The Heroine’s Journey of Rossella Bergo

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

As actress I love to enjoy life throught my job and the different characters that I play allow me to discover nuances of living. Im also a clown and thanks to my red nose I like to provoke laughter because I think that those who laugh have a mind that breathes and a smiling, breathing mind can do everythings better.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

To live in a peacefull world.

What is my greatest fear?

Human wickedness towards other human beings and to animals. Any kind of violence comes from the wound of the unloved, the world needs a lot of love to become healthy; I think that now its too crazy and lacking in love and so lacking in peace. We need love, nothing else. Human beings go around the world in despair, and this despair brings them to do any kind of brutality to survive, only because they are begging for love.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

To be too fussy. Sometimes this trait complicates my life.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

My actor coach Patrizia De Santis, who is the only teacher in Italy who teaches the holliwoodian tecnique of Ivana Chubbuck. She is a very inspiring woman! She knows the deepest human feelings and she knows how to bring the actor to use them on stage. She is a powerfull woman!

What is my greatest extravagance?

I dont know if it is a exstravagance: I usually find funny things in dramatic situations.

On what occasion would I lie?

I think I could be a very good liar if I want, but I think its not necessary to lie: if I use non-violent communication I dont need to lie because if I am aware of my needs and those of others I can create honest relationships with people.

And a relationship based on empathy can be truly satifying and doesnt need to tell lies.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Waiting for a casting job. I need to express my creativity every day, I can not be waiting for the choice of other people.  For this reason last year I did, as a director and actress, my first short movie TheToast which was presented to the Venice Film Festival and then was selected by FIFES Comedy Film Festival of Zagreb.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

It happened some years ago. A movie, in which I worked (Ballo a tre passi directed by Salvatore Mereu) won the International Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival. It was a big satisfaction for the director and for all people who worked in this movie. For me it was like a dream becoming reality.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

The age. I need to be younger because I have a lot of things to do and little time.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

To be free to do what I want when I want, to be able to change my ideas, to feel my intuitions, to connect with the universal mind, to be myself even if, sometimes, I could seem crazy to other people.

Where would I most like to live?

I love Ibiza, I lived there for years and I noticed that its a very mystical and esoteric island, with a mysterious charm. I also love Ibiza because I can meet people from every part of the world and so learn other ways of thinking. I dont like this island in august because it becomes too crazy and you can see zombie on the road.

What is my most treasured possession?

My family and my cat Nina. They give me a good reason to live this life: love!

What is my most marked characteristic?

Determination that sometimes becomes stubbornness which gives me some problems.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The river Po. Its so peacefull place and when I am a little bit sad or worried I go by the river and there I feel that all my negative thoughts and feelings sink into water.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I am vegan but where I live there are no vegan restaurants and so I cook wonderful meals in my home. I also love my mothers cousine.

What books influenced my life and how?

The book that influenced very deeply my life is The biology of belief of Bruce Lipton. I realized that what we think and believe will be our future life. I went through a big revolution on my mind and I tried to change those beliefs that hindered my path to a happy life. It was not so simple but it was necessary and this change gave me more consciousness about myself. Its a work in progressbecause these beliefs, that are with me since I was born, are always ready to come to the surface but I know, I can win.

Who are my favorite writers?

Bruce Lipton, Clarissa Pinkola Estès, Gregg Braden, Nicoletta Canazza, Joe Dispenza.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Echoes of Pink Floyd, twice if I will have time before dying.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Clowns of the past as Grock, Keaton, Chaplin, Totò, Laurel and Hardy, and so on. They knew how to traslate desperate situations and sad feelings into the power of laugh through their art and so to stimulate a new point of view. And Sandra Mondaini, Mariangela Melato, Anna Marchesini, Monica Vittivery talented heroines!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I travelled a lot around the world in humanitarian missions as a clown, sometimes with Patch Adams (Afghanistan, India, Cambodia, Brazil, Belarus, Argentina) and I met women who saw their sons died because of wars, women who have experienced all type of violence, I met young boys and girls  with a destroyed childhood, and so on, despite of their experiences, these people could still smile. They are my heroes and heroines for life.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Harold and Maude directed by Hal Ashby (1971).

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art as creativity is the best, the biggest and authentic expression of our soul. Art/creativity must be expressed every day because creates healthy, happy and authentic people. Passion for art is life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Myself and my family.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017?

With Paolo Sorrentino. I think that Sorrentino is a complete artist, not only an excellent director and I would like to work with him. In his movies every frame is a painting, every sentence is never trivial, nothing is random, he knows how to take you in a parallel dimension. I would love to learn form him his directors secrets, and to understand the process of his creativity.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?

Leonardo Di Caprio. I admire him as an actor and as a man with commitment to protection of the environment.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?

In may I will start to work on my new short movie which is about disability and the title is The secret flight of snails. If I will be able to finish in time I will present this work at the 74°Venice Film Festival in the Veneto Region section Hotel Excelsior.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017?

I just finished to work as main character in the movie Out of love (original title: Tanto non tamerò” from the book of Nicoletta Canazza and directed by Ferdinando De Laurentis) which will be presented at the74° Venice Film Festival 2017 in the section of Veneto Region. I will wait for all of you in semptember to the Lido of Venice.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Passion is like blood in our veins, if we dont feel passion anymore, we are dead.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Walterina Zanellati, Silvia Panzani, Nicoletta Canazza, Patrizia De Santis, Wanda Danuta Murach.

How can you contact me?

By mail: rossellabergo@hotmail.com

Or facebook: Rossella Bergo

My web site: www.laclownessa.com

My showreel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-IUxD62ioU

Trailer of my short movie “The Toast”: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=f0q2Rg3fFs0

My books:

  • “Le carte della Clownessa” La Clownessa Ed.

           http://www.laclownessa.com/blog/galleria/le-carte-della-clownessa/

 

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