The Day I Almost Died In Front Of TV Cameras

Twice!

2002… Filming of “A Casa das Sete Mulheres” — “Seven Women,” a Brazilian TV Miniseries. We were close to an abandoned convent from the seventeenth century, in Itaboraí, near Rio de Janeiro. It was dawn.

The scene would portray an imperial camp invasion — I was a “Farroupilha,” some rebel — set up around that convent. The director warned that a specific tent would explode, another also, and a few more barrels in a convent’s corner. We actors would enter the convent on horseback from a dark area. And, once in the…

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