In Chica Busca Chica, Freijeiro plays Nines, a smooth-talking lothario who can make any woman fall prey to her slyly seductive ways.
In our email interview, Freijeiro talks about the ongoing struggle of finding funding and a distributor for the lesbian TV series in Spain, the onscreen chemistry between her beautiful cast mates and a sneak peek of what to expect in the future for Chica Busca Chica (warning: lesbian pregnancy storyline likely).
AfterEllen.com: For those readers who haven’t yet watched Chica Busca Chica, how would you describe the series?
Celia Freijeiro: Chica Busca Chica is a Spanish comedy in which the main focus is the stories and situations that the protagonists experience. The creators, Sonia Sebastian and Olga Iglesias, wanted the main characters to be a group of women who other women would like, while refusing to dwell on the morbid situation that the taboo of homosexuality could generate.
The creators decided to produce a comedy for all ages, which is why there’s no strong sexual content in the show. The series is fresh, shameless and fun, while still being sexy.
AE: What initially drew you to this project?
CF: Well, it was my friend, actress Sandra Collantes, who spoke to me about this project, but immediately after I met the director, I caught onto her vision and, frankly, I fell in love with the script and Nines.
AE: What was your family’s reaction to you playing a lesbian? What do they think of Nines?
CF: My dad, Rafael Freijeiro, is a well-known painter, and my mom is a jewelry designer. They’re both artists and understand my career perfectly and support me entirely. They’ve seen all of my work, and CBC was no exception.
AE: Was playing Nines in Chica Busca Chica your first time playing a lesbian, and did you have initial inhibitions?
CF: The first time in my professional career that I got a lesbian scene was in the production, El Color de Agosto by Paloma Pedrero. In the play, my character, Maria, is an artist married to Juan, the ex-boyfriend of her best friend, Laura. What she would discover in the process was tormented love for Laura. That was the first time I played a woman in love with another woman.
Celia Freijeiro (right) in El Color de Agosto
Nines is totally different – a modern lesbian, completely out of the closet, really sexually liberated and a heartbreaker. It’s true that, at the beginning, I had a lot of doubts about how to interpret the role and I had a lot of questions. But it ended up being the most fun!