Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13
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Roberto Manrique: from doctor of fiction to healer of the planet

Por: Edward Rueda

14, April, 2022 en Showbiz

The Ecuadorian actor opens his life in a pleasant interview with Spanish presenter Mar Saura for “Vivir es Increíble” by @gnpseguros

There are transcendental moments in the life of every person in which he must face the dilemma of continuing to walk a path of predictable comfort or taking the alternative of self-discovery. Roberto Manrique, an Ecuadorian actor who conquered the screens and stole sighs throughout Latin America playing the doctor ‘Santiago Sanín’ in the successful series “Sin senos no hay paraíso” and “El final del paraíso” knows this very well.

But what does this talented actor now devote his impetus and efforts to? In the most recent live broadcast of “Vivir es increíble”, hosted by Spanish actress, businesswoman and presenter Mar Saura through @gnpseguros on Instagram, we discovered it.

Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13
Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13

The beginning of this live was in style, because it had as special guests two charming dogs: Willow, the adorable Pomeranian who usually accompanies Mar Saura in his links, and Chancho, a handsome boxer owned by a friend of Roberto Manrique. In this way, the positive mood and fluid communication were evident throughout the broadcast, which has been giving voice to the most renowned personalities of our region for more than two years.

Thus, to start the interview, Mar Saura highlighted the important moment that Roberto Manrqiue is currently experiencing, to which he replied: “I am in a moment of new energies and beginnings. After several attempts and many years of trying, I have managed to move to Mexico City, a place I love.”

In this regard, the Ecuadorian heartthrob commented that his change of residence was also animated by the desire to continue realizing personal dream, which gave rise to Mar Saura to ask an important question: “When one is very excited to realize a project, is there room for fear?” Roberto Manrique commented: “Yes there is room: fear is made to be overcome. The most important thing is that fear does not paralyze you, as well as putting the emphasis on managing time and energy so that everything arises in the best way.”

Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13
Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13

Roberto Manrique’s new green missionIn

this way, the conversation focused on the Ecuadorian’s current project, Juntos x la Tierra, which described the Spanish celebrity and the entire audience as follows:

“In 2019 I traveled from Quito to Santiago de Chile exchanging house, food and transportation with the promise of planting trees in return. So I managed to raise a debt that amounted to 33,494 trees to be planted. In 2021 I launched the Together x Earth campaign, which aims to fulfill that promise and plant them.”

And it is that Manrique surprised his own and strangers by momentarily pausing his promising acting career to devote himself to self-discovery and the realization of altruistic goals such as those established by Together x the Earth.

However, despite the respite that has been given, he does not stop thanking the productions and characters that have allowed him to become a recognized personality who today advocates for a better planet. This was made clear when answering the following question from Mar Saura: “The character that has marked you, what would it be?”

“For now I’m going to go with Santiago Sanín,” Manrique replied without hesitation, “because it also belongs to a novel that marked a before and after,” he said.

And although the unexpected outcome of this character perplexed both the interpreter himself and many of his followers, Roberto Manrique is clear about one thing:
Living is incredible, without a doubt. I am convinced of this because it is a call that makes us grow, “said the Ecuadorian, in order to give way to the closure of this broadcast that, twice a week, brings together Mar Saura with the most outstanding artists, athletes, producers and musicians through the Instagram account of @gnpseguros

About Mar Saura

Photo Mar Saura courtesy: @LideresLatinosMx
Photo Mar Saura courtesy: @LideresLatinosMx

Born in Barcelona, Mar Saura began her career as a model on the catwalk and as the protagonist of important advertising campaigns nationally and internationally, such as Bulgari’s global campaign for “Save the Children”, in which she was portrayed by the prestigious Italian photographer Fabrizio Ferr.

After finishing a solid and important career as a model, Mar Saura continued to collaborate with great designers, while moving to television, as a presenter and actress. After two years as presenter of “Mírame” on Antena 3, Saura was the image of the network for six years, presenting various programs and campaigns of the years 2000, 2001 and 2002, as well as host of the special program of end of the year for Spanish Television, the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2015 and 2017 he presented the gala of the Special Kings of Spanish TV.

His foray into Spanish cinema came from the hand of Asegarce with the film “El Rey de la Granja”. In 2009, the actress, requested by HBO, travels to Mexico to record “Cappadocia”, a leading series in audience throughout Latin America. That same year, HBO chose her to represent the network at the “Emmy Awards” in New York, delivering one of the awards and thus being the first Spanish in history to deliver an award of such category. It is then, when the director Antonio Serrano, chooses her to be part of the cast of the film “Hidalgo Moliére”.

His latest works in Spanish cinema have been The Beginning by Benito Zambrano (2016), La Puerta Abierta by Marina Seresesky (2016), El mundo es suyo by Alfonso Sánchez (2018) and ¿Qué te juegas? by Inés de León (2018). Currently, in addition, her work as an actress and model has taken charge as image and director of the advertising campaigns of the insurer GNP encompassed in the last four years #VivirEsIncreíble

About GNP

SegurosGNP Seguros is the Mexican multi-branch insurance company with 120 years of experience that support it, it is also part of one of the most important business conglomerates in Mexico GRUPO BAL, which is made up of institutions of great prestige and outstanding in each of its sectors: insurance, pensions, financial, commercial, industrial and educational.

His multi-branch experience and his commitment to Mexico has allowed him to be a reference of information for the Insurance Sector.

Photo Mar Saura courtesy: @LideresLatinosMx
Photo Roberto Manrique courtesy: @RobertoManrique13

Prensa y Relaciones Públicas Mar Saura
contacto: Alberto Navarro – Líderes Latinos
Cel. + (52) 55 4815 0226 México