Raquel Murillo

Raquel Murillo (Lisbon) is a fictional character in the Netflix series Money Heist, portrayed by Itziar Ituño.[1] She was an inspector for the National Police Corps who was put in charge of the investigation before she was forced to resign for failing to stop the robbery at the Royal Mint. Later she joined the group of robbers to rob the Bank of Spain.

Raquel Murillo
Money Heist character
Raquel Murillo.jpg
First appearance"Do as Planned" (2017)
Last appearance"A Family Tradition" (2021)
Created byÁlex Pina
Portrayed byItziar Ituño
In-universe information
AliasLisbon
Mrs. Professor
OccupationInspector (formerly)
Grand Larcenist
SpouseProfessor
Alberto Vicuña (ex-husband)
ChildrenPaula Vicuña Murillo (daughter)
RelativesMariví Fuentes (mother)
NationalitySpanish

Character biographyEdit

Raquel is an inspector for the National Police Corps tasked with negotiating with the robbers in parts 1 and 2. However, during the negotiations, she meets the Professor, who introduces himself to her in a bar under the name Salvador Martín, and embarks on a relationship with him. She falls in love with him to the point of choosing to follow him instead of arresting him, spurred on when she is embarrassed and shunned by her colleagues for bad decisions she made while in charge of the investigation. A year after releasing the professor, she follows him to the Philippines and becomes a member of the gang. Like the rest of the gang members, she takes the name of a city (Lisbon) to hide her identity.

CharacterisationEdit

Ituño described Raquel as a "strong and powerful woman in a world of men, but also sensitive in her private life".[2] She took inspiration from The Silence of the Lambs character Clarice Starling, an FBI student with a messy family life who develops sympathies for a criminal.[3] Creator Álex Pina saw Raquel's story as a formerly abused wife falling in love with the Professor "as very powerful, very romantic". That they come from two opposite sides was "intended to enhance the genre" and something that the producers "wanted to exploit".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PERSONAJES 'LA CASA DE PAPEL' - LOS ATRACADORES - Itziar Ituño es Raquel Murillo" (in Spanish). antena3.com. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ Echites, Giulia (23 September 2018). "L'ispettore Murillo de 'La casa di carta': "La mia Raquel, donna forte in un mondo di uomini"" (in Italian). repubblica.it. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ "La tercera parte de la serie será un "bombazo": Itziar Ituño, actriz de "La casa de papel"" (in Spanish). wradio.com.co. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ Pickard, Michael (29 June 2018). "Right on the Money". dramaquarterly.com. Retrieved 1 September 2019.

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