Actress Bening worries for Americans' abroad
22 September 2004, SAN SEBASTIAN - US actress Annette Bening said she was concerned at her country's current image abroad, it was reported Wednesday.
22 September 2004
SAN SEBASTIAN - US actress Annette Bening said she was concerned at her country's current image abroad, it was reported Wednesday.
"Many people are concerned at how our country is being perceived," said Bening, in Spain to present her latest film "Being Julia" at the San Sebastian film festival.
"I'm a Democrat, I support (Democrat presidential candidate) John Kerry," Bening added, without commenting on Republican incumbent George W Bush.
"I hesitate to say as much as some actors, because the situation is socomplicated (...), then one is misquoted," Bening said ahead of receiving a Donostia prize for her contribution to the industry.
The Hungarian director of "Being Julia", Istvan Szabo, praised Bening meanwhile as "not only a star but a great actress.
"There are very few people who can be on stage and in cinema," Szabo said.
In "Being Julia", based on a novel by W Somerset Maugham, Bening plays the role of a mature London actress alongside Jeremy Irons. In the role she puts their relationship at risk after meeting another man.
The 46-year-old American said she wanted to star in independent productions and was loathe to play the roles of younger women.
"I'd never picture myself staying one age, I don't feel it interesting playing younger people.
"It's the beginning of my work, I have a grandfather who is 100, maybe I can continue working."
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news