“Aunt Elsa took me home to my parents because I was a sleepwalker. I wanted to have more children” – Corriere.it

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The actress who has hundreds of films to her credit: I was a dancer and I had no passion for the theater

According to her, her life is full of failures, but entertaining, as well as some regrets. but after, Laura Morante has origins 100 movies as an actressa David by Donatello on
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by Nanni Moretti Two films as a directorAnd the news book Written late after 60 years out of humility, she nicknamed her aunt Elsa. and has two ex-husbandsplus one in the office and of each child (the two females, Eugenia Costantini and Agnes ClaisseThey are also actresses. Currently, she is a mother with Gabriele Muccino. series
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a highly desirable show, written by herself to be able to navigate a pandemic with a high profile cast and for the obsession that has come to her to figure out who she really is. Sarah Bernhardt, the first singer, the strangest, the most imaginable of her: “She was tyrannical, caustic, thirsty for glory. I read her autobiographies and I thought: I hate her.

So what prompted her? anti like that Want to tell more to the divas of the show?

“His biography is so full of intrigue and intriguing lies that I wondered: why is he lying? Why is she hiding? I read a lot, skimmed through the data and thought I found Ariadne’s subject to figure out who he was. I fell in love with her searching for her hurts and insecurities. She never knew her father, she was a girl prostitute and she had two younger sisters who died. His motto was all the same“Despite everything”, as if to say, “Anyway, I’m fighting.”

Is it “in spite of everything”?

“Everyone has it, but theme A is failure treasure. One thing I always tell my children is: No failure over the years is a tragic truth, and yet the things you never dared to do will haunt you forever. Defeats are also fun, a life without defeats is a useless life.

Tell me funny failures and regrets.

“After middle school, I dreamed of the Liceo Classico, but I didn’t dare take the Latin entrance exam. That morning, my mother asked me “Where are you going?” We were a lot of children, eight, that doesn’t mean that the parents follow everything. Half asleep, she said to me: reject me pink rose. I made a mistake and did not dare to take the exam. Instead, as a girl, wanting to be a ballet dancer, I left for Rome and was rejected at the Academy. It was painful, but now I was there, I went back to contemporary dance and I walked barefoot into the company of dancers Patrizia Cerrone: I became a professional, whereas with the Academy I would have become the best teacher”.

Through Cerrone, he meets Carmelo Bini.

“They were friends, he asked me to borrow him for a show, but when Patrizia called me, Carmelo refused to let me goSo you locked me in the theater. Arms of iron overthrew him. He deliberately did not pay us. He said it was an honor to work with him. I knocked on his dressing room, waved the workers’ book and sang “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido”. I also filed a labor dispute with him, which I won and he brought me back the following year.

Does he have an indomitable character because with seven brothers he surrenders or imposes himself on us?

“Not only was it a family with many children, but we never finished lunch without three or four arriving: in this confusion, to attract attention, you had to kneel down and I was pathologically shy. To go to a store, my heart was racing. Leaving home And Grosseto alone at seventeen was a great thing, I was withdrawn, I had no friends, I probably left because I knew if I didn’t soon I wouldn’t. would do more. The first year was a hopeless loneliness but I resisted despite everything.

What education did he receive?

“Father and mother were the opposite of each other: he had a sense of duty, passionate about the work of writer and journalist, and a lover of books; she had an inverted measure of values, the struggle for life did not concern her, she absolutely despised school. If he had realized that you hadn’t left, he would have said: Well done”.

How was the cinema, the debut with Giuseppe Bertolucci in the film “Lost Objects” and immediately after the “Tragedy of an Idiot” by his brother Bernardo?

“During my breaks as a dancer, I used to appear in theaters outside of theaters to make money. Giuseppe saw me and wanted to audition me. For years, I considered myself a semi-failed dancer on loan to the cinema, so in our house are the legendary characters of writers and intellectuals, not actors”.

When I was a child, I said no to “Decameron” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, how did that happen?

“I was eight or nine years old and I met Pasolini with Aunt Elsa. He called me to ask me if I wanted to do this film. I replied: I have to ask my father. Him: I’m asking you. I didn’t like that. Elsa has decided. She used to say: She is a child who is going to destroy herself.

