Photo: Paz Vega
Actress Paz Vega said finding a good role in Spain was tough right now, but she was excited about her upcoming project with director Manuel Gomez Pereira.
“In Spain, what’s really hard is getting a film off the ground, getting the money ... because the (economic) situation is bad for everybody and for the industry,” the Spanish actress said in an interview with Efe.
Gomez Pereira’s new project is “very exciting” and “very interesting,” Vega said.
The Spanish director is known for such movies as “Entre las piernas” (1999) and “El juego del ahorcado” (2009).
His latest project is “La ignorancia de la sangre” (The Ignorance of Blood), which also stars Juan Diego Boto and will be filmed in Seville.
The film, based on the novel “The Ignorance of Blood” by Robert Wilson, is about a mother who decides to find her kidnapped child with or without the help of the police.
“I’m happy, it’s a very powerful story and it’s a way of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It makes me excited about returning to Spain, filming and seeing how a project is moving forward and finally getting made,” the 37-year-old actress said.
Vega visited Mexico City for the screening of her first movie made in Mexico, “Espectro,” a horror film by Mexican director Alfonso Pineda Ulloa.
The movie marks the actress’s first foray into the horror genre.
Vega, winner of the Goya for Best Actress for “Lucia y el sexo” (2001), said traveling and working with other people was “always enriching.”
Vega plans to return to the United States after wrapping up her project with Gomez Pereira and will work on “A Fall from Grace” with director Jennifer Lynch.