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‘I have two kids, so I’ve slowed down!’ says Monica Bellucci. 

The bilingual Italian actor is working hard to overcome stage fear in order to portray opera diva Maria Callas. For over four decades, Monica Bellucci has been questioned about her beauty. Many male journalists have been overheated as a result o

The bilingual Italian actor is working hard to overcome stage fear in order to portray opera diva Maria Callas. For over four decades, Monica Bellucci has been questioned about her beauty. Many male journalists have been overheated as a result of the Italian-born actress, who began her career as a model and boasts the somewhat dubious distinction of being the oldest Bond girl. In 2004, one interviewer described her as “a distillation of every Italian perfection,” mentioning how she “brushes the cappuccino froth off her lips with the long, unpainted nails of her exquisite fingers.” 

Bellucci, who is sitting across from me in a quiet corner of a Paris hotel bar, looks to sip her coffee like a normal person (and gently worries when I don’t order any). When I inquire about these breathless reports, she pauses before responding, “It’s funny. It’s merely a fiction that persists for no apparent reason since no one believes it. I don’t think so. “Neither does the other guy.” Is she even reading them? “No. “It may be quite dull,” she remarks sarcastically. 

Unlike most actors, Bellucci, whose credits include Italian and French arthouse films as well as blockbusters like The Matrix sequels and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, isn’t here to discuss a film. Instead, she just added a new string to her bow, making her theatrical debut in Tom Volf’s Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs. Following its premiere in Paris, it travelled to Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Bellucci was scheduled to play it in December at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, but Omicron struck. The event has been rescheduled for April. 

You have all those people in front of you, and you have to cope with all of these energy — I’m still afraid even now. The performance is based on Volf’s 2019 book of the same name, which included 350 of Callas’ unfinished memoirs with 350 of her letters. Bellucci overcome a lifetime of stage fear to sing the legendary soprano’s writings. She has turned down countless opportunities to act in plays throughout the years. “I would never have imagined that,” she adds. When I ask how she’s doing in the run-up to the 2020 premiere, she laughs sharply. “Bad. You have all of those people in front of you, and you have to cope with all of these energy — I’m constantly afraid even today.” 

Volf was recommended to Bellucci by a friend, he recounts over the phone, and paid her a visit at her home in Paris to persuade her to accept the part. He’s a photographer and filmmaker who has made a profession out of being a Callas fan since 2013. In addition to three books on the singer, he created the 2017 documentary Maria by Callas, which presented her tale in her own words. “Do you know how love at first sight works?” Volf recalls the first time he heard Bellucci read Callas’ letters. “It seemed like she received a feel of her mood and state of mind right away.” There was a window in there that allowed light stream on Monica’s face, and I could see part of Callas.” 

Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs delves into the prominent opera singer’s love of her craft as well as her tumultuous personal life, which included a lengthy love affair with shipping mogul Aristotle Onassis (who ostensibly left her to marry Jackie Kennedy). The show digs into her lonely last years as well: “You get the impression that, in the end, all she has is the music,” Bellucci adds. “Everything else is gone.” 

Finally, the secret to Bellucci’s stage fright came from Callas’ wardrobe: a 1960s black Yves Saint Laurent gown acquired from a Milan collection. Was it necessary to make any changes? “No, it was wonderful,” Bellucci adds, her voice barely audible. She is thinking of having a copy created to prevent ruining it, but she has been resisting the notion for a long time for one simple reason: “I was terrified to perform without that outfit.” Art in its early stages: The infant as Blackrock Road creative consultant Reggie prepares to leap from camera to stage Sh*t: This scathing performance is vulgar but not meaningful. Bellucci performs the act in French, Italian, or English depending on the locale, a feat she dismisses, pointing out that Callas knew all three languages as well and “had an accent wherever she was speaking.” Bellucci often dubs her own sequences, allowing Italian and French audiences to recognize her voice in English-language films. “When you want to convey anything, it simply flows effortlessly if you’re into it.” 

