Known to Spanish audiences as Amar en Tiempos Revueltos, the series begins during the Spanish civil war in the 1930s and follows the way the rise and rule of Fascist General Francisco Franco affected the lives of Spain's people.
In the first season of the series, which focuses on the timeframe from 1936 to 1945, we see through the eyes of Landon's character, Isabel, the vast differences between life in Spain prior to, and during Franco's rule. We first see Isabel as a young woman being sent away to attend boarding school in England during the Spanish civil war, a time when the Second Spanish Republic governed Spain.
While Spain was in a tumultuous state of political reconstruction during the Second Spanish Republic, the regime's efforts were for the most part, in favor of the people. Prior to Isabel's departure in the show, the new government had made immense constitutional efforts to provide citizens with the right to free speech, and extended voting rights to women. However, by the time she returns home four years later, we see the stark differences between the place she once called home and the new version of the country, which is ruled by Franco and can only be described as being in a state of political and social crisis.
Landon's performance in To Love is Forever is a huge testament to her capacity as an actress. Over the last nine years the series has garnered countless awards including three Atv Awards, a Silver Medal from the 2007 New York Film Festival, the Award of the Spanish Actors Union in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013, as well as a Turia Award for Best TV Program and three TP de Oro Awards.
While Landon is no stranger to drama, something she's proven in the shows To Love is Forever and Red Eagle, the actress is also a highly sought after talent for comedy films and television shows.
"I like to try all different genres, I think it is important for an actor to show versatility," explains Landon. "You always find yourself more secure in some genre or character, but you grow more when it’s a challenge."
In the Spanish sketch comedy series La Tira (The Strip), Landon put her talents in the genre on display as Sonia, a nightclub-loving chick who never seems to leave the bar.
"Comedy is fun but it's always harder than it looks," admits Landon.
Despite comedy being one of the more challenging genres, Ainara Landon has definitely made her name known in the world of Spanish comedy. The young star was featured in the highly successful romantic comedy Stuck to Your Pillow, which was written and directed by Mari Navarro; and, she also made an appearance in the international teen comedy film G.B.F. directed by Darren Stein, the director behind the cult film Jawbreaker.
Ainara Landon is also scheduled to play the starring role of Eva, an aspiring model who gets a wild shock when she moves to Miami Beach, Florida in the upcoming comedy series Sobe: Role Models.