I have been checking out this magazine from over a year already and this is the first time that I have seen a "Non-Bollywood" actress get interviewed, maybe they have done it before, I don't know. This time is Monica Belluci. Here are some of her comments:
Q: Coming from a conservative background, you’ve played bold and provocative roles. How difficult was that?
A: There’s a strong woman within me. That strength comes from my mother and my grandmother, who were strong women. They fought for their rights and did not conform to a backward society. I’m an independent, free-thinking woman. I’ll go wherever I want to go. I’ll do whatever I want to. But somewhere within, there’s so much suffering because I’ve seen them suffer. So as an actress I look inside myself to give life to my roles. A part of the work is technical. It involves reading scripts and rehearsing the lines. That’s easy. Then there’s a part of your work which is part of your subconscious. That’s the most interesting part. Where you get to tap into your experiences and give shades to the character.
Q. What’s your take on feminism?
The ’60s is considered to be the period of freedom for women. But 30 years later society has in fact regressed. Technology has evolved but humanity has degenerated. People need to understand that we’re on this earth for a limited period of time. And there’s so much more to do than killing people by waging wars or even subjecting fellow citizens to any kind of physical or emotional torture. This generation is suffering. Poor people become victims of politics. We need to end poverty, ensure proper education for children and only then things will change.
If you want to read the whole Interview this is the link: http://www.filmfare.com/interviews/srk-is-sensual-monica-bellucci-2456.html