Madalina Ghenea: the beautiful model kidnapped from the cinema

Cristiana Allievi

Can you only have three scenes in a movie and make a difference? If it is "Youth"of Sorrentino, and of a woman who is not satisfied with being" Miss Universe ", yes. Madalina Ghenea, 27, Romanian, a former model who has become an actress, she is incredibly beautiful and not at all stupid. On the screen he puts the character of Paul Dano, Blockbuster actor in Sorrentino's film, on the line, saying "I'm proud to be Miss Universe, are you the movie you made?". And it shows what pasta is made in real life.

"Paolo didn't ask me to do what I did. It was I who decided to put all the frustrations I accumulated in 13 years of fashion into that scene," he says in perfect Italian. "If you do this job and you're six feet they think you have nothing to say, they don't take you seriously." At the age of 14 he finished school in Romania, started Psychology but did not finish it, which he still regrets. "I really like watching people, when I am at an event I love to stand in a corner and watch what they do …".

He admits: he started traveling a lot, going back and forth between Italy and Romania, for money. "In Romania my mother, who is a veterinarian, earns 100 euros a month, it was difficult for me to give up the money I was offered. Italy invented me, to launch me was the advertisement of the "3": that spot made me arrive at the Ischia festival, to reward Crescentini. There he saw me a producer, thanks to which they arrived The usual idiots, Bastard breed by Gassman and the TV series I borgia. But after Dom Hemingway with Jude Law, I quit. I felt used, I had to accept projects that didn't make me grow ".

Changed agent (today has the same as Bellucci), change the prospects. In Sorrentino's film he plays the "ideal" woman, the embodiment of youth. Especially evident in the memorable pool scene in which it appears completely naked. "I have never undressed in that way, but I really like how Sorrentino used my body. And then it will also be the memory of my youth, in a few years I won't be able to do such a thing!"

Beauty, he admits, helped her, and how. "He took me to Cannes, and before that in the world of fashion, so I am grateful to her. But she is not in the first place. I come from a family with minimal salaries, but she is happy with simple things. After seeing Youth I hope the message is clear: the lesson is to embrace your parents and loved ones, to give them everything you can give, because you don't know what brings life ".

His mother wanted beauty in his education. "In Slatina, our city, I attended an art school for seven years, I studied classical dance, I have a diploma and I could teach it. I love children, I see myself working with them. If I would like a child? After all the trips to Haiti, to Nairobi, to Rio, and to all the orphanages visited, I have the desire to adopt, to make one of my own seems to me an act of selfishness ".

Known for her romantic relationships with aces like Gerard Butler and Michael Fassbender, he explains her this way: "I don't deny that because I like this world, I am attracted by good and beautiful men who do this job. I learned a lot from Gerard and Michael, but from more than a year I am alone, and this pause has made my ideas clear. I have been canceled for men … it is hereditary … my mother did the same.
But now I want to concentrate on my work: I'll be on two American sets, including a romantic comedy starring Barry Monroe (the other set is that of Zoolander 2). Soon I will return to an Italian set, with a part in dialect. I have to study 60 pages and it will be challenging … I don't have time for men … ".

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