Your upcoming movie Deep Shock - in a few words, what is it
going to be about, and what can you tell us about your character?
The audience will be hooked
right from the very start. The characters may appear to be straightforward, and then turn out to be something
will you draw upon to bring your character to life?
Well, I've never dealt with
psychologists, but I've had to research medical matters for
other roles, and that's given me a clear idea of what my character should
what extent can you identify with the movie's horror theme?
One thing that Davide doesn't
know is that for years I've had a recurring nightmare. Each time I went further and
further into the dream, until...
did you get involved with the project to begin with, and what can you tell
us about your director Davide Melini [Davide
Melini interview - click here]?
I liked the idea of a horror
film as it's an area I've hardly worked in, and I loved the plot straight away. But the best
thing of all was meeting Davide in person and seeing how
he put the project across. We
had a great connection, and I could never forget a
director with such vision.
projects beyond Deep Shock you'd like to share?
In the coming months I'm
co-starring alongside some superb actors in
Al Sur de Guernica
("South of Guernica"), a film with a bit of horror which is
being filmed in Almeria.
got you into acting to begin with, and did you receive any formal training
on the subject?
Although I first acted when I
was 8 I didn't want to be an actor when I grew up. But in
my thirties I joined an amateur
theatre group and loved it. I've been involved in Spanish
and English theatre workshops ever since and I've had some excellent
Can you still remember your first time
in front of a movie or TV camera, and what was that experience like?
My first time on TV was in a
character show. It was an amazing experience, plus
I had to do a lot of live
The first ever film I acted in
was a political thriller and I had a bedroom scene.
It was really easy and we had
great fun, even though we had to film all night.
can you tell us about your film- and TV-work prior to Deep Shock?
So far the everything has been amazing, but I know
that the best is yet to come.
the years, you've also done quite some stagework, right? So what can you
tell us about your career as a stage actor, and how does performing on
stage compare to acting in front of a camera?
The two are very different. The
adrenalin rush you get just before going on stage in
front of an audience is like
nothing else. And you have a connection with the other
actors on stage which is
impossible on the screen because of all the cuts. But in
TV and film there are scenes
with a level of intimacy which means you can explore new
(and indeed actresses) who inspire you?
I think you can get inspiration
from any great actor. I'm a big fan of Michael Caine and the versatility of Johnny Depp.
I'm a big fan of sci-fi and there are loads of
sci-fi films that I love…
... and of course, films you really deplore?
Luckily I find it easy to forget bad experiences,
including the ones I've had in a cinema!
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Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I'd like to thank all those who have given me
their continued support.
for the interview!