In the middle of the most famous moment that she experiences at a professional level, Ana de Armas is the person chosen by the magazine People en Español, whose list of “25 Strongest Women” of the year 2023. And precisely for the publication, a. The Cuban actress spoke about her Oscar nomination and also about what being a native of Cuba means to her.
This will be March 12, when we will finally know if the first Blonde wins the Oscar for “Best Actress” for her performance as Marilyn Monroe. But whatever happened at the most important film gala, the fact is that the nomination of Ana de Armas has already been done, which is an unthinkable feat for her when she grew up and lived in Cuba.
“It is a great emotion that I never thought to be named Oscar. For Oscar when he grew up in Cuba or saw in Cuba and saw in an American film, it became something that happened to others in me. It was not something that connected with me or with my life I could,” confessed the artist, who, when he knew that he aspired to the dignity of his father’s prize, who would be proud of it, as well as of it. all Cubans
“I think of all the people, all the Cubans, all those who have followed my life and are my friends, who pushed me to leave Cuba and then to leave Spain and go ahead,” he added.
She spoke specifically about her country to the magazine, explaining everything Cuba means to her. “It’s my house, it’s my house, I have my memories, my childhood, good, not so good,” said Ana de Armas, who has friends and family on the island with whom she feels a connection. . the strongest
“It is a very strong attraction that even though I don’t live there and I can only go at certain times of the year when I have time, the connection is very strong. I talk every day with people in Cuba, with my friends; , my children, my mother. It is a bond that cannot be broken can.”
After TOP Blonde, the movie was screened in some movie theaters in Cuba, which excited her, especially because of the queues of hundreds of people who wanted to see it. “Seeing all those people, all the Cubans wanting to see the film and with so much pride and emotion, it was an incredible thing. I couldn’t be there because I work, but I loved having the experience. in person and be there. enter the theater and see everyone walking.
The actress also recalled her beginnings and how much it cost to succeed in Hollywood. The life that began when he left Cuba at the age of 18 (he is now turning 35), was something very hard for him.
“It was a lot of work and a lot of patience,” acknowledges Ana de Armas, who throughout her career has been asked to leave the zone, which is why she left Spain to look for an opportunity in Hollywood. “I am interested in risks and what people think is impossible. For me, the risk is what life gives me and what is the fun of achieving something important, disgust, leaving a mark, doing something interesting,” he revealed.
Currently, Ana de Armas is involved in new projects beyond acting, as a producer, working with writers and looking for writers she wants to work with. Although he feels tired after these years of intense work, he is very happy and plans to take a period of rest and reflection in 2023. Yes, even enjoy a well-earned vacation.
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