“La reina del flow”: meet the singers who inspired the characters in the telenovela

After his bequest to Netflix, the second season of “The queen of flow”Has positioned itself in the Top10 of the most popular productions on the streaming platform. One of the factors that influence the success of the Colombian telenovela, in addition to its history and its protagonists, is urban music.

Caracol Televisión’s melodrama follows the lives of Yeimi Montoya (Carolina Ramirez), Charly Cruz (Carlos Torres) and other Colombian reggaeton artists seeking to succeed in a highly competitive music industry. Therefore, the actors were inspired by well-known reggaeton artists.

From Maluma, J Balvin and many other exponents. Some artists even appeared in “”As Sebastián Yatra and Karol G.

WHICH SINGERS INSPIRED THE LEADING PLAYERS OF “LA REINA DEL FLOW”?

YEIMY MONTOYA

In an interview with El Espectador, He said that he first noticed JLo although it was also inspired by Ivy Queen. ‘The first thing I did to start building Yeimi Montoya,’‘, was to establish real references and some very clear ones appeared before me. The first to emerge was Jennifer Lopez, and as soon as I saw her I knew that that was the style I wanted to give the character ”.

“Although I later investigated wonderful behaviors of “Added the Colombian actress recognized for her role as the protagonist of the telenovela” La hija del mariachi “and for playing the heroine Policarpa Salavarrieta in the series” La Pola “.

Ivy Queen is one of the artists who inspired Yeimy Montoya’s creation of “La reina del flow” (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP)

CHARLY FLOW

The character of It is influenced by several famous reggaeton artists. “In my personal case, I had many references. Let’s say that, during the filming, I lived updated with everything that was happening with most of the artists of the urban genre, especially Colombians like J Balvin, Maluma, Floor 21 and Reykon”, He pointed out in conversation with Kienyke.

Although he also clarified that his inspiration is only his way of dressing, walking, expressing himself, since Charly “goes through some situations that I am sure none of them have gone through and, if they have, I have not found out,” explained the actor. 33-year-old recognized for participating in “Bad girls”, “Poor Rico”, “Emergency rooms”, “Francisco the mathematician” and “Love and live.”

The Colombian singer Maluma, who in this photo attends the MTV Video Music Awards 2018, was one of the artists who inspired the creation of Charly in "The queen of flow" (Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP)
The Colombian singer Maluma, who in this photo attends the MTV Video Music Awards 2018, was one of the artists who inspired the creation of Charly in “La reina del flow” (Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP)

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