The plot “Todas As Flores”, a work by João Emanuel Carneiro, originally aired on Globoplay and which became a hot topic in many subscriber conversations, recently debuted on TV Globo. In addition to the evil deeds of the mafia mother Zoé (Regina Casé) and the acid attitudes of Vanessinha (Letícia Colin), the narrative presents a delicious variety of female figures. One of them is Brenda, a 22-year-old young woman, resident of Gamboa and a single mother.
The actress, who has a love for cinema, is a homebody who got closer to social media due to the increasing digitalization of the world. She aims for fame only because of successful work. Heloisa Honein has just participated in “Guerreiros do Sol”, a Globoplay production scheduled for next year, playing Maura, a single mother, like Brenda. However, Maura is more romantic and well received by the family.
Heloisa deeply admires the audiovisual universe, especially the Brazilian one. It highlights the quality of professionals who are capable of creating perfect environments and scenarios to deliver products to the public. Upon entering Brenda’s set for the first time, she was impressed by the care and artistic direction work.
She grew up in Jacarepaguá and, before becoming an actress, worked as a store attendant in a shopping mall in Barra. Art has always been part of her life, even when her family preferred her to pursue other areas, such as Law. However, her taste for literature, especially in Sociology classes, led her to a course at the Wolf Maya school. During quarantine at the age of 22, she practiced Yoga, which helped her deal better with adversity. Now, with her social life back, she decided to train in Yoga and teach classes.
Despite being 24 years old, Heloisa has tastes that she considers inconsistent with her age. She enjoys theater, works out, reads, doesn’t usually drink, likes exhibitions and values the carnival experience.
What was it like for you, Heloisa Honein, to participate in the premiere of “Todas As Flores” on TV Globo, especially considering that the plot gained prominence on Globoplay?
It was wonderful! The open channel covered even more and the public response was immediate. I was very excited and happy with the audience interaction.
Her character, Brenda, is described as a young single mother who dreams of being famous. How did you prepare to play this character?
I read a book that I passionately love by Carla Madeira “everything is a river” and I was inspired by real people who dream of fame at any cost.
You mentioned that the streaming platform and open TV can provide different perceptions of the same character. How do you believe the open TV audience will receive the character Brenda?
I believe that (I could be wrong) but the open channel received Brenda in a lighter way. I felt the response to this in my networks. On Globoplay, I followed her on Twitter and there they didn’t have much patience for her, no.
“Guerreiros do Sol” is another Globoplay production in which you are involved. Could you share a little about her role as Maura and what it was like working on this plot?
Unfortunately I can’t say anything about her. But it was a wonderful experience! I’m a fan of the northeast and its culture. They produce the most beautiful things in Brazil. For me it was an honor!
You highlight the importance of art in your life. How do you see the role of art, especially in the context of your career?
Important and essential. It is my starting point, my middle and my end. It’s everything to me. I look for art every day, in everything I do. From a book, a song I listen to, to a banal conversation with someone I meet. It does me a lot of good and makes me happy to notice art in these simple things, really. I love discovering new music and falling in love with it. Read a book and fall in love with it. Go to an exhibition and look at everything quietly. I like it and I’m made of it. These things inevitably add to my work. I think every actor is curious about life.
You mentioned auditioning for the role of Brenda. How did you receive the news that you had gotten the role?
The casting producer (Dani Pereira) called me saying that I had passed. I thanked him at the time, but it didn’t even sink in. It dropped when I hung up the phone… then I burst into tears. Lots of crying! I was so happy!
In addition to acting, you mentioned your interest in Yoga. How does this practice influence your life and, eventually, your work as an actress?
Influence on everything. In my relationship with myself, with the people around me, with the universe, with beings, with food… everything! I feel much more benevolent, peaceful, loving, respectful, etc. It’s a revolutionary practice, really. And in my work it gives me a lot of presence and focus. I am very focused and disciplined. I think it comes from there.
You emphasize your relationship with the discipline, responsibility and focus acquired through the practice of Yoga. How are these elements reflected in your professional approach?
I’m very straight-laced. I’m not late, I’m all decorated. If I record on Monday, I won’t go out on the weekend. I like to save energy, stay quiet at home, study, look for references… sometimes I think I’m too straight-faced and boring about it, but I like being like that. I take my work very seriously. It’s my number one priority.
You talked about your personal tastes, such as theater, reading, cinema and exhibitions. How do these interests contribute to your artistic journey?
It ends up giving me a base and provides references. Through these arts I end up experiencing things that I haven’t necessarily experienced, but that give me some comfort. I think this is good for an actor’s work.
With the character Brenda, who leaves her fiancé, you play a bold plot. How do you connect with challenging characters and what are your next career aspirations in acting?
I seek to connect with the humanity that each person has. And I try to look for something that is in the character and that is in me too. I’m dying to do more seasons. And cinema! I really want to make Brazilian cinema soon.
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