Getting involved in “Locked Up (Vis a Vis) has been one of the most important experiences of my life, not only because it’s one of the best international series, but also because I have been fortunate to share filming with exceptional women both in front of the camera as well as those  behind, an amazingly wonderful group of women who are wholeheartedly different one from another. And that is the greatness of the series: being able to represent such diverse women, ethnically, racially, physically, sexually, … and for this not to be the handicap, or the main plot is also a novelty.

In my case, Goya is not only immense, but her physique makes her powerful and, therefore, she survives despite all the hostility of prison, she has lovers, she has sex and she has an inner world beyond her flesh. And that’s a gift.

“Locked Up (Vis a Vis)

It was also a gift that my first nomination for a Goya Award was while we were filming the third season, a dream shared with Adriana Paz, Altagracia, who was also nominated in the same category. Sharing the experience of being nominated, being able to share it with a colleague on the film set is something I’ll never, ever forget. Ok, so I know we didn’t win, but I had already won one, a Goya, and I wouldn’t change that for love nor money!

Thanks to the entire team

When they give you an award, it’s usually something to be grateful for. Well, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the entire team, from the screenwriters, led by Iván Escobar, to the casting team, for thinking of me, and makeup, hairdressing, costumes, art, camera, production, direction – lead by the great Sandra Gallego-, to all the actors for making me feel at home, despite being the kid on the block, to the extras who have suffered more from the cold than we have, putting up with the unspeakable, and to all the team that day-after-day have created a wonderful yellow world, which has been and continues to be, a dream come true.

Itziar Castro
Candidate for the Goya for best new actress in 2018 for “Pieles”, Itziar Castro has participated in the series “Vis a Vis”, “Por H o ​​por B” and “El crac”, among others. She’s also a leading cast member in “Vis a Vis: El Oasis”, the new season which premieres on Fox 20th April and is co-produced by Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO).