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Adriana Barraza passionate about acting

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For Adriana Barraza, the satisfaction of acting is both in large productions and in more intimate projects. The Mexican actress enjoys each process either in the cinema or on television, such as the film We Can Be Heroes, by Robert Rodríguez, and the series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, respectively, or in the theater, with virtual dramatized readings in projects such as Start of session, in which he will venture next Friday to benefit the Casa del Actor.

This is what the 2007 Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress told Excelsior for her work in Babel.

My taste for acting is the same on any stage. I was just at Penny Dreadful in Los Angeles, and last Sunday I did (virtual) home theater with young people who are not known.

I still like to make films, television, series and soap operas in Spanish, as long as I like the project and the character. I like the theater. The work and the joy of acting is very particular and goes far beyond ranks or places. There is no space, no person or production that pays you for the pleasure of doing what you do, ”said Adriana Barraza.

In cinema, the actress is part of the action and fantasy film We Can Be Heroes, directed by Robert Rodríguez, which could be released by streaming at the end of the year.

I had a lot of fun. Working with Robert is a charm, he as a person is very sweet. He has infinite patience with children, because basically the cast is made up of children, and he gave me the chance to do a lot of antics, which I thanked him. I had a great time, we were in Dallas.

Virtual classes. Since the declaration of the pandemic before the covid-19, the actress dedicated herself to giving continuity to the classes of the school she directs, Adriana Barraza Acting Studio

The most beautiful thing is that this movie talks about the fact that you do not need to have powers, the super powers are within us and I think humanity has proven it in this situation (of the pandemic); they are within you, ”he said.

On the other hand, Adriana Barraza will participate this Friday, August 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the online project Login, together with the actress Ilse Salas and under the direction of Enrique Singer, in which they will make the first reading of a text unpublished theater written by the Mexican playwright Reynolds Robledo.

The first thing I saw is that it is a project in favor of the Casa del Actor. Later, when Reynolds Robledo explained to me what it was about and I saw that Dolores Heredia, my friend, was there, I said: ‘I’m interested’.

I really like the work of Ilse Salas, I have seen her in many films, because I watch Mexican cinema. Enrique Singer has been a friend of many years and I have a lot of admiration for him as a director. So I am very happy to participate, ”she said.

The actress explained that the public will participate in the first reading of a work, which she calls “first intention reading.”

Throughout my career, and also with my students, it is very important that one knows how to take a text and start reading it as is. It is about not only the actors, but the audience, seeing how the characters are built.

Showing a little of how we do our work is very interesting. It brings the actor’s work closer to the public and does not leave it as something untouchable on a screen ”, he said about the text that he will read and that he still does not know. “It will be something very exciting,” he said.

The actress believes that the new virtual platforms allow continuity in contact with the public to tell a story.

Throughout time, the stage event to try to communicate to the viewer an idea, feelings and a story, has survived in any way. The fortune is that creators, in any space, do not let this type of communication die. That’s what really is important.

In these moments when life has become so difficult for humanity, my desire and my energy to communicate to people, entertain them, make them think or forget a little about what is happening and think about other things, makes me that I love my profession more. I realize that the only thing left to us humans is to save ourselves. Whether it’s online or in person, the stage event will always save you. It makes me feel hope and a lot of love for humanity and my profession ”, he concluded.


  • Login
  • With Adriana Barraza and Ilse Salas.
  • Dramaturgy by Reynolds Robledo.
  • Directed by Enrique Singer.
  • Friday, August 28, 8:30 p.m.
  • Tickets available through the platform


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