Had its parental rating elevated by Ministry of Justice due to constant violent scenes and sexual overture. Rede Globo however edited several episodes and was allowed to reprise it at an afternoon time-slot in 2009.
Regiane Alves used to burst in tears always when she had to shoot a scene where her spoiled character Dóris was mean to her grandparents. She was once attacked by an old lady with her umbrella while walking.
Manoel Carlos reportedly gave the character of Hilda (Maria Padilha) the breast cancer storyline because she was "the face of happiness. Lessons only work when something bad hits someone who is happy. You can expect anything to those who are unhappy."
For the famous sequence in which the characters of Fernanda and Téo are caught in a Rio crossfire took 10 hours to complete, but a shot of Vanessa Gerbelli getting hit by a bullet had to be filmed again. As the original scenes were filmed open to the public, a camera flash ruined her scene.