The irony that lets it explode as soon as it can, brings Madalina Diana Ghenea, born in Slatina in Romania on 8 August 1988, to play with her beauty, thus making it anything but icy. He remembers with affection and nostalgia his first steps in Italy. The debut at the "Ischia Global Fest" a few months after his arrival, when he was an unknown model. He started again with the first contract in his pocket.
How did it go?
«I owe everything to the patron Pascal Vicedomini who saw me and understood my potential. He introduced me to directors and producers, the rest is my dream come true. I was a model for 3, mobile telephony. In Ischia there was also Pietro Valsecchi ».
Was he the one who discovered it?
"No, daughter Virginia. He told me I would be perfect for one of their films, I didn't want to do anything else. I agreed to an appointment in Milan with Mandelli and Bigio only as a courtesy. Instead I turned The usual idiots where I played a lame. Years later, at the auditions with Sorrentino for Youth, he told me that in the first draft of the script, Jane Fonda had to be lame when she was young ".
Should we believe in meaningful coincidences as they say in psychoanalysis?
"And I believe it. My coach I met in Ischia, every meeting is a gym that sediments and stays inside you ».
Is the hair stylist Aldo Coppola's calendar a step too?
"I was 15 and I didn't know it would be his last campaign. This makes me sad and happy at the same time. Especially grateful for the chance to work with him, a beautiful person ».
His is a bizarre career path, which took her out of Romania and today brings her back to the departure station.
«When you find your roots it means that the path has been completed. I have just finished shooting a movie at home in my country and I am satisfied. The whole casting is Romanian, Dorian Boguta offered me this very difficult role. It is the story of an artist who disappears, I am a girlfriend and therefore suspect. An introspective, silent noir. Emotions and sighs. Is called The Orma with many meanings, he wanted to leave his footprint in the lives of others. A desire that underlies and will explode in a thousand ways ».
"A return that I like. I will bring an American film to the Rome Film Festival, where I went for the first time with Alessandro Gassmann and his first work, Bastard breed. There I had a very small role and here I star with Darren Criss, the actor who played the killer of Gianni Versace in the film dedicated to the designer. We shot in Trentino, the director is Barry Morrow, the screenwriter of Rain Man. The title is not there yet and the story speaks of love. It is a surreal comedy centered on the assumption that we all deserve a piece of joy. Criss is a very good actor. Between us, that we had to be taken of each other, chemistry was missing. If you see it on the screen it seems lost in love ».
Satisfied with your piece of joy?
"Yup. It makes me happy about everything. I lived by set alone and today I put my affections next to each other so that passion also takes on a different depth. I have a daughter and I'm in love. That man made me the spell. I had taken up home and manager in Los Angeles, the moment of change, I was thrilled, I was leaving a safe place like Italy and I was going to Hollywood in a very competitive situation. Then I met him who lives in Romania and I left everything, I came back to the beginning, I took home again in Milan and from September I will be there. All sudden, all at once ».
It seems she's like that, a little chat and goes where your instinct takes you. In this case, just the heart.
"They are the best choices".
Like the one who plunged her at the Sanremo Festival in 2016?
"I couldn't believe it, an emotion that cuts your legs. With Carlo Conti and Gabriel Garko we tried to manage this incredible wave. I'm just sorry I didn't enjoy the beauty of the experience. And at the end of August I conducted the Romanian Sanremo Festival ».
Nice jump for a girl who came to Rome to be a model. No?
"I was 14, I started with Gattinoni and with Sarli, there was Woman under the stars in Piazza di Spagna. It was the very early days of Facebook, I was in a modeling agency that was indispensable. So I created an image, I wanted to advertise and post whatever I did. The telephone spot for 3 came out thanks to social media. Sometimes I was embarrassed, some brands wanted to dress me and not much more famous actresses. Perhaps because on Instagram I have 650 thousand followers ».
Social media to work more?
«With cinema you don't make a lot of money, with contracts you do and a brand doesn't take you if you don't have an account. Once I wanted to close it, I immediately received the letter from the lawyer of the agency that threatened legal proceedings. Cinema and social media are two worlds that will never make peace but in a sense help each other. Forty thousand views can send a message. Chiara Ferragni is an entrepreneur, a different job. I'm only happy when I'm on the set, but I understand the importance of the medium and use it. It was enough to send Marion Cotillard a post to deny her story with Brad Pitt. It is beauty modernity ".