Lo que la vida me robó
Lo que la vida me robó (English title: What Life Took From Me), is a Mexican telenovela produced by Angelli Nesma Medina for Televisa, broadcast by Canal de las Estrellas (now known simply as Las Estrellas). The series originally aired from October 28, 2013, to July 27, 2014. It is an adaptation of the 1983 telenovela Bodas de odio produced by Ernesto Alonso, which also inspired Amor real, produced by Carla Estrada in 2003.
|Lo que la vida me robó|
|Created by||Juan Carlos Alcalá|
|Theme music composer||Enrique Iglesias|
|Opening theme||"El perdedor" by Enrique Iglesias and Marco Antonio Solís|
|Ending theme||"Corazones invencibles" by Aleks Syntek|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||197|
|Executive producer(s)||Angelli Nesma Medina|
|Producer(s)||Juan Ignacio Alarcón|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||October 28, 2013 –|
July 27, 2014
|Preceded by||La tempestad|
|Followed by||Hasta el fin del mundo|
The series stars Daniela Castro as Graciela, Angelique Boyer as Montserrat, Sebastián Rulli as Alejandro, Luis Roberto Guzmán as José Luis, Sergio Sendel as Pedro, Rogelio Guerra as Lauro, Eric del Castillo as Padre Anselmo, Grettell Valdez as María, Alberto Estrella as Juventino, Ana Bertha Espín as Rosario, Juan Carlos Barreto as Macario and Gabriela Rivero as Carlota.
The telenovela tells the story of Montserrat, whom her mother has chosen to be the solution of the family's economic problems, forcing her to marry a wealthy young man.
This story takes place in Aguazul, a fictional town where Montserrat (Angelique Boyer) lives with her upper-class family. A beautiful young woman with a good social position, which makes her idealize having a rosy life. Montserrat is constantly manipulated by her mother, Graciela Giacinti (Daniela Castro), who only cares about social appearances and wealth. Her father, Lauro Mendoza (Rogelio Guerra) is a retired admiral with a severe heart condition. Due to that he is unable to see to their lands. Montserrat's older brother Dimitrio (Osvaldo Benavides), gambles extensively and their family is on the brink of financial ruin, unbeknownst to Montserrat. Montserrat has become the solution to the socio-economic problems of her family, as her mother has chosen her ideal husband, Sebastián de Icaza (Osvaldo de León), son of one of the most influential families in Aguazul; However, she is not willing to marry a man imposed for convenience, even less when in fact she is in love with another, José Luis (Luis Roberto Guzmán), a corporal of the Navy. Sebastian discovers Montserrat's illicit relationship and leaves her, prompting Montserrat to pressure Jose Luis to speak to her father about asking her hand in marriage. José Luis, for his part, feels that his courtship with Montserrat will never be approved, since deep down, he knows that the Mendoza family will never accept him, because he does not have a promising future to share with Montserrat. Instead he offers to run away with her, to which Montserrat begrudgingly agrees.
On the other hand, Alejandro (Sebastián Rulli), a farmhand from a nearby plantation and with a desire to excel, learns a truth; that his father is Don Benjamín Almonte (Alfredo Adame), a cruel, powerful and wealthy man, who on his deathbed has revealed this secret and changes his will, naming Alejandro his sole heir. However, Alejandro does not receive this news well and runs off to clear his mind, meeting Montserrat accidentally while she was waiting for Jose Luis—immediately falling in love. Graciela, having been the secret lover of Benjamin Almonte in the hopes he might leave her all of his wealth, becomes furious at hearing that Alejandro now owns it.
It is when Graciela in desperation openly asks Alejandro for financial help, that he agrees to support the Mendoza with their debts on the condition that she overlooks his illegitimate birth and allows him to get to know her daughter, to see if he can get her to fall in love with him. Graciela accepts the proposal, swearing that Montserrat will not find out about the deal. At the same time, Montserrat and José Luis are discovered in their relationship by Graciela and Dimitrio, who do not want to jeopardize the promising future that awaits them and give themselves the task of separating them. They do not take long to achieve their goal, causing Monserrat to change his perception of José Luis, when the authorities blame him for a murder he did not commit, he is arrested and locked up. Believing that he had abandoned her before they could run away, Montserrat becomes desolate.
When Graciela notes that Montserrat does not want to be romantically involved with Alejandro, she is forced to confess to her daughter the truth about her economic situation. Despite her principles and aware that it is the way to help her family not be completely ruined, Montserrat agrees to marry Alejandro. However, she feels guilty because she knows she is marrying just for money. On the other hand, Alejandro believes he has won her heart. Just when José Luis reappears to prove the truth about the injustice he suffered, Montserrat and Alejandro are married, and he is too late. Jose Luis pleads with Montserrat and asks her to run away with him again, and she agrees. Alejandro discovers that she intends to run away with Jose Luis the day of their wedding, and he promptly takes her back to his plantation. Determined to keep her as his wife he feels like the Mendoza family lead him astray, by pretending she had loved him. Montserrat and Alejandro clash many times, believing one had betrayed the other when the reality is they were manipulated by Graciela and Dimitrio. Slowly the truth comes to light and they begin to get along, finding a happy medium—that is, until Jose Luis shows up at Alejandro's plantation under the guise of the new foreman, determined to convince Montserrat to run away with him still. Alejandro, having never seen his face, quickly takes up a friendship with 'Antonio Olivarez', the man who is after his wife.