Bellucci isn’t the only adopted Italian he’s now playing. She wore a blond wig in Antongiulio Panizzi’s The Girl in the Fountain, which premiered at the Torino Film Festival in the fall. The title alludes to Anita Ekberg’s iconic sequence in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Bellucci portrays an actor who is charged with impersonating Ekberg, who was born in Sweden. “She remained in Rome but should have fled,” Bellucci says of Ekberg’s post-Dolce Vita existence. “Everything seemed to be so lovely and wonderful, but living in Rome ruined her.” Ekberg met “the wrong guy,” she says, likely referring to actor Anthony Steel, whom Ekberg married and subsequently characterized as exceedingly jealous. “It’s interesting, there’s a photo of Callas at the premiere of La Dolce Vita,” Bellucci adds. She believes Ekberg and Callas have a lot in common. “They’re both ladies who sought to be free at a terrible period.” They were self-sufficient via their job, but remained slaves in their hearts.” 

Bellucci, who was born in Umbria and briefly studied law, seldom talks publicly about her own celebrity marriage, which lasted from 1999 to 2013, with French actor Vincent Cassel. They met while making a French film, The Apartment, and went on to collaborate on other films, including Gaspar Noé’s uber-violent Irréversible. When she describes Callas’ capacity to live life “with great emotions,” I inquire whether she shares this passion. “Not like that,” she responds, laughing. “I’ve slowed down since I have two children!” Despite the fact that her role as Persephone in the Matrix sequels (including a sensual kiss with Keanu Reeves) helped to build her fame in Hollywood in the early 2000s, Bellucci says she is pleased she remained in Europe. “In America, the idea of VIP is different. Actors live more routinely in Europe, including London. I drive my children to school. I went to the grocery to get some groceries.” 

When her parents were sick with Covid in 2020, the epidemic caused some family concerns. Bellucci was abroad from Italy at the time, staying in Biarritz with her girls to be near to Cassel, who spends part of the year there. Her older daughter Deva, now 17, who had just begun a modeling career, was hit the worst by the epidemic. “It’s more challenging when you’re young and want to see your buddies,” Bellucci explains. Deva was first recognized when she was 14 years old, while attending a photo session with her mother. “When they saw her, they exclaimed, ‘Oh my God, we want to do something with her.'” But she was too little, so we had to wait a while.” They didn’t have to wait long: Deva became the face of a Dolce & Gabbana perfume that same year, and she’s since graced catwalks and magazine covers. Her love life has already gotten a lot of attention in the French press. “She has one foot in school and regular life,” Bellucci adds, and the other in “the adult world.” She understands what it is like to work.” Deva’s every move is watched by 600,000 Instagram followers, and Bellucci feels social media has helped her daughter’s generation sidestep gatekeepers. “She believes it’s simpler for them than for us because when you have skill, you can show it immediately away.” Being the daughter of two well-known actors may also help bring your skills to the forefront. We live in an image-driven culture, but the job isn’t about aesthetics. You can’t work for more than five minutes if it’s just about aesthetics. Still, Bellucci is protective, and she was relieved to see that the profession had become less catty since her days as a full-time model. “Young people nowadays are less competitive than in the past, and they are more responsible,” she argues. “Categories were also more restricted: modeling and acting couldn’t coexist.” That is no longer the case.” 

Bellucci applauds models like Emily Ratajkowski for speaking up about what it’s like to be objectified as a young woman. Bellucci considers herself fortunate. “I began when I was very little, but I was also attending school.” Then, when I got into cinema, I was 25 and self-sufficient. “I was already sheltered when I entered the world of movies.” She remembers playing in Malèna, a Harvey Weinstein-produced film from 2000, in which she portrayed the target of everyone’s desire in a tiny Sicilian hamlet. She solely interacted with the film’s Italian director, Giuseppe Tornatore. “Tornatore was the one who picked me.” “I believe Miramax wanted another actress – one who was more renowned than me.” Bellucci, as she frequently does, got the last laugh, delivering one of her many praised performances. “We live in an image society,” she explains, “but the job isn’t about beauty.” You can’t work for more than five minutes if it’s just about aesthetics.” – The Guardian

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Most attractive ladies of the twentieth century

These ladies are so beautiful that it’s difficult to take your gaze away from them.

