It's become increasingly common to associate a musical theme to each of the most important characters in a telenovela. In this case, music contributes to the construction of the character by emphasizing its defining traits, and adding one more identifier to that character.
In this video, we see actor Carlos Montilla recording El Darwin. This song was composed by brothers Victor and Pablo Escalona specifically for womanizer Darwin, Montilla's character in the telenovela Ciudad Bendita.
I should note that in Ciudad Bendita there were two actors who both composed and sang themselves their characters' musical themes:
- Yanis Chimaras' El Chaca Chaca for character Puro Mercado
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- Henry Soto's Otra Mentira Más for character Kike Palacios