Amigos del Español

Susan Sarandon: “I do speak five languages and Spanish is one of them”

Susan Sarandon is an extraordinary actress committed to her political views and her work in Hollywood. Fascinated with Spain, Susan bought a house in Majorca a few years back where she goes to relax. Was there, in Spain, where she started to learn Spanish and develop a passion for authors like Neruda and García Márquez. In Los Angeles we had the opportunity to talk with this actress about her work and her passion in life.

Rachel Weisz: "I'm a fan of Lorca. I read all his books"

In love with the Spanish cinema she worked with Alejandro Amenabar in Agora. We had the opportunity to sit with her in New York were we talked about her passion for acting and juggling her life

Ewan McGregor: 'I would love to shoot a movie in Spanish'

The Scottish actor Ewan McGregor plays a real life father on vacation in the movie The Impossible. The story of a real Spanish family in Thailand when the devastating 2004 tsunami hit their seaside resort, scattering their family across the region. Directed by José Antonio Bayona, McGregor says in this interview that for a long time he has been following the Spanish filmmaker. The Impossible was shooting between Thailand and Spain where the actor had the opportunity to learn about Spanish culture, traditions and pick some words of our language.

Naomi Watts: 'I certainly learned a lot more of the Spanish culture'

With great uncertainty Naomi Watts took on the role of Maria, the brave, and very lucky, mother in the upcoming film from Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona that chronicles one family's horrific experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Despite a grave injury, the character, based on the real-life of the spanish woman Maria Belon, was confident and sure-footed, able to display great courage in getting herself and her oldest son to safety while unsure of the fate of her husband and her two youngest boys. With Naomi we had the opportunity to talk in Toronto about her experience of shooting in Spain and enjoying the spanish culture.

Tom Hanks: “I have to confess I do like Carlos Ruiz Zafón's books”

In a wildly entertaining piece of storytelling, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks leads the cast in the movie “Cloud Atlas”, directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell. Hanks appears in six different roles that represent the journey of a single soul through points along the continuum. Their characters are witnesses to moments in human history and the consequences of their actions will change their lives forever. With eloquent examples of courage, hope and wonder as well as treachery, struggle and loss, the film brings such moments into sharp focus. Hanks also discussed about his passion for the books of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Halle Berry: 'It is very important to educate the children in two different languages'

The single most important film of this decade and a cinematic masterpiece that few will truly appreciate in its theatrical run is "Cloud Atlas." The movie tells six different stories; however, it really is just one single tale of the human condition and how the soul can change or stay the same across physical boundaries and time. The lead actress is the oscar winner Halle Berry, who sat with us in Los Angeles to talk about her character in the movie and her role as mother in real life. Educating her child Nahla, 4, as bilingual Berry explains the importance of the Spanish Language in her daily life in California.

Aaron Sorkin confesses his admiration for Don Quixote

Aaron Sorkin is the biggest fan of the Man of la Mancha. The creator of the TV series The Newsroom, the first cable series from Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and writer of The Social Network explains in this interview why most of his lead characters are based in the figure of Don Quixote.

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