Ainara Elejalde (2001) grew up in an artistic environment and it is not surprising that her calling is also acting.
The daughter of Karra Elejalde and Silvia Bel – both actresses – the young woman inherited her parents’ interest in culture and at the age of 22 she made her film debut in the film Els Encantats by Lucia Del Greco.
Ainara Elejade’s first contact with art
The strange thing about this story is that she has always expressed a desire to express herself through art. Initially as a painter, she later realized that she wanted to follow her parents’ path and be in front of the camera.
In an interview with RTVE, Ainara said that her first contact with acting came as a child, when she was at her mother’s theater rehearsals: “At night I stayed in the dressing room and I remember being impressed by the stage. Being there, I even learned some of his roles by heart.
One of the first people to know what the young woman wanted to do was her father, Karra, and he asked her what she thought it was like to be an actress: “They told me that luckily it worked out well for them “But that it be so” was a very difficult thing. And I know it well because I have often had to accompany my mother to the unemployment line.”
Thanks to him, Ainara realized her desire to dedicate herself to film and did not abandon her original ideas of becoming a painter. He enrolled in fine arts and at the Barcelona Theater School and got his first roles there.
He attended the 2015 Goya Awards with his father
The young woman was very close to her parents both personally and professionally and wanted to be with the Basque actor when she won the second Goya Prize for Eight Basque Surnames in 2015, when she was only 14 years old.
During the speech he dedicated some beautiful words to his daughter: “My daughter is the most beautiful project I have ever worked on. There are things that sometimes you do well, and sometimes you succeed… This girl has become very beautiful.” I”.
“Els Encantats”, his debut film
Karra Elejalde’s daughter made her film debut in 2023 with the help of Catalan director Elena Trapé in the film Els Encantats, a story about a woman who has just been divorced and is faced with the absence of her daughter when she goes for the summer with his father.
One of the reasons she quickly became interested in the role was her feminine style in front of and behind the camera: “I really liked the script, the fact that it was a story about a woman, directed by and starring a woman. “ a team in which half were women.
“My character was also very pretty. A girl who has faced death and is not interested in frivolities. If Gina (her character) existed, I would like her a lot. I think I’m similar to her in that she’s very sincere,” he explained. .
In the above-mentioned interview with RTVE, she made it clear that she does not rule out collaborating with her father in a film, although for now she prefers to continue building her own career as an actress: “It would be very cool, although we would certainly get it. ” a drama.”
Like father, like son, and Ainara has shown that she has the same artistic streak as her parents.