the perfect margarine business partner. Is there a recipe? If I had it, I would sell it there. Someone told me about marriage: When it comes down to it, focus on the good, and if it works, go for it. You have to go back and remember why you chose that person.
Is it hard to live in an epidemic? If someone told me we were getting married and spent 24 hours together, I would probably say no, we just have to be more discriminating with the help we render toward other people.
After nearly twenty years of treatment, what is the biggest lesson? Learn to deal with frustration and expectations. And always try to be honest with me because sometimes we have access.
Have you ever been threatened by a political statement? Yes, but when I perform, I do not speak for myself because my life is very good. I am looking at Brazil for gas cylinders which today cost 10% of the minimum wage.
How do you handle attacks? Being an artist does not make sense to look at the country we live in. I come here to entertain and make you laugh, yes, but also to make a reflection.
What do you expect from the upcoming election? The new president. Brazil Do not disappoint me.