“Murderful Memory”: Monica Bellucci breaks with often chosen patterns

Monica Bellucci stars alongside Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce in this new action film, directed by Martin Campbell. She embodies a character, to say the least. An element that particularly interested the actress The Matrix Revolutions, Ville Marie and 007 ghost. Maintenance.

Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson) is a murderer who works for a human trafficker. But he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, which makes him question every step he takes. Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) is an FBI agent on Alex’s trail who will also meet up with Davana Sealman (Monica Bellucci), a real estate magnate whose designs are extremely dark. This role represents a first in the filmography of the Franco-Italian, revealed in the unforgettable Irreversible by Gaspar Noe.

“I wanted to work with Martin Campbell. He’s a director who knows how to create emotions,” Monica Bellucci said in a phone interview with QMI agency. “I have a lot of respect for Liam Neeson, a great actor and a great humanity.”

“The role of Davana was challenging because it opened the door for me to do something different, to play a duality, a multifaceted woman. On the one hand she is a monster and on the other hand she is just human. And it hasn’t often happened to me in my career to play an antagonist. This woman is described as a sociopath. I wanted to play this role to break the mold that has often chosen me. for murderous memory, I gained some weight. And the light and makeup helped create a different character. Getting older has certainly helped open up new opportunities for me.”

dude, a liberation?

“James Bond Woman”, in the year of her 50th birthday, twice Mistress of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival, Monica Bellucci finally takes the stage in France in 2019 Letters and Memories of Maria Callas which she will present in London after a delay caused by the pandemic.

“Growing up and getting older has given me access to the psychology of Maria Callas, which would have been difficult to understand if I were younger. The fact that I’m maturing as a woman suddenly makes me mature as an actress too,” said the actress, who celebrated her 57th birthday last September.

At an age when many actresses struggle to get roles, hide or resort to cosmetic surgery, Monica Bellucci continues to pursue her career, moving between American and European feature films, blockbusters and independent productions, and diversifying her professional experiences.

“Age gives freedom,” she said. In murderous memory, Davana is a “control freak” who wants to be in control of the passage of time and that is not possible. The obsession we humans have, this fear of dying, this fear of aging… these are things we cannot control.

“Having access to different things means that we get out of familiar patterns, people and the public look at us differently. We see each other differently. It’s not plastic anymore, something different is coming out and that’s liberating,” she said.

Besides acting, she is part of the cast of Mafia Momwhose shooting will start in Italy in a few weeks.

“It’s a hilarious comedy directed by Catherine Hardwick and starring Toni Collette. It will be a completely new register again. I haven’t acted in many comedies – yes, of course there is Ten percent – but you have to find well-written comedy, which isn’t always easy.

murderous memory hits our screens on April 29th.

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