To say that soap operas are a matter of state in Brazil is nothing new. Many of those Rede Globo blockbusters, which paralyze the country there in the prime time and here they become attractive options for the evening or night grids, starred Reynaldo Gianecchini.
This first actor born in São Paulo was the main heartthrob of popular soap operas of the early 2000s, such as Family ties, The color of sin Y Beautifull; and others closer, such as Secret truths (2016). After overcome lymphatic cancer Diagnosed in 2011, at 48 years old it is still more current than ever.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, Gianecchini recorded Sweet ambition, a novel that the Brazilian open channel premiered in 2019 and that this Monday landed on Telefe afternoons. The strip had an auspicious debut, averaging 11.3 points and peaks of 12.8.
Gianecchini overcame a lymphatic cancer diagnosed 10 years ago.
The renowned actress Juliana Paes stars in this story of forbidden love that focuses on María de la Paz, a traveling pastry chef who manages to become a millionaire businesswoman, twenty years after a tragedy on her wedding day.
Despite having a successful career, Maria has not been able to win the love of Yos, her only daughter, and will become a victim of her unbridled ambition. Yos joins the seductive Regis Montavani in a plan that aims to convince Maria to marry him so that later, together, they keep all his fortune.
Gianecchini embodies Regis, a priori the classic villain of the novel who with the passing of the chapters will show other nuances. “I really like that author, Walcyr Carrasco (the award-winning creator of Sweet ambition), because generally his characters are never one thingThey have everything inside of them, “he explained.
“My character changes a lot. It begins by wanting to take advantage of a woman who is wonderful, charming and who inspires many people,” he added at the time of the premiere in Brazil.
A movie life
Gianecchini’s story looks like something out of a movie or from one of the many soap operas in which he worked. He was born in Birigui, São Paulo, into a middle-class family, and although he had dreamed of being an actor since he was a boy, His 1.86 height and his perfect smile opened the doors for him as a model.
She spent several seasons in New York, Paris and Milan, walking and posing for graphic campaigns for number one international brands, such as Armani. But his desire to act was still latent. And in 2001 came the role of Eduardo Albuquerque in the hyper-successful telenovela Family ties.
Gianecchini in “Family ties”, one of his biggest hits.
At first he was highly criticized and singled out as a bad actor. But Reynaldo began to study and, over time, he showed that he is more than a pretty face, becoming the “first figure” on the Brazilian small screen. In addition to starring in and integrating main casts on television, he worked in film and theater, where he added a certain prestige to the public’s devotion.
In July 2011 he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. Since then he has undergone chemotherapy treatment to destroy the malignant cells. While undergoing treatment, his father died of liver cancer..
However, Reynaldo did not lower his arms and continued to fight the disease. In the last stretch of treatment, Gianecchini received an autologous bone marrow transplant. His body accepted it and soon he was back at work.
Gianecchini is one of the most coveted gallants in Brazil.
The sentimental life of Gianecchini was many years in the eye of the press of the heart in Brazil, especially for his first marriage to Marilia Gabriela, a well-known journalist 24 years older that he. That story lasted eight years and caused all kinds of opinions and speculation.
“Sometimes the happiness of others makes you uncomfortable. I had to get used to seeing my privacy watched, not having privacy. I had to get used to fame because, if not, I would not be able to live in peace, “he said in those years. In 2006 they separated and had a brief affair with Preta Gil, the daughter of musician Gilberto Gil.
In September of last year, Brazilian TV star revealed to be pansexual. A year earlier he had spoken openly about his sex life, confessing to having had relationships with both women and men.
Reynaldo Gianecchini defined himself before the press as “(sexual) bread, because bread is everything.”
“People love to pigeonhole me. They say i’m gay, but I don’t consider myself that. I consider myself everything at the same time. If there is to be a word for me, then it is ‘pan’ (pansexual), because ‘pan’ is everything“, he told the EFE agency.
“We are in a very important time to break various negative things such as racism, homophobia, with the ways that prevent people from being the way they are, not being judged or discriminated against, not having their own space because they are different from the majority “, Held. “If I have any struggle, it is that one, that of freedom,” he concluded.