Amigos del español

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren: When we chatted about her role in the holiday film — her portrayal of "death" as a bubbly woman wearing fluffy blue feathers — she assured me that that positive portrayal was on purpose. This is Mirren's 121st acting project. And has four more are on the way soon, including Fast & Furious 8. With a decade-spanning career that includes Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes, I had to ask Mirren her advice for young women aspiring to lengthy, successful careers. 

Nicole Kidman

The Australian actress premieres the movie Lion, a story that talks about adoption and maternal love. A piece that Kidman wants to keep adoption conversation. Kidman adopted two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise and has two biological children with husband Keith Urban, and is being talking in Toronto and LA about how important is this movie for her. 

Kevin Spacey

He is a master of acting; a renaissance man who directs, writes, produces and acts with the charm, knowledge and witty of the men of that century.   Last week in Los Angeles, we have the opportunity to talk with Kevin Spacey about his new season of House of Cards, and his passion for reading Spanish authors. He doesn’t speak  Spanish but appreciates to learn about our culture through the words of great writers.   

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood comes back to the big screen with a new movie; Sully. We talked to him in Los Angeles at the London Hotel. The story transforms a familiar tale of U.S. Airways Flight 1549—in which Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles safely landed in the Hudson River, in 2009, after losing both jets in a bird strike—into a fierce political thriller, full of surprises and even twists. 

Morgan Freeman

The new Ben-Hur movie is a massive production, boasting big talent like Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman, and a couple of very impressive set pieces including director Timur Bekmambetov‘s rendition of the iconic chariot race sequence. Freeman stars as Sheik Ilderim in the remake of the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston. Freeman’s Sudanese sheikh character backs Huston’s character in his quest for freedom.

Woody Allen

The latest movie adventure from Woody Allen is Café Society, a film poised by the nostalgia of the 30’s. The movie is a gentle and whimsical romantic comedy-drama. Enhance with the autumnal colors of the great cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the story has an intricately plotted screenplay and a beguiling jazz soundtrack.