Andre Lamoglia, a 24-year-old from Rio de Janeiro, will have a Brazilian accent in the 5th season of Elite, a Netflix series that hasn’t returned yet. in an interview with GQ BrasilThe actor says that he treats sustainability as a priority because of his growing taste for fashion and the international experience the profession has given him.
Acting entirely in Spanish, André struggled with intense and daily study so as not to crash, first in Brazil and then in Buenos Aires, where he recorded the second season of the Argentine series “Bia” (2020) on Disney Channel. did.
“When the recording of ‘Biya’ started, even though I had already mastered the language, it was a huge challenge because I wanted to not only execute the text well, but to express the language. wanted to internalize to the point of being able to feel. So, even being able to improvise and react instinctively was a little long way”, he says.
After two years of this experience, the Brazilian comes to the second stage to participate in the “elite”. After landing his first starring role in “Juacas” (2017-2019), also a national production by Disney Channel, the actor studied acting in the United States and is the face of the Bulgari campaigns.
But it’s not only in the ad pieces in which he expresses his relationship with Styles. Ever since he started in the profession, Andre has grown closer to fashion, he says he began to have more respect for the subject when he realized the importance of characterization, for example, to the creation of a character. . Self-proclaimed protectors of the environment, the way they dress is closely linked to sustainability and distance from fast fashion.
“Whenever I buy something I find that if it’s really something I’ll use multiple times and it’ll last for many years, I prefer timeless and versatile pieces because of the pain involved in using the same piece for a long period of time.” Being able, or being able to reuse pieces we already have and transform them into something else, is a minimal way to associate it with a more conscious form of consumption,” says André.
Considering nature conservation as urgent, talking about the topic is, in his words, his way of using his visibility and reach to get the message across to the maximum possible number of people. “If I needed to define my own style, I’d say it’s hi-lo (high-low), today I went to record with basic pants and shirt and jacket, nothing basic in return Was, but I’ve taken it for 10 years and I hope to get 30 more! ”, He reports noble-humbly.
Check out the full interview:
GQ Brasil: Going into its 5th season, “Elite” is already a series with a consolidated cast, which has been known for a long time. What’s it like to be the new element of the season? Arriving in a context in which most people already know each other?
In each season, Elite has new heroes who join the plot, the cast from the first season is now a minority in the fifth. Now we’re going to be joined by me, the Argentine Valentina Zenare, whom I knew from before working at Disney and is a friend of mine, and the Frenchman Adam Nouro. I was so well received by the Giants, and I can only thank them for their generosity, I already feel at home.
GQ Brasil: You already said you were a fan of “Elite” before you joined the cast of the series. After four seasons, what new paths can we expect for the series?
I can’t give you any spoilers but I will say that you can expect many twists, surprises, new mysteries…
GQ Brasil: For you, who have worked in national films and soap operas, but also in foreign productions, what are the main differences between a Brazilian audiovisual production and a foreign one? What do you think Brazil can improve on?
The work I’ve worked for recently in Brazil for TV and streaming was at very large companies that honestly leave nothing for foreign productions. I think we have professionals in our country – staff, directors, producers, screenwriters, actors – as well as cutting-edge technology to execute productions in any other country.
GQ Brasil: You have already acted in full productions in Spanish and taken an acting course in English. Does anything change for you between acting in your native and foreign languages?
That is, I lived in California to study English and acting and then took an intensive Spanish course in Brazil and later in Buenos Aires. My closeness to Spanish began when I had the opportunity to join the cast of “Disney Bea”, a series recorded entirely in Spanish. I focused all my energy on getting the flow in a short amount of months, I studied a lot, I did my previous work at Disney in Portuguese, when I played juacas.
At first, when the recording of “Disney Bea” began, even though I had already mastered the language, it was a huge challenge because I not only wanted to execute the lesson well, but that Wanted to internalize the language up to the point. In fact, Spanish was able to express emotions, and this path was once a process, a daily triumph, because when we are overwhelmed with emotion we usually express ourselves in our native language, in which our Original pronunciation included!
So, even the language was completely internalized to the point where I could improvise and instinctive reactions were a bit much, and recording the series was necessary to live in Buenos Aires. However, this opportunity at Elite was different as Spanish was already a reality in my work environment since 2019!
GQ Brasil: You recently starred in an advertisement for a brand like Bulgari. How is your relationship with fashion? Is using designer brands a part of your daily life?
I have a closer relationship with fashion than ever, in fact, ever since I started working as an actor, I have even more respect for the subject and a desire to learn about it, because of characterization. The work of, for example, is essential, fundamental, to form a character. and why is that? Because fashion is also about identity creation in the form of expression.
I love pieces of good durability, of quality, so I incorporate my name into the brands I believe in and, of course, I use. Talking about clothing in particular, I use the famous white t-shirts and jeans now and then, not always from a single brand, but as the key items in purchase because of comfort, durability, fit and quality. with this issue.
Whenever I buy something I find that if it is really something I will use many times and it will last for many years, I prefer timeless and versatile pieces because of using the same piece over a long period of time or our By being able to reuse pieces you already have and turn into something else, it’s a minimalistic way to collaborate with a more conscious form of consumption. If I needed to define my own style, I’d say it’s hi-lo (high-low), today I went to record with basic pants and shirt and jacket, nothing basic (lol) ), but I’ve had it for 10 years and I hope to have another 30! laugh out loud
GQ Brasil: In 2018, you were selected as an ambassador for the National Geographic Sustainability Campaign. In addition to this partnership, are you an environmental activist? What have you done concretely to help this movement?
Environmental impact, protection of the environment … these have always been issues that I think are urgent and talked about, and with the increase of my visibility and the possible reach of my voice, in addition to striving for me Nothing else is necessary so that these messages can be conveyed to as many people as possible.
Since I was young, I was born in Rio de Janeiro, grew up and lived most of my life, I was taught, for example, to not only collect my trash when I got out to the beach, but whatever He also taught me to collect what I found nearby. Already elder, I have also participated in the cleanup efforts.
The person who sometimes throws plastic in the sand, leaves an ice cream stick, cigarette butt etc., of course, must also be sensitive when he sees pictures of turtles found dead or injured, but not when he leaves garbage there. gives, then he does not think about the real consequence of his actions, then, it is necessary to talk about what seems obvious. It is not possible to further reduce the size of the non-minimization problem. Turning our backs on important environmental issues affects the air we breathe, global warming and everything else.
I’m also sharing here some small, easy tasks that everyone can indulge in: use reusable bags and avoid the use of plastic; Separating organic and recyclable waste; When buying goods and clothing, give preference to brands that are moving towards a more sustainable approach; Where possible, carry your own small metal bottle instead of using multiple disposables.