Amigos del español

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel, the actor and producer behind the mega success Fast and Furious had a few minutes to talk to us about his last chapter in the franchise; Furious 7. The movie is the highest-grossing so far this year, and explosion-filled, car-centric installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. The series' stunts have gotten progressively more spectacular — from fairly straightforward street racing to cars dragging a bank vault through the streets, to a tank bulldozing through a freeway full of vehicles, and now — in Furious 7 — cars dropping from a plane 10,000 feet in the air. In Los Angeles we had the opportunity to interview Vin Diesel great admirer of the Spanish Culture.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is a very well read English actor and Oscar winner for his amazing interpretation in the movie The Theory of Everything. He plays Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who was afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s disease in his 20s, was given two years to live, became a husband and father, and is now 72. Redmayne, 33, who in recent years has starred in films as diverse as Les Miserables and My Week with Marilyn, both movies based on books that he read. We spoke with Redmayne in New York about his role in The Theory of Everything and his passion for reading. Eddie Redmayne: “I’m willing to learn Spanish in the future”

Patricia Arquette

Having a dream come true this year Patricia Arquette makes history on TV as the fist female lead on the popular franchise CSI. Arquette takes the role of special agent Avery Ryan en the spinoff CSI: Cyber.  CSI: Cyber is truly the Patricia Arquette show. The first CSI to be led by a woman, this latest incarnation is very 2015 while not trying any sort of genre or franchise overreach in what has obviously been a successful endeavor for CBS over most of the past 15 years. The actress, who won last month her first Oscar for Boyhood, talked to us about her career, her choices and her family.

Claire Danes

When we last checked in on Claire Danes’s brilliant, bipolar agent Carrie Mathison in the T.V. seriesHomeland, she was watching in despair as her on-off lover Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) was hanged in front of a jeering mob in a square in Tehran. As Mathison, pregnant with her lover’s child, this new season promises to come back to the origins of the show , when it was one of the best on television. We had the opportunity to talk with Claire Danes a great actress who is fluent in French and English and, as she confesses, also knows some bits of Spanish.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale was parting the Red Sea as Moses in the Canary Islands, while at work filming Ridley’s Scott  film Exodus. In a recent interview in Los Angeles Bale said that audiences can expect a far cry from what Charlton Heston and Cecil B. DeMille delivered 60 years ago. As he explained this is an intriguing piece, because it's very few people that I've met that have actually read the Torah, the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses, all the way through, Bale said. In a movie where violence is protagonist  Bale said that Moses was not a man of any half measures whatsoever.

 

Abbie Cornish

The Australian actress Abbie Cornish is releasing the indie drama The Girl, a movie that took her to Mexico for a few weeks. For Cornish The Girl was a life changing experience and in our interview in the hotel Four Seasons we talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak in fluent Spanish and to love the Mexican culture.  She also talked about the remake of RoboCop where she co-star with Gary Oldman.