What is your relationship with your aunt?

“I was her favourite. When I was eleven or twelve years old, she wanted me to accompany her to Rome, then she brought me back, because like many children I was a sleepwalker and at night I walked around and was talking in the house. After a while, he decided to stop. with my family. He always quarreled with my father, and they debated for hours about ideological things and literary tastes. Like, At one time, she didn’t like Kafka, of whom her father was a big fan, so I gradually excluded almost the whole family, with the exception of my brother Daniele.

Instead Uncle Alberto Moravia?

“When I was a kid, I barely remember him. We met when he was a film critic and I started acting. He liked to talk to young people, he was curious and easier to reach than Elsa He dated with us until his death.

In 2018, she published “Immoral Goosebumps”. Why is the book so late?

“Writing is something I haven’t dared to do for a long time. At home almost everyone was writing or publishing and it was hard to compare. I differed, I differed. After that, the publishing house Elisabetta Sgarby insisted for years. I fled but he always came back to the prosecution”.

What is the turning point in cinema?

“Going through the main entrance saved me a long mess, but I was poor for a long time… I was making a film or two a year, my first daughter was born. When I had already done White With Nani Moretti, the journalist returned home. The apartment was very modest, with a tattered bookcase and an unbalanced couch. He asked me: Excuse me, are you living like this for political reasons? “.

He once said that two-thirds of the films he made were for the money. Was he exaggerating?

“Not many. When I told John Malkovich about it, he said, ‘I’ll save two or three.’ »

Malkovich was one of many aliens who brought him out.

“I must have made a hundred films, few of them were released in Italy. It was beautiful, Dancer upstairs. The Spanish producer doesn’t want me. Malkovich fought and fought, then wrote me a letter: I’m sorry, but I can’t have you. A year later, he called me and said: Come to Madrid right away for a test, maybe we can convince the producer. He got it, but he wrote in his contract that the three champions would be me, Javier Bardem and Juan Diego Boto.

Does such fierce opposition often arise?

“I started with auteur cinema, those who paid attention to the box office hated me. For WhiteI was not considered commercial enough by the producer who said to Nanny: Take anyone, but not her. And I always tell my daughters that this work must be taken seriously, but it must not be taken seriously, otherwise it is ruin.

Of the many directors who directed it, including Monicelli, Salvatores, Placido, Avati, Virzì and Luchetti, who taught you the most?

“Bad movies learn more: A good act in a good movie is relatively easy, and vice versa, it’s very difficult. The movie that suits me best is hearts By Alain Resnais, it was like a parallel world that I didn’t want to leave.

She has done many comedies, “August Holidays”, “Turn”, “Love Is Eternal As Long”, “Bob and Mary”… But she is still considered a dramatic actress, why?

“I don’t know, maybe because of the looks. Several years ago, Monicelli said to me: stop playing dramatic roles, you are an actor, I tell you that I discovered Monica Vitti. But no one believed her. When I was writing roles I was writing his humor but when others call me that I do what they ask of me.”

To the protagonist of his film “Seligin” he attributed “androphobia”. Have you been afraid of disappointing a man?

” I can not believe it. I have been married twice and have a long term partner.

You have three children, last child adopted, how long was Laura Morant’s mother?

“A lot. On the contrary, I wanted to have more children. In my first essay in primary school, I wrote: When I grow up, I want to become a dancer and have many children”.

Did the girls have concerns about pursuing the same job as you?

“Eugenia, the eldest, I had to push her. I was afraid she wanted it and she didn’t dare, I denied it, and it took years for her to admit it.

How did he feel his vocation?

“Unlike me, she’s a real movie buff, she watches thousands of movies. He’s written some great shorts and said he’d be a great director too. Agnese is also a musician and I’m glad they all have the two more arrows in the bow: the choice of the pick is fun but it can be vaguely insulting.

Ferzan Ozpetek ranked “Laura Morante Colors” among Italian beauties. What is your relationship to time?
“If I could stop him once in a while, I would like that too, but you can’t. So I guess yes A certain amount of wrinkles They don’t stop me from enjoying a game of matriciana or a sunny day.

March 17, 2022 (change March 17, 2022 | 10:50 p.m.)

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