A beautiful woman, the very symbol of "Youth" signed Paolo Sorrentino. Madalina Ghenea, in the third Italian film in competition a Cannes 2015, It is really "the youth", the youth of the title …
It is his magnificent body on the poster, but in the film Madalina Ghenea – 27 years, many of whom have passed on the catwalk, before being reborn as an actress (and queen of gossip, given the love affairs with Gerald Butler and Michael Fassebender) – he also has a very intense scene, in which he duets with Paul Dano, the star who he considers her beautiful but stupid: “Sorrentino chose me after having auditioned me with that scene. But I didn't follow his directions. I did it my way, putting all the frustration of years as a model, in which they judged me stupid just for my job. I am a kind person, but I can become bad, but you have to know how to protect yourself in a world that judges you by appearance. But the fashion world is also what brought me to the Cannes Film Festival, so I am grateful anyway ".
No embarrassment for the full nude scene in front of Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel?
I have so many complexes and paranoia, but with them that scene was natural. The embarrassment I had in reading the script disappeared on the set. And then Sorrentino gave me a gift using my body. My 27 years, my youth, will remain forever thanks to this film and that scene … Even when, in a few years, I won't be like that anymore. In Youth I am not the object woman, but the ideal one: just look at the look with which Caine and Kaeitel observe me.
By now he has chosen cinema, right?
I started four years ago and decided to make my choices carefully. The agents pushed me towards well-paid jobs but with which I built nothing. I said no. This is a small role, but for me it's an important step. Now I go back to Rome for two American sets (one of which is Zoolander 2, ed) and then I will be the protagonist of an Italian romantic comedy.
Over time, one of the film's themes, do you ever think about it?
The idea of losing loved ones and the little girl I hope to always carry with me for my whole life scares me. I hope to get to 80 years as Michael Caine, with his enthusiasm as a child who sent us every second on the set …