Lucas Deluti, a young talent from Bahia, is no stranger to the spotlight. From the tender age of 13, he began his musical journey, following in the footsteps of his family of musicians. Raised in an environment where music was the universal language, Lucas walked the path of art from an early age. The incentive came directly from the singer Cláudia Leitte, who not only encouraged, but also opened doors for her career.
Today, at the age of 20, Lucas embarks on a new challenge, this time in the audiovisual world. He brings Diguinho to life in “Além do Guarda-Roupa,” a series available on HBO Max. The character, a 15-year-old black belt in Taekwondo, faces not only the complexities of adolescence, but also the process of discovering his sexuality.
In addition, Lucas takes on a dual role in “De Volta ao 15,” a Netflix production, where he plays Fagulha, a character who maintains mysteries that go far beyond what the eyes can see. His artistic versatility shines through as he takes on the challenge of playing two completely different characters.
With a wide range of influences ranging from international stars like Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake to Bahian music icons like Gilberto Gil and Ivete Sangalo, Lucas Deluti is the embodiment of Bahia’s rich cultural melting pot. His talent and dedication are proof that he is ready to shine both in music and in the world of audiovisual entertainment. This young prodigy is a testament to the power of passion and support from those who believe in their dreams. Lucas Deluti’s rise has just begun, and the world is eager to see what he does next.
You started your singing career at the age of 13. How was that initial journey into music and how did the influence of your family of musicians, including your keyboardist father Claudia Leitte, shape your path?
Growing up surrounded by a family full of artists was crucial for me to find myself as an artist. It was accompanying my mother and sister in their shows, rehearsals and dance classes that I became interested in dance, but at the Sunday party where my grandparents, uncles and cousins pick up their instruments and making music that I started to enjoy playing the instruments, and accompanying them. my father to Claudinha Leitte’s rehearsals and shows that I fell in love with singing and seeing that artist so diverse, complete and performative that I understood the type of singer I would like to be. My father is Claudinha’s music producer, but they’ve also been friends for years and this relationship passes on to our families, and from that family relationship she has supported me since I started my career until today, advising me and cheering me on me.
In addition to music, you also ventured into the audiovisual world, playing characters in series such as “Além do Guarda-Roroupa” (HBO Max) and “De volta ao 15” (Netflix). How did you handle that transition and what challenges did you face in bringing these characters to life?
This transition happened very naturally. In parallel with my musical career, I’ve always been part of actors’ centers, taking free courses and theater plays, but it was from 2018 onwards that I started to see acting not only as a hobby but also as a profession. It was in 2018 that I did my first audiovisual project, with an independent series for the Rio de Janeiro production company, 3 films table, and from then on I auditioned for other projects and films, but my career in music was taking off and I was able to to divide. Until, in 2022, I couldn’t run away anymore and I went to São Paulo to record series for Netflix and HBOMAX. I confess that reconciling these two worlds is very difficult, as each one of them requires a lot of time and intensity, but I have made it a challenge to be fought.
You said that the characters Fagulha and Diguinho have something in common with you: determination to achieve goals. How do you think these traits reflect your own journey as an artist?
That’s the magic of acting, we’re always proposing to experience new things with our characters. With Diguinho and Fagulha that experience was very intense, they are very different characters, one is a very shy young man, he is understanding his sexuality in such a homophobic environment, which is the soft arts, and the other is a super determined, ironic and very gallant. And with that I’m learning with the characters, not only learning a new instrument or learning a martial art that I’ve never done in my life, but also getting to know new feelings in myself from the characters and discovering new worlds, this is without a doubt what most I love this profession.
His musical career began with incredible prominence when he opened for Salvador’s carnival at the age of 13. What was that experience like and how did it influence your development as an artist?
Getting on a 13-year-old electric trio for the first time is certainly very transformative. I did the furdunço for 3 years in a row, so I grew as a person and an artist along with the carnival, improving my singing, becoming more familiar with leading, animating and entertaining a crowd and becoming a more eclectic and diverse artist!
You’ve said you have a variety of musical inspirations, from Bruno Mars to Gilberto Gil. How do you combine these diverse influences into your own music?
In addition to combining different styles in one song, having this variety of inspirations makes me a more complete artist. I have artists like Gil as a composition inspiration, artists like Bruno Mars as an inspiration to be an artist who combines singing with dancing, innovation in clips and performances, and all of this adds up to the artist Lucas Deluti. I love being diverse, that’s what I want to show Brazil, I want to show that complete artists exist in our country, that exist in Bahia. I want to be seen as an artist who plays multiple instruments, who sings, dances and acts.
In “Além do Guarda-Roupa”, you play Diguinho, a 15-year-old young man who is discovering his sexuality. What was it like tackling this topic and what message do you hope the series conveys to viewers?
I am happy to be a spokesperson for issues such as sexuality. These topics need to be much more addressed among families, and our Beyond the Wardrobe series is there for that! It’s a series for the whole family, which in addition to bringing joy, being a light and enjoyable series to marathon, brings reflections. My character, Diguinho, is discovering his sexuality and at the same time struggling to become a great Taekwondo athlete, which is a challenge for being such a homophobic environment, and more than that, wanting to open up to his coach who is his father but not able to. We need to have stories like these on screens so that children and young people can grow up without the pressure of being a mold of society, but have the freedom to be who they want to be.
In addition to acting, his song “Te Foundi” is part of the soundtrack of “Além do Guarda-Roupa”. How does it feel to have your music associated with an audiovisual project and how do you see the intersection between your music and acting?
It’s a dream come true! The song Te Foundi is a composition of mine and having it as the soundtrack of a series as great as ADG is an achievement, and it is even more special because it is the soundtrack of my character. That’s my goal, to take my two passions with me wherever I go, and I’m very happy that HBO and Netflix are together with me in the goal of showing my plurality as an artist.
You had the support of singer Claudia Leitte since the beginning of your career. How did that connection impact your artistic journey and what did you learn from that experience?
Living in the same musical environment where Claudia works and breathes music made me learn a lot, it was inevitable to share that joy with me, I walked through music step by step until I started recording professional songs, uploading them to digital platforms, recording clips with all care inspired by all the digital and audio visual content that Claudianha released, I have the support of my Father Luciano Pinto who is her keyboardist, Director and Music Producer, then Claudia, seeing our care and professionalism, shared my songs and Clips on her social networks, presented my clips on Multshow programs, Canal Bis as a novelty, he took me to pick up in his trio, participated in my live during the pandemic and we uploaded a song together on spotyfi! All this certainly helped me and helps me to open doors,
What are your biggest ambitions in the art world and how do you plan to get started?
I am very happy and honored to have managed to conquer a space and prominence in Bahian music and to have started very well in the audiovisual world. Starting my career as an actor with two very successful series on great streamings has opened doors for me and my ambition is that I can take advantage of all the opportunities that are coming with excellence and a lot of professionalism, just like everything I propose to do! !
Now that you have a successful career in both music and acting, how do you balance those two passions? Are there any future projects where you would like to combine both skills?
My desire is to bring music to as many projects as I can. And I am very happy that I am already able to do this with the Netflix and HBO platforms, now my team and I are working to be able to do this in future projects, in addition to continuing to release songs and clips as I always have.
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