Joanna Mukarzel stole the show on TV when she was six years old. In “Páginas da vida”, she played young Clara, or Clarinha, as the twin sister of Francisco (Gabriel Kaufman), the daughter of the couple Nanda (Fernanda Vasconcelos) and Leo (Tiago Rodriguez) is called. Today, at the age of 22, the young woman is celebrating the return of the television series written by Manuel Carlos, which began reruns this week on Viva, and plays the way her character called her mother in the plot:
Joana Mocarzel stole the show on TV at just six years old. In ‘Páginas da vida’, she played young Clara, or Clarinha, as Francisco’s twin sister (Gabriel Kaufmann), daughter of the couple Nanda (Fernanda. Vasconcellos) and Léo is called (Thiago Rodrigues) Today, at 22, the young woman is celebrating the return of the television series written by Manoel Carlos, which began reruns this week on Viva, and plays the way her character called her mother in a piece:
“Growing up, I’ve changed a lot, now I’m a ‘beautiful girl’ (laughs). I think it’s great that (that phrase) was popular at the time. I had no words to memorize, it was loose, everything I said was so spontaneous. I’m glad Return of the series.
In the story, which premiered in 2006, on TV Globo, Clarinha’s grandmother, Marta (Lilia Cabral), rejected the girl because she has Down syndrome. But in real life, the relationship between the two actresses is completely different.
“Clarinha was a kind, sweet girl, but she had a lot of temper. I loved acting with her, and I was often afraid that she didn’t understand that what Marta was doing was part of the character, not Lilia. I always understood correctly what she was holding me for when I asked That, and she made the scene so well. It was such a beautiful and very important experience in my life! Now Clarinha has grown up and she’s still beautiful! I miss everything,” Lilia says.
Even after 15 years, Joanna maintains a connection with some soap opera actors. She also exchanges messages with Fernanda Vasconcelos, Gabriel Kaufman and Regina Duarte, who played Helena, the doctor who adopted her character in the story after the girl’s mother died and her grandmother was rejected.
“We talk about theater and cinema… we talk about everything,” says Joanna.
The good relationship with colleagues is a legacy of light and relaxed atmosphere behind the scenes at the time, which left happy memories for Joanna:
“We made a lot of chaos. We played hide and seek, tag team, and ate flour cookies. Even the grown-ups had fun.”
In a live broadcast provided by Viva to celebrate the launch of the series’ rerun, Fernanda said that initially her character should only last for two weeks. But the audience loved her so much, that she ended up staying, and even after the fatal accident in the plot, she continued to appear as a spirit or ghost haunting the family, something that did not frighten Joanna:
“I wasn’t afraid because I loved seeing her so much. I kept having good and trusting conversations with Fernanda during the recording breaks.”
Despite not doing more work on television after the work of Manuel Carlos, she has starred in a movie with her father, has dedicated herself to theater and wants to complete a course in performing arts to continue investing in her acting career. But in parallel with this desire, it fuels another dream:
Joanna, who has over 21,000 followers on Instagram, says: “Being a digital influencer. I love taking pictures to post on social media, and being a ‘model’: I have my fans, people who have seen me in the series know me even today, asking for autographs on the street, And take pictures…
In 2019, she graduated from high school, and in the same period, she was in the cast of the play “O reizinho mandão”. With the arrival of the pandemic that has paralyzed everything, she has had to self-isolate at home like everyone else. But for her, that doesn’t mean standing around and doing nothing.
“I had to stop theatre. But during that time, I continued to do physical activities, dedicating myself to dance lessons and also to English lessons,” she explains.
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