Since she walked the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, nothing will ever be the same.
Strikes of style aside, Alessandra Mastronardi, godmother of the 76th Venice Film Festival, managed to bring to the Lido something more than a unique look at night (something not easy to do, by the way), but she managed to remind us how much cinema and the Italian screen can be proud of an actress and a woman who was chosen by Woody Allen (“To Rome with Love”) as one of the protagonists of one of his films, who crossed the threshold of Hollywood with the series “Master of None” but who, first of all, is an Italian actress of great value, with new projects coming up, including the third season of Rai Series “L’Allieva.”
We chatted with her while taking a peek of the Godmother’s hotel room, where we tried to get to know her a little more, between shoes, clothes and a wonderful “mess.”
Can you tell us which movie you liked the most during the Festival?
Since we can’t but talk about fashion after the days in Venice: what does a look need to make you feel yourself?
It must have the right balance between comfort and femininity.
Which was the look you enjoyed the most?
Brioni’s masculine look was the most fun and comfortable of all.
Rome and London. Two houses, two destinations. What is never missing from your suitcase?
The moisturizer, a book and the battery charger.
Venice 76 in one word:
The most beautiful encounter during the Venice Film Festival?
Meeting all the young people during the carpets, the children on the beach – the warmth of the people made Venezia 76 a magical experience that I will never forget.
“A magical experience that I will never forget.”
Now that the Festival is over and you can take a breath and think it over, what is your balance between fears, satisfaction and expectations.
It’s a positive balance, I overcame one of my greatest fears: that of talking in public, I had a lot of work satisfaction in those 12 days and as far as expectations are concerned, well, I’m learning to go without them in my life…they are too dangerous.
You have worked in both Italian and international productions: how does the approach to the character and the atmosphere on set change?
The approach to the character doesn’t change much, the character simply speaks in another language. The scene is certainly different but, on both fronts, I have always found the utmost professionalism and passion for this work.
“…as far as expectations are concerned, well I’m learning to go without them in my life…”
“…they are too dangerous.”
The Venice Film Festival gives you the opportunity to see films from all around the world, is there a particular country where you would like to act? And why?
It would be fun to be a character in a Japanese film, perhaps in black and white: their silences, the way they do the photography and narrate the characters, has always fascinated me.
A film genre that you haven’t tried yet and can’t wait to do?
I have never done anything horror but honestly, I can do without it.
The Venice Film Festival is one of the moments that celebrates films the most, what is the film that celebrates cinema the most for you?
Must have on the set?
The superpower that you would like to have.
Being able to Time travel.
What can you tell us about your future projects?
In October, “Si muore solo da vivi” directed by Alberto Rizzi, with Alessandro Roja, Francesco Pannofino and Neri Marcorè should be released.