The actress became one of the first Spaniards to film in America when she starred in ‘A Walk Through the Clouds’ in 1995 with the successful actor.
The desire of many actresses and actors is fulfill the so-called “American dream”. shoot a movie in hollywood it has always been considered to reach the top in the world of acting. Although it is increasingly common to see Spaniards in the American film industry, there are few representatives of our country who manage to cross the pond. Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem or Penélope Cruz are the best known, but one of the first to venture into this old man was Aitana Sánchez-Gijón.
Sánchez-Gijón has felt a great passion for the world of acting since she was very young. For this reason, one of her dreams was always to shoot in the American country. A dream that she fulfilled in 1995 by starring in A walk on clouds with Keanu Reeves. However, the Spanish interpreter did not return to work in Hollywood and now we know the reason. Sanchez-Gijon He confessed the reason why he did not return to work in the big industry during an interview in the three gates on TVE 2.
“It was something that I did not look for, it was something that happened to me. At that time it was very rare that they did a casting of this type. Now we are connected. Things are put on a platform and seen all over the world. But before, it was very rare that they were looking for a Latin actress all over the world for a FOX movie”, declared Sánchez-Gijón. And it is that at that time it was not so common to see non-American interpreters in Hollywood.
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“The experience was very good but I also felt a lot of loneliness. I was in a fantastic hotel, they took great care of me on set… but I brought all my friends, my boyfriend at that time… because I felt that this place wasn’t mine, I want to go home,” the actress acknowledged. under the watchful eye of María Casado.
It was the loneliest moment I felt
Although loneliness was the main reason why Sánchez-Gijón has not returned to work in Hollywood, there is also another important reason that he did not like the mecca of cinema. “A limousine would pick you up, the agents would quote you and we would leave the interviews with those managers with 10 scripts. They told me ‘Who do you want to work with? Would you like to work with Harrison Ford?’and we would leave the office and say ‘they are ghosts'”.
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