La mentira (1998 TV series)
|Created by||Caridad Bravo Adams|
|Written by||Nora Alemán|
Alejandra León de la Barra
|Directed by||Sergio Cataño|
Claudio Reyes Rubio
|Starring||Kate del Castillo|
Rosa María Bianchi
Eric del Castillo
|Opening theme||Me voy a quitar de en medio by Vicente Fernández|
|Ending theme||Me voy a quitar de en medio by Vicente Fernández|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||100|
|Executive producer||Carlos Sotomayor|
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
|Running time||41-44 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||July 13 –|
November 27, 1998
|Preceded by||Rencor apasionado|
|Related shows||La mentira (1965) |
El amor nunca muere (1982)
El juramento (2008)
Cuando me enamoro (2010-2011)
Corações Feridos (2012)
Lo imperdonable (2015)
On Monday, July 13, 1998, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting La Mentira weekdays at 5:00pm, replacing Rencor apasionado. The last episode was broadcast on Friday, November 27, 1998 with Ángela replacing it the following day.
Kate del Castillo and Guy Ecker starred as protagonists, while Karla Álvarez y Luis Gatica starred as main antagonists. Rosa María Bianchi, Blanca Guerra, Sergio Básañez and the leading actor Eric del Castillo starred as stellar performances.
Demetrio Azunsolo arrives in a small remote village outside Mexico where his beloved half-brother, Ricardo Platas, used to live and run a tequila plantation, only to find out that the latter has just committed suicide, after being betrayed by a selfish, greedy woman.
Little by little, and thanks to the village inhabitants - who at first are hostile towards him but then become his friends - Demetrio puts together the pieces of the puzzle that led to the tragedy.
The clues bring him to Mexico City, in the villa of a wealthy family, the Fernandez-Negrete's who are the owners of the FERNE Bank, one of the most important banks in Mexico, where Ricardo had spent some time in the past as a trusted worker.
According to the info he has in hand, in that house lives the woman who is the cause of Ricardo's suicide. Demetrio meets two young women there, both nieces of the family: the innocent and fragile Virginia Fernandez-Negrete and the dynamic and self-confident Verónica Fernandez-Negrete.
Not sure who of them is the guilty one, Demetrio gets trapped in a series of co-incidences and sly gossip and ends up believing in the end that the woman he is looking for is Verónica.
Once ascertained, he puts to practice his plan for revenge. He flirts with Verónica, seduces her and makes her fall in love with him so as to marry him. After the wedding, he practically abducts her and brings her to the small remote village where Ricardo ended his life, decides to make her life a misery and take revenge for his brother's death.
Little does he know that he, as well as Verónica, are in fact victims of someone whose angel face hides a demonic soul and who actually was the one responsible for Ricardo's suicide.
When he finds out, it seems that all is lost as Verónica abandons him because he doesn't trust her and instead has been taken in by gossip and deception; so he must struggle to regain her love. In the end, love wins, but not without cost.
|Kate del Castillo||Verónica Fernandez-Negrete de Azunsolo|
|Guy Ecker||Demetrio Azunsolo|
|Karla Álvarez||Virginia Fernandez-Negrete|
|Sergio Básañez||Juan Fernandez-Negrete Montero|
|Rosa María Bianchi||Sara Montero de Fernandez-Negrete|
|Eric del Castillo||Teodoro Fernandez-Negrete|
|Silvia Mariscal||Leticia "Lety" Montero|
|Blanca Guerra||Miranda Montesinos|
|Tony Bravo||André Belot|
|Salvador Pineda||Dr. Francisco Moguel|
|Tina Romero||Irma de Moguel|
|Aarón Hernán||Father Pablo Williams|
|Carlos Cámara||Don José "Pepe" Diez|
|Guillermo Rivas||Professor Aguirre|
|Luis Gatica||Santiago Terrazas|
|Roxana Castellanos||Yadira Balanzario|
|Israel Jaitovich||Jacinto Ávila|
|Amparo Garrido||Antonia "Toña"|
|Julio Bracho||Carlitos Jr.|
|Mayrin Villanueva||Nicole Belot|
|José Antonio Ferral||Natalicio Gómez "Don Nato"|
|Claudia Eliza Aguilar||Gildarda|
|Vanessa Arias||Beatriz "Betty"|
|Antonio de la Vega||Pepe Martínez|
|Vicente Herrera||Mauricio Pérez|
|Rodrigo Abed||Ricardo Platas|
|Sergio Reynoso||Lic. Ernesto Saucedo|
|Liza Willert||Sra. Gilbert|
|Eugenia Avendaño||Guadalupe de Martínez|
|Miguel Ángel Biaggio||Waiter|
|1999||17th TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Carlos Sotomayor||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Guy Ecker|
|Best Young Lead Actor||Won|
|Best Antagonist Actress||Karla Álvarez||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actor||Luis Gatica|
|Best Leading Actress||Rosa Maria Bianchi|
|Best Leading Actor||Eric del Castillo|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Kate del Castillo|
|Debut of the Year||Mayrín Villanueva|
|Best Original Story or Adaptation||Nora Alemán||Won|
|Best Writer||Rocío Vélez|
|Best Decor||Rosalba Santoyo|
|Premios ACE New York||Best Scenic Program||Carlos Sotomayor|
|Best Director||Sergio Cataño|