One of my favorite interviews we have done in class so far has been with Daniela Bascope and Iván Tamayo. I thought it was very interesting being able to interview a couple that both work and have had a lot of success in this business. I thought both of them were very genuine and excited to share their stories and opinions with us. As a couple, they are adorable and you could see how much they cared for each other throughout the entire interview.
During the interview, I asked them how being a couple in this business affects them and what are the positives and negatives of being in this business with a significant other. Daniela started saying that it is wonderful because being with someone who is not an actor causes complications because the other person does not know the world of acting. She gave examples of having to kiss co-starts for a show and working long and late hours. These are aspects of her job that she cannot change and to be with someone who has an issue with these things puts a lot of stress on a relationship. I thought this was a very interesting aspect that I had not thought about. The demanding life of a telenovela actor is something that they cannot change. I already think famous actors have a hard enough time finding a significant other as it is. They don’t know if someone they date only likes them for their fame or if they will be able to handle the stress that comes along with dating someone in this business. It makes sense why actors would gravitate to dating people in the same business after Daniela pointed out the extra stresses that come along with dating those who are not in the business. Having someone by your side that can understand why you work as many hours and understand all the aspects that come along with acting can most definitely make a relationship much easier.
Iván pointed out that it is like having someone on your team. Because of the field they work in, they are both constantly hustling for jobs and you need a support system to give you the encouragement you need to be successful and to keep you going. He was also saying its nice being with someone in the same boat: they both just moved to Mexico and are trying to make it big there. I think having someone that understands the struggles and having someone to celebrate the success with that understands every aspect of the industry is something that is hard to replace.
Besides the more common issues couples face, I thought it was interesting they did not have many negatives to talk about besides how the long hours can be hard on any relationship. It makes me happy to know that even with high demanding jobs, couples that put in the work can still have a loving and fulfilling relationship.