We recently saw 56-year-old Monica Bellucci as a mere spectator – the actress came to Venice to support her 16-year-old daughter Virgo, who took part in the grand show of Dolce & Gabbana.
But the star is clearly not going to pause her own career: soon two films with her participation will be released at once – “Fantasies”, where Monica and Carole Bouquet played a couple in love, and the continuation of the fairy tale “The Witch Comes at Night”.
Well, yesterday Bellucci flew to Athens to present to the Greek public her high-profile theatrical work of recent years – the play “Maria Callas: Letters and Memories” directed by Tom Wolf. The premiere took place in Paris back in 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic prevented an active tour. And in Athens, they will finally be able to see a production dedicated to the legendary opera diva and their compatriot (Callas was born in New York, but her parents were Greek immigrants. She then received her education at the Athens Conservatory). Screenings will take place on September 21, 22 and 23.
Monica Bellucci on the playbill
Monica met with reporters yesterday at a press conference. The actress did not change her fashion habit – in public she appeared in the image of total black, choosing a jumpsuit in a business style.
Honestly, I was scared when Tom Wolf invited me to interpret Maria Callas's letters on stage, but I couldn't resist. They are so emotional, fragile, honest. Many said that she had a tragic life, but I would say that she had a brave life, she followed her heart, remaining implacable. Maria Callas remains a woman who inspires
Callas' letters cover 30 years of her life. Tom Wolff, the director of the play, collected them into one book, calling it “an autobiography that Callas did not have time to write.” The play is a theatrical adaptation of this book.