It was not surprising that this girl avoided spoiling the opportunity that fate had outlined for her. And it is that she had concentrated a series of favorable circumstances.
Indeed, he came from a childhood under the effects of a clear and powerful theatrical vocation. When the visitors left home, she imitated them with skill and wit. She exhibited such a memory that, having read a page, she would recite it almost without fail. Her father was unemployed because of a strike and his displeasure hurt her heart; She, an amateur actress, asked for this reason and for the first time to collect.
In such a context, the manager of the Romea asked a critic friend to find him a young woman to play the supporting role of the naive. He took the commission seriously, and immediately recognized himself attracted by the singular work of a girl in a vulgar setting on Mercaders Street.
Having made the recommendation, the manager wanted to make sure and went to the Gràcia theater where she was performing immediately in a play by Zola. He fell in love with her and hired her after overcoming her father's stubborn refusal.
She did not hesitate to confess then that she had no interest in the role she was given, and dared to ask her not only Maricel, but also to play the role of lead actress instead of the lesser one: young lady. He was not so crazy, because she had already measured herself correctly before other dramas of the gigantic Guimerà.
At just 18 years old, he broke into the Romea stage for the first time. His legs did not tremble or he felt stage fright, because the challenge, given his mettle, courage and security, boosted his tremendous creative energy. The public realized from a good beginning that she was before the birth of an actress called to exhibit a stellar dimension; and also criticism, which emphasized the expressive force of both her gesture and her word.
Very soon the opportunity was given to pass into the hands of the original master Adrià Gual, who immediately felt the emotion of having in his hands a very valuable rough diamond. In his memories, he accurately traces the profile of the young actress.
The scandal of an erotic Salomé turned out to be anecdotal, since the Teatre Català soon jumped into Spanish, in order to undertake Xirgu's tempting conquest of Latin America and Madrid.