The Heroine’s Journey of Veronica Zucchi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The possibility to become someone else, different and similar. So I can know better the shades of myself, and provoke my imagination. I most like to detect the character’s moment of truth, that give me a sense of wonder.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? A world without racism, exploitation, pain. A world with love, equality, knowledge, art, happiness.
What is my greatest fear? I’m afraid of distress and bitterness of people.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Umorality, even if it’s also a reservoir of creativity, and laziness when I feel melancholic, that is often.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I play theatre from eleven years with the theatrical director and writer Luca Archibugi. He has always fought to express his great talent and he dedicates all his time to this. I also admire Paolo Sorrentino for his courage and visionariness. Terrence Malick and Werner Herzog for their movies. Nicole Kidman for her ambiguity. Kate Winslet for her intensity. Charlotte Gainsbourg for her restlessness.
What is my greatest extravagance? When I have to go out, I have to prepare myself for a long time, and I’m inexorably late. And I like staying under the stars, in the terrace or everywhere, naked with a blanket, but it’s not so extravagant.
On what occasion would I lie? For good or for innocent fun.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The bad screenplays or scripts. Also, the remarkable inclination for gossip at all costs.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Three times: in Rome, when I play Justine in A vacuum shot and Eurydice in Orpheus banned at auction of Luca Archibugi; in Davos when I was on the Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth set for a close-up in the Hitler’s scene.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I would like to be less labyrinthine.
What is my greatest achievement in work? I walk and I learn. For Justine (A vacuum shot) I’ve received an important award for my actress future.

Where would I most like to live? I love Rome, where I live.

What is my most treasured possession? My intuition and my interior secret room.

What is my most marked characteristic? I feel strange because I have a strange sensation of happiness that could me make appear ridiculous or clumsy. But I don’t care, because it’s a gift.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? It was Pallotta’s Tavern, in Rome, not properly for food, but because we can stayed there after closing time. .Now it has changed management.

What books influenced my life and how? The Karamazov brothers, Dostoevskij. The delicacy of Alësa made me think about human nature and the destiny of the innocent.

Who are my favorite writers? Dostoevskij, Hölderlin, Mandel’stam.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Traumerei di Schumann and Urlicht, Mahler Symphony n°2.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Don Chisciotte.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My father Alberto, my brother Federico, my aunt Nene, my cousin Paolo and my partner Luca.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The rite, Ingmar Bergman.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Luca Archibugi.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I would like to work again with Paolo Sorrentino and Luca Archibugi.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Abel Ferrara, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jane Campion, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? It’s a secret.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? You can see me on November in the movie What do you do on New Year? of Filippo Bologna, with a small role.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? They means sacrifice, discouragement, amazement, fight, “fight with the demon”, study, confidence in your soul and in your ability, go beyond your limits.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Luca Archibugi.

How can you contact me?

I’m on facebook. For work, my agency is Bonelli agency, in Rome. Thank you!

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