The Heroine’s Journey of Elena Bedino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
In my opinion the best thing of being an actress is that words are the tools of this job, and I have to take care of every single sound and intonation, and I have to communicate emotions with my voice. An actor is a vehicle of communication and for me communicate is like breathing, I need to do it.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Do my job in every possible context and with people  that love it the same way, but mostly in theatre, which is my heart’s house.
What is my greatest fear?
Superficiality, in every aspect of life, the feeling that the things I do with all my soul could be without meaning.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
My unconditional hope. It’s a good way of thinking but it is often a way to have a heartbreak.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
I love Maryl Streep, in general I admire american actors’ work, they’re so professional and true.
What is my greatest extravagance?  
I usually talk to myself and make some strange voices when I talk to people, even if I don’t know them.
On what occasion would I lie?  
Only to save somebody from disappointment, but it’s unusual for me, truth is  primary in my life, no matter the consequences.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
That in my country all the artistic and creative works are considered hobbies, and the first consequence is that you are supposed to work without having money. And also that there isn’t any economic aid for young artists.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work
In theatre doing my performance Nigredo, the first project entirely mine.
If I could, what would I change about myself?  
I would like to trust myself more and to be more bold.
What is my greatest achievement in work?  
My theatre performance Nigredo, I wrote the text using the verses of five italian poetesses. The performance is the voice of a soul who tells the story of her life, all the performance is acting in total darkness and I use a led torch to make some spotlights on myself, so the audience mostly has to listen to me rather than watching something.
Where would I most like to live? 
In Torino, my hometown, also in Liguria, that is my soul’s home.
What is my most treasured possession?
My house in Torino, where I live, it was built by my grandfather and is my heredity.
What is my most marked characteristic?
The great energy I put  in everything I do, with it I approach everyone and everithig. Sometimes it’s too much…
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
All the forests on the hill of Torino, I have a close relationship with nature and the countryside, I need that contact as much as possible.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Pasticceria Sabauda. There you can eat a wonderful toast.
What books influenced my life and how?
All the ancient greek tragedies by Euripide, I have a classical school education and when I read these ancient texts for the first time I felt so close to those words and to the emotions they send out, and I realized that wanted to became an actress just to be able to put those stories into action.
Who are my favorite writers?
Many italian poets, Sibilla Aleramo, Amalia Guglielminetti, Antonia Pozzi, I can’t list them  all, I like to read verses, I’m in love with the rithm they emanate.  As a novelist I like Alice Munro, she’s a goddess of storytelling.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
40’s jazz, mostly Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the wind, I love the caracter and the wonderfull actress Vivien Leigh.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
I have no heroes. I admire whoever is honest with himself and tries to realize his dreams and inspirations.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
The Notebook, for all extremly romantic people… is the perfect lovestory.
What role plays art in my life and work?
Art is the base of my entere life and work, I can’t resist without doing, breathing, touching, seeing, speaking of Art.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 
My parents and my brother are my greatest fans, and sometimes also sponsors. I’m searching for a partner in crime, even some friends are very proud of my projects and dreams and help me whenever I need.
Whom would I like to work with in 2017?
I don’t have someone I want to work with, i would like to meet pepole who love my job the same way I love it, with whom I could have collaborations and creative sharing.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?
I would love to meet anybody who works in professional productions.
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?
In 2017 I will continue to work on my performance Nigredo and I will try to do it in as many theatres as possible.
Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
I don’t know, I’m working on it… I live day by day…
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
It’s a state of mind, a way of life, it’s like a fever or a demon that possesses your soul.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
I suggest Camilla Gallo, she’s an actress and a designer, also a friend.

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