The “Bright Side” portal has chosen the world’s twenty most beautiful ladies. Do you think they’re the most appealing?

Most attractive ladies of the twentieth century:

Monica Bellucci

Mila Kunis 

Angelina Jolie

Penelope Cruz

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Aniston

Megan Fox

Salma Hayek

Christina Hendricks

Jennifer Lopez

Christina Aguilera

Gisele Bundchen

Shakira Shakira

Kate Moss 

Katherine Heigl 

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Monica Bellucci is pleased with her new relationship after a difficult split

Monica Bellucci, one of the world’s prettiest actresses, is in love and a new relationship. True, the woman acknowledges that the split with Vincent Cassel was really tough for her.

But the famous movie actress is now happy and free of thoughts about her previous romance. True, fans of the duo continue to remind her of their relationship. According to starhit.ru, the representatives of the cinema themselves agreed to separate amicably and politely, retaining a wonderful connection and respect.

While Mr. Cassel enjoys his connection with his wife, Monica, who has just turned 20, is considerably more wary about her new romance. And, after initially refusing to comment on the novel, she has now confirmed that she is no longer single.

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The 54-year-old star is not only still working in the film industry, but he has also preserved the position of sex symbol. Her social media photographs are still being remarked on by adoring followers. True, the actress does not highlight this and has stated repeatedly that exterior beauty has never been her top priority.

Despite the very traumatic divorce, she keeps working, raising her two girls, and bringing up her new love on a regular basis. She mentioned it in the Instagram comments.

But for the time being, she merely claims she is able to believe in love and trust her spouse again. She previously stated that she felt disoriented and dissatisfied following a two-decade romance. In an interview with Paris Match, the actress stated that a completely new and fantastic time in her life has begun. And, while the magazine just hinted at the new relationship, it showed that happiness is also dependent on a new crush.

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Monica Bellucci ended her relationship with a much younger lover: “We will be friends until the end of our lives.”

The famous Italian actress Monica Bellucci’s romantic connection with the young artist Nicolas Lefebvre took an unexpected turn. The 54-year-old actor and the 36-year-old artist are no longer together. Ms. Bellucci revealed the split in an interview with a French newspaper.

According to galpost.com, the actress claimed that while the couple’s love connection has ended, they intend to remain friends. Ms. Bellucci did not give a reason for the breakup, according to galpost.com.

“Of course, Nicholas and I adore one other. He was a great teacher to me. He is a gifted individual with exceptional artistic ability. Unfortunately, our connection will alter from now on; we will stay friends until the end of our lives,” M. Bellucci said.

This is the Italian actress’s first meaningful relationship after her sad breakup with French actor Vincent Cassel. The young artist’s romantic relationship is thought to have begun in December, when the paparazzi managed to picture the two meeting surreptitiously. There was no mistake about it: the couple kissed on the street and exchanged pleasant feelings.

Bellucci and Lefebvre made their first public appearance together in March, at an event in Madrid. The performance of the duo has piqued the interest of the international media. According to M. Bellucci, the relationship’s secrecy drew her and N. Lefebvre very close. She and her ex-lover shared similar viewpoints and hobbies, including a love of travel.

“I’ve been dating the same person for a long time, and everything is OK.” His job requires him to travel extensively over the world. That’s why he completely understands me and approves of my lifestyle. “I am overjoyed,” M. Bellucci previously stated.

It is only fitting to recall that the actress, regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, was married twice. Claudio Carlos Basso, an Italian photographer, was Bellucci’s first husband. In the 1990s, the pair married and divorced in 1994. On the shooting of the film “L’appartement,” M. Bellucci met French actor V. Cassel. The actors’ wedding took place in 1999. The couple was the parents of two girls. Elder Deva is an exact replica of her famous mother. M. Bellucci and V. Cassel announced their divorce in August 2013.

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