Sofía Gala, an actress who wants to provoke rather than please: "I’m not interested in being nice"

Unintentionally, because his intention is always another, Sofia Gala continues to show that she is one of the great Argentine actresses of her generation. Away from entertainment by decision, and accepting proposals without thinking about her career, On Thursday, November 24, “Natalia Natalia” opens in theatersa police thriller that has her as the protagonist.

in chat with, the daughter of Moria Casán, who made a name for herself far beyond her artistic heritage, tells in depth how she develops her path in the cinema. It could be said that her way of acting is clearly naturalistic, although she has another conception: “I would say that it is not planned, I work from my job in a very intuitive way, I like to go through the stories and the characters that I am telling, so no other method that is not the natural one comes to me because that is how I go through the other, in a way natural”.

This way is also what leads her to choose projects, since, as she reveals, “I don’t choose thinking about my career, or prestige, or where I want to take, I don’t need that status. What interests me most is how much it will give me serve in terms of learning and the process of going through each of the characters and stories. I am very interested in what runs from the point of view of what is already known, and it is a new or particular point, where uncomfortable things are discussed “.

When working with issues that are uncomfortable or difficult to chew, obviously you cannot feel happiness along the way, but instead “At the moment it’s a bit confusing, maybe I can analyze how I felt afterwards. You’re so immersed in the story that you’re living it, it’s like life. Fundamentally I love it when I’m doing things with depth, that they dare to be uncomfortable, unless they are politically correct, to transgress, that they provoke something and that they provoke something to me, because for me that is art, and something that is less and less common at this time”.

Sofía Gala already has an extensive career in cinema.

As Sofía analyzes, we are in a moment of total crisis in art because “Everything is superficial, you can’t say anything because it bothers you, people are afraid of not being liked because the like and whatnot, and that people love you is the most important thing. Not for me, I’m not interested in pleasing or being nice For me, the important thing is to mobilize, because it is what I want to happen to me when I listen to a song or when I go to see a movie, or when I read a book, that it crosses me, that bothers me, that changes me. Otherwise, it is entertainment. Which I think is fine, but in my work I look for something else”.

Finally, it refers to the social act of going to the cinema to discover a movie, and not waiting for it to be on a streaming service: “All this confining ourselves and loneliness, that more and more traps are set for direct communication and for collective encounter, it is not accidental, it is something that is sought. We must not underestimate people and I think that if If you give people the option of going to the movies and bring a national film closer to them, instead of only giving publicity to the tank that comes from abroad, maybe things will change.”

And he concludes his reflection: “They always say that no one sees Argentine films and that’s a big factor. It’s not that people don’t choose, but that they don’t give them the chance to choose. They take us away from what is ours. What happened with ‘Argentina, 1985’ shows that there is a need to unite again, to go back to theaters and to once again have something much more real and more human than what we have been having as a binding society”.

“Natalia Natalia” is a police fiction that gets into dark places, talks about power and corruption in a security force that has always been controversial in our country, like the police. About her approach to the story, Gala explains: “I find it super interesting that they talk about places of power, about how humans, whenever they have a position of power, can be corrupted. It is assumed that places of power would work to help the other or defend the other, and the People who take those places end up on the side of evil.”

Sofía Gala with Valentina Bassi, another of the film's actresses.

Sofía Gala with Valentina Bassi, another of the film’s actresses.

“It seems very risky to me to talk about these places of power, what the police are, a security force, which is such a strong figure in our country,” says Sofía. But beyond the local history, she believes that the man appears to be corrupted: “I don’t know anyone who has not gone for personal good beyond the common good. It is something that happens in all the statuses of power in the world. From the president, to the policeman or whoever. It is repeated worldwide and it is something almost inherent to human”.

To close, she indicates that despite the fact that it may be a heavy film, beyond what it means to participate in such a dense plot, what happens to her is important to the actress: “What interests me when I work, whether it’s on film, television or theater, is that it makes me ask myself questions, makes me rethink a lot of these things that happen, and gives us the space and the place to be able to get fully involved. thinking and analyzing all this that one goes through in life, but for me it is essential to ask questions, and not complete answers”.

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