Rumors of a Mentir para vivir reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (February 22) as reports claimed that Canal de las Estrellas confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2025.
UPDATE 23/02/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 10 years since Mentir para vivir first aired?! (10 years, 8 months, 20 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Mentir para vivir end?
When Mentir para vivir came to an end after 1 year in October 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Raquel Ledesma Muñoz (Altair Jarabo), Ricardo Sánchez Bretón (David Zepeda) and Oriana Caligaris de Falcón (Mayrín Villanueva). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Mentir para vivir reunion disappoint people?
Mentir para vivir aired from 2013-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Villanueva said she's not sure if Mentir para vivir would work today. “I don't want to see old Oriana Caligaris de Falcón,” she told a journalist (Villanueva turned 53 in October). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Mentir para vivir movie?
In a recent interview, Altair Jarabo said she can't imagine a Mentir para vivir reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Mayrín Villanueva has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Mentir para vivir movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Mentir para vivir film, David Zepeda stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Mentir para vivir reboot?
Recasting Mentir para vivir for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Mentir para vivir reunion, a Mentir para vivir movie, or a Mentir para vivir reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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