- Daniela Castro as Graciela de Mendoza
- Angelique Boyer as Montserrat Mendoza
- Sebastián Rulli as Alejandro Almonte
- Luis Roberto Guzmán as José Luis Álvarez
- Sergio Sendel as Pedro Medina
- Rogelio Guerra as Lauro Mendoza
- Eric del Castillo as Padre Anselmo
- Grettell Valdez as María Zamudio
- Alberto Estrella as Juventino Zamudio
- Ana Bertha Espín as Rosario Domínguez
- Juan Carlos Barreto as Macario
- Gabriela Rivero as Carlota Mendonza
- Luis Uribe as Capitán Robledo
- Osvaldo Benavides as Dimitrio Mendoza
- Verónica Jaspeado as Josefina Valverde
- Margarita Magaña as Esmeralda
- Carlos de la Mota as Refugio Solares
- Alejandro Ávila as Víctor
- Alejandra García as Nadia
- Ferdinando Valencia as Adolfo Argüelles Beltrán / El Alacrán
- Marco Uriel as Efraín Loreto
- Isabella Camil as Amelia Betrand
- Luis Xavier as Joaquín Aréchiga
- Ilithya Manzanilla as Angélica
- Natalia Juárez as Virginia
- Alejandra Procuna as Dominga García
- Alexis Ayala as Ezequiel Basurto
- Luis Gatica as Bruno Gamboa
- Rafael Amador as Teniente
- Juan Romanca as Gaspar Zamudio
- Ricardo Vera as Licenciado
- Iván Caraza as Tomás Valverde
- Osvaldo de León as Sebastián de Icaza
- Patricia Conde as Prudencia Robledo
- Ricardo Kleinbaum as Samuel Barajas
- Lisset as Fabiola
- Francisco Gattorno as Sandro
- Alfredo Adame as Benjamín Almonte
The filming of the telenovela officially began on August 2, 2013, in the state of Campeche, Mexico. The first actors confirmed apart from Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer were Osvaldo Benavides, Grettell Valdez, who plays the role of the villain, Alexis Ayala, among others. Because the telenovela extended more in the production and chapters, several chapters were recorded in scenes of exteriors and in the Hacienda Uayamón, in Campeche, in which the temperatures were of 30 degrees, and they lasted 16 hours of work. A few weeks after the recordings began in 2013 in the state of Campeche, Mexico, the telenovela suspended the recordings due to the bad weather.
|Season||Timeslot (CT)||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||Mon–Fri 9:20 pm||197||October 28, 2013||20.0||July 27, 2014||30.9||TBD|
|1||"El perdedor"||Enrique Iglesias and Marco Antonio Solís||4:22|||
|2||"Corazones invencibles"||Aleks Syntek||4:22|||
|3||"Vuelvo a nacer"||Alex Sirvent and Andrea Parmeggiani||4:25|||
|4||"Volver a amar"||Alex Sirvent||N/A|||
|5||"Lo que siento por ti"||Carlos de la Mota||4:20|||
|6||"Cruzaré mil mares"||Alex Sirvent||3:54|||
|7||"Mujer prohibida"||Alejandro Ávila||N/A|||
|8||"Este amor es muy grande"||Banda Los Sebastianes||3:24|||
|9||"Aún"||Jaime Flores and Magda Castelo||4:13|||
|10||"Volvería a mentir"||Evelyn de la Luz||4:33|||
|11||"Mi mejor amigo"||Mafer||N/A|||
|12||"No puedo amarte"||N/A||3:46|||
|13||"Amores de cristal"||Luja||3:47|||
|17||"Chica Loka"||La Klave||3:40|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||Premios Juventud||¡He's Hot!||Sebastián Rulli||Nominated|
|Girl that leaves me sleepless||Angelique Boyer||Won|
|Best theme novelero||"El Perdedor"||Won|
|Premios People en Español||Best Actress||Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|Most Handsome||Sebastian Rulli||Won|
|2015||33rd TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Lo que la vida me robó||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actress||Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actor||Sebastián Rulli||Won|
|Best Female Antagonist||Daniela Castro||Won|
|Best Male Antagonist||Alexis Ayala||Nominated|
|Best First Actress||Ana Bertha Espín||Nominated|
|Best Co-star Actor||Luis Roberto Guzmán||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Margarita Magaña||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Osvaldo Benavides||Won|
|Best Musical Theme||"El Perdedor"||Nominated|
|Best Original Story or Adaptation||Juan Carlos Alcalá, Rosa Salazar and Fermín Zúñiga||Won|
|Favoritos del Público TVyNovelas Awards||Favorite couple||Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli||Nominated|
|Slap favorite||Daniela Castro and Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|Best Kiss||Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|Luis Roberto Guzmán and Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|The Most Handsome||Sebastián Rulli||Nominated|
|The Prettiest||Angelique Boyer||Nominated|
|Favorite Villains||Daniela Castro||Nominated|
|Favorite final||Lo que la vida me robó||Nominated|
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