The Heroine’s Journey of Alessandra Basile

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
I love my job as an actress cause it gives me the opportunity to live someone else’s life and generally he or she happens to be a great character who struggles to win over his obstacles to his/her goals such as a stable relationship or family serenity or good health or professional success or financial realization etc. I find it interesting and very useful artistically to recreate the way of living thinking talking moving doing things relating to people places events of my character and to pass to the audience the highest message of the play’s author cause if I succeed in arriving at people’s heart brain and soul that gives me value, at least I believe so.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness sounds part of a dream that’s common to all of us but happiness is true and possibile in my opinion if intended as the capacity to have positive feelings and be joyful for the small things happening daily such as the Sun coming out or a nice friend calling us on the phone and for the people we know and love who are making it or simply smiling to the world. Today I woke up and I am feeling energetic and healthy and even in good shape. That’s already a wonderful way and reason to be and feel simply happy. (We all want things we don’t have).
What is my greatest fear?
My greatest fear is to lose my beloved. And to die myself. And to not be able to realize my top goals in life. They seem to be many fears but in the whole they are one that has to do with life and death. I am afraid sometimes of not using time thouroughly enough or even waisting it, but meanwhile I also try not to stress myself all the time. I hate people who are too lazy or unwilling to realize themselves and they probably consider myself hyperactive. In the end I also fear to not stand the others. But I am also very patient with those Whom I esteem. Finally, 1 and 100 fears.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Somehow it has to do with the just answered question: not standing people sometimes and not being understood or better appreciated by the others. I had many deceptions surely not for something bad I did to them but because I probably asked too much, meaning a presence and a capacity of listenIng that not many People can guarantee cause they themselves don’t look for deep real sincere daily acquaintances called friendships , relationships , etc. What I then deplore in myself is not to understand the other person’s limits. Plus my tendency to go down even though it lasts just a bit because it happens many times a week and it makes me feel bad.
Which living persons in my profession do I admire?
I do admire all those people who work in this same field and are good at what they do and are also kind toward anyone and they happen to succeed not because of someone pushing them. Unfortunately very few are the ones I do admire. Among the famous ones I really appreciate and consider the Number One in the world Meryl Streep for the character work she does each time for her particular and timeless beauty and apparently for her balance in life (family, etc).
What is my greatest extravagance?
No idea
On what occasion would I lie?
Almost None
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The absolute absence of meritocracy especially in Italy nowadays. The fact of considering spontaneity the place to begin and not a capacity you reach after years of learning and training and years of making what you learnt more and more natural. It is a science acting not something you are born with, it is a profession, you must be able to do and be a character in a way that is believable though he isdifferent from you, another person. Spontaneity draws you to yourself only, science and training and dedicated time draws you to be an actor who plays roles as if they were spontaneous for him, but underneath there are study technique and rehearsals.
When and where I was the happiest in my work?
Every time I succeeded even in very small roles and on professional occasions. Every time people told me “you touched me” or when they ask about the just played character or the play. And every time a person is really interested in my passion and in what I do with and for it. Rare.
If I could what would I change of myself?
My interior judge who is not useless but sometimes is too strict and unfairly negative about my efforts and results. That I would probably change. About this moment of my life I’d change my age going back to 10 or 15 years ago but not exactly repeating what I did just being younger, having more time for certain goals and believing I could make different choices and choose different People and identify my enemies before they can hit me and deceive me again
What is my greatest achievement in work?
To move the audience to pass the expected message thru the play to them to be remembered in a role and a play after years to be understood professionally and loved artistically
Where would I mostly like to live?
Well now I say Milani where I actually live but in the past I would have said Rome where I was born and most of my relatives were to be found and where my heart stays and in the earlier past I would have thought of the States where with my family I spent almost a couple of wonderful years having fun and experiencing an unforgetable childhood. Milan has lots of advantages including the simpleness of travelling thus of leaving it and rejoining it. European & human.
What is my most marked characteristic?
Sensibility with a certain amount of empathy and the capacity to successfully involve others with joy
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
I believe either the Sforzesco Castle or the place where I do acting training and I sometimes put on plays. They mean to me in a different way and inspire me differently of course.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
No preferences. Not that interested in food as though in people so what makes the difference is whom I eat or drink with
What books influenced my life and how?
I am not so keen on reading except plays therefore ‘Closer’ by P.Marber (first theater production I did) ‘Dolores’ (which Italian version is written by 2 people, one is me. The show against domestic violence Made me feel useful and of value) etc
Who is my heroe or heroine in fiction?
No one. But I did appreciate Samantha from Sex and the city (Kim Cattrall), willy Prince of bel air (Will Smith, I adore him), Happy days casting an amazing ‘future’ director (Ron Howard)
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
I certainly admire the most my father and for different reasons my mother and I do admire my bro though we are so differente and I don’t know whether I’d choose him as a friend And I admire my uncle, I did admire my auntie who unfortunately passed away in her fifties. I still think of my beloved grandma and grandfa. I like so many people because they have moral values and positive goals, they are ambitious in a healthy way and struggle for what they believe in but also for letting the people around them be Happy and feel loved. Heroes who are normal guys.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?
There are so many (given my job and passion) but for instance among the recent ones I so much enjoyed: GREEN BOOK or STAN & OLLIE. Difficulties make men and women closer and great. I also remember CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and any movie played by the amazing MERYL STREEP.
What role plays art in my life and work?
Talking of theater and movies the role is that of a leading Actor. I believe All ART SAVES US.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in Crime?
I Don’t have one , i have had many depending on time moment stuff etc but never had The One
Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020?
Many people
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019/2020?
Those who can help me and are happy to do it cause they believe in me
What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on?
My theater one. I signed for the exclusive rights of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang. We’ll play it for one year from April 2020. A lot of things to do!!:-))
Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020?
On Stage:-). Plus on my website
What do the words “Passion never retires” mean to me?
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their stories?
All people who really fought for they dreams and still do it cause you never end up doing it.
How can you contact me?

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