Margherita Purchase: “After the Verdone film, folks actually thought I used to be hooked on psychotropic medicine.”

September 4, 2022 – 08:21

Actress with Buen Retiro Capalbio: “My daughter Caterina, an actress? I’m resigned. I used to be lazy at college, nevertheless it was my happiness … that is how I met Andrea Camilleri ”

With Caterina Ruggi d’Aragona



Final days of summer time in Capalbio for Margherita Kup. Essentially the most awarded actress of Italian cinema (7 David di Donatello, 7 Nastri d’Argento and 5 Globi d’oro) enjoys an excellent refuge, away from the nightlife, with the standard group of buddies. “Regular life, even a little bit boring, as a trip ought to be: do nothing. I plan a visit sometimes, however I do not really feel like stress; I choose Italian holidays, as prior to now, “says Purchase, who a number of days in the past returned from Castiglione della Pescaia, the place she was invited by Giovanni Veronesi to the” Sea Cinema Competition “. “Castiglione, Elba and Viareggio are the seashores of my childhood.”

She was born and raised in Rome, however her roots are in Tuscany …


«My paternal grandmother was from Serravalle, close to Monsummano Terme. She moved to Rome, however usually returned to the sisters who stayed in the home that her mom had as a marriage reward. Through the Second World Conflict, my grandfather (a soldier who, after touring on the entrance, had different duties) determined to relocate the household to this nation villa, which was first confiscated by the Germans (chasing them), after which by the People, who welcomed them again to their house and gave them peanuts peanuts and chocolate. My father had a horrible and adventurous childhood. As an grownup, he tried to work as little as attainable to pursue his pursuits (fishing, searching for mushrooms, enjoying tennis …) ».

On this home within the countryside of Pistoia, household reunions …

“I spent my childhood summer time there with my mother and father, Giorgio and Franca (daughter of a Florentine and Florentine dwelling in Sarzana) and my sisters Francesca and Giovanna. The primary moments had been enjoyable: cousins, the countryside, animals, freedom … Then it turned a spot of penance the place I studied for 2 months. Arithmetic, physics, chemistry, Latin, drawing: 4 gadgets to be recovered yearly in September ».

She describes herself as a nasty scholar …

«I have never studied. Perhaps I used to be lazy. I did not really feel like coping with subjects that I did not like, too far-off from me. I used to be focused on literature and historical past. However my mother and father enrolled me in a science highschool ”.

It was his happiness …

“Throughout one of many last-minute tragic revivals my mother and father had given up, a Latin instructor launched me to her husband, Andrea Camilleri, then a professor on the Nationwide Academy of Dramatic Arts. With Camilleri, I noticed there was a means out. On the Academy, I discovered a recognizable door to a parallel world that I noticed as an alternative choice to a life that I did not like and that made me uneasy about. I attempted the doorway examination: the primary time I failed it, the following yr I handed. And I began to be taught so much as a result of ardour drives you, encourages you to become involved ».

“I do not consider it. I do not know if it was, as a result of our mother and father did not take a look at us when the three of us had been enjoying. The fun of the cinema is a thriller to which I’ve no reply. I keep in mind that to keep away from dissatisfaction and frustration with the studio, I began relationship my aunt , who has constructed her independence as an impresario of the theater. Following this extravagant lady, not very effectively seen by the household, however very good to me, I began going to rehearsals and attending to know these humorous creatures which might be actors. I used to be saved! ”.

His mother and father didn’t rejoice …

“Their response was, ‘We do not perceive you; we will not assist you to; we don’t consider and can’t sustain with you; but when that is what you need to do, we cannot trouble you. ”».

Rubini, Verdone, Özpetek, Comencini, Moretti …: essential conferences marked his profession …

“On the Academy you meet such attention-grabbing people who they doubt your head, which is essential as a result of it pushes you to by no means really feel good and makes you develop. Along with Sergio Rubini, Giuseppe Piccioni, Umberto Marino, Ennio Contorti, we created a analysis group that started to cooperate: we constructed our future. Then Verdone and the others got here ”.

C.at Rubini you managed to work collectively even after parting methods …

“We’re clever folks. And it was proper to proceed within the work of the union that started this fashion. It isn’t such as you shoot a shotgun after your separation! Not at all times. Love can take many varieties, typically extra attention-grabbing. ”

How do you expertise the selection of your daughter Caterina, who not too long ago made her debut on Amazon Carlo Verdone?

«With resignation. There’s in all probability no father or mother who shouldn’t be afraid for his or her youngster, particularly in the event that they know the pitfalls of the career they’ve chosen. I do know it is not straightforward, however I hope you will see your means, maybe extra worldwide than mine. Caterina is a local English speaker, attended worldwide colleges, accomplished her research in England (regardless of the pandemic!): She was in a position to benefit from sometimes Anglo-Saxon coaching, mentality and practicality to enter worldwide circulation. I’m not saying that I ought to refuse the project in Italy, the place I’m glad that the cinema is again within the Italian means that tells our tales ».

Who would you wish to be directed by?

«With Bellocchio, I’ve already made my dream come true in a drawer. I wish to work with administrators like Sorrentino, not a lot for achievement as for his private imaginative and prescient of the story ”.

Do you assume you had been conditioned, as Verdone admitted of himself, with The Damned The Day I Met You?

“It was an excellent success that struck hearts and the collective creativeness. At the moment, it influenced additional skirmishes; folks thought I used to be actually hooked on medicine like Invoice’s. Actually, it worries me greater than not taking drugs.

“The nervousness has grow to be so international that private fears have given means. I’m very anxious about local weather change and have no idea what to do. To begin with, I do not know the way the brand new generations will deal with, as a result of I do not see any essential political alerts. I imagined that the election marketing campaign made a powerful reference to this, additionally as a result of younger folks, thrown into torment and nothingness for 2 years, want somebody who would make them really feel a part of a change that should essentially exist, and about which there’s none. sign. seen. I’m very upset “.

Higher to go to the films …

“Cinema that tells tales has at all times been a car for change. I consider it may possibly nonetheless assist younger individuals who really feel excluded from society and have fallen asleep a bit. ”

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