Category: Adria Arjona

Adria Arjona: Revista de Milenio’s Cover Girl For Issue No. 2

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022
Adria Arjona: Revista de Milenio’s Cover Girl For Issue No. 2

REVISTA DE MILENIOThe actress has a lot to celebrate… She is currently the most sought-after Latin American in Hollywood and is about to complete a decade of artistic career. She talks about that and more.
Adria Arjona is today the Latina with the most promising career in Hollywood, a title that doesn’t seem to matter to her. She maybe she hasn’t even noticed. She also doesn’t seem to realize how quickly time has passed when she told him that this year she celebrates 10 years of acting career. Adria has spent all this time completely focused, and to many it might seem like her success is sudden, but nothing could be further from the truth. And yes, she just appeared in Morbius alongside Marvel’s Jared Leto, which makes her one of the very few Latinas to appear in this universe; she will soon be seen in the remake of The Father of the Bride alongside Diego Boneta (directed by Gaz Alazraki) and she will star later this year in the Star Wars series Rogue One with Diego Luna.

Interviewing her was like talking to a friend, with that honesty and naturalness. During the shooting in Los Angeles at Desert Cyc, I can say that she was one of the sweetest, nicest and most cooperative people I have ever worked with, even after hours of shooting in the hot sun. Adria is someone who in minutes shows you that she knows herself and therefore knows what she wants and goes for it. Although she doesn’t usually talk much about her father, the singer Ricardo Arjona, it was funny when, while taking a picture of him in a car, a song of his was randomly played, a moment that made her very happy and she couldn’t help it. smile.

In addition to the projects already mentioned, the actress debuts as the protagonist and producer of Los Frikis, a film about the true story of some teenagers who contracted AIDS on purpose in the 1990s to escape oppression in Cuba. “I think that so far it may be one of my favorite movies, it was something magical that everyone had to see. We flew people from Cuba to film in the Dominican Republic and it was a moment where I just wanted to stay in that bubble. Seeing what life is like from another perspective was the most incredible gift. It is a movie that honestly changed my life, I am very happy that people see what this whole team created, ”she confessed to me excitedly. This is just the prologue to the successful and inspiring career that I predict and wish for Adria.

Acting in Morbius makes you a part of cinematic history. How was the preparation process and what was the greatest lesson that it left you?
The preparation was to work a lot with the director Daniel Espinoza and mold the character because Martine exists in the comics as the secretary of Doctor Morbius and in this version I am a doctor along with him. It was to make the character more intelligent, empowered and interesting, which is why I started seeing interviews of women who speak with such conviction. I talked a lot with my aunt who is a doctor in order to understand the compassion with which Martine views medicine, but it was a role that she was actually very nervous about. The greatest lesson she left me, without a doubt, would be to speak with conviction, Martine is not afraid to say what she thinks and clings to her intelligence. Sometimes because I’m embarrassed I keep quiet and now, after her, I feel safer to say what I want.

Do you see yourself reflected in Martine Bancroft?
Martine is a version of me, but much higher, I always work like this. I try to be a little more like her and I think that in the end the character was left with a side more of me after finishing the film.

What has been your most desired goal since you began your career as an actress?
There are so many moments. I turn to see the past and I think I would never have imagined reaching the point I have reached, it makes me very nostalgic. I never thought I would have this, not as a career, but as a person because I have changed so much from traveling so much and meeting the most amazing people. That’s what I’m left with, how I’ve learned so much.

Tell us about the teachings you took from your father throughout your life. How do they present themselves in your career?
They are completely different races. I always ask my dad for advice, but it’s personal, father-daughter advice, and it’s very special to me. He has helped me a lot, as have my mom and my brothers. In the end, my motivation is always to make them feel proud of me and to continue representing the Arjona family in another world, in Hollywood. I have learned a lot from him, but I manage my career in the way that suits me because at the end of the day the one who is choosing these characters is me.

You are a fusion of Latin blood: you were born in Puerto Rico, your family is Guatemalan, you grew up in Mexico and you lived in Miami…
I feel super proud to be Latina, I will always feel that way. I am a little bit from everywhere, I feel that I carry many flags with me and I have learned a lot culturally from each place. I am proud to speak Spanish, to have connections in each of these countries, and my responsibility as a Latina is to try to tell more of their stories and change the narrative.

And speaking of that narrative… how do you seek to change it for the better?
The only thing I can do is tell the story of different women and teach or reintroduce to the world what a Latina is. We are blood from different places and I think they have put us as one, that’s why when I say I’m Latina they always classify me as a woman of strong character, but I don’t think that’s true. The important thing is to be able to say that we are different and versatile women, that we are not one single thing. That is my goal and I do it by choosing projects and producing films that tell other kinds of stories.

You are a Latin icon, what impact do you want to leave on the new generations?
That if I made it, they too. I really celebrate that there are more Latin Americans in Hollywood and I am sure that right now is the time for Latinos. My advice would be don’t let anyone put you in a box, do what your heart tells you and don’t be told how to do things. Tell your story!

Your campaign with Armani Beauty has a particular focus on sustainability. What impact are you looking to achieve?
You have a responsibility in your personal life to change, and in my case not only because I am part of the brand, it goes further. It’s the small things of everyday life, for example if I go to the beach and I see garbage I start to clean it, if I see a bottle of water in the park, I recycle it. We have a house among all humanity, we must take care of it. In my personal life, I not only try to associate with like-minded people, but also to share information that I am sure can make a change on the planet.

This year you celebrate 10 years of career, congratulations! how you feel?
Wow 10 years! I feel like he feels so much longer. In this time I have grown a lot as an actress and as a person, they have been years of many opportunities, of working with incredible directors, they have not been able to put me in a box and I would like to continue like this. I want to continue working on things that make me grow, that scare me, continue giving life to characters that challenge me. Today I am sure that I want to open more doors for all that Latin American talent and make it a little easier for them than it was for me.

Photos: 2022 Tiffany Blue Book Collection

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022
Photos: 2022 Tiffany Blue Book Collection

Adria spent last Wednesday in Miami Beach attending Tiffany and Co.’s 2022 Tiffany Blue Book Collection, BOTANICA with fellow actress Zoey Deutch. I’ve added photos from the event into the gallery!

‘Irma Vep’: Alicia Vikander’s HBO Series Gets Premiere Date

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
‘Irma Vep’: Alicia Vikander’s HBO Series Gets Premiere Date, First-Look Photos

DEADLINE – HBO has set a June premiere date for Irma Vep, its limited series based on Olivier Assayas’ 1996 feature film, starring Alicia Vikander. Irma Vep, which will world premiere as an Official Selection at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, will debut on Monday, June 6 at 9 PM on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. We’re also getting a look at Vikander as Mira in three first-look photos (see above and below).

Written and directed by Assayas (Carlos), Irma Vepp centers on Mira (Vikander) an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires. Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.

Produced in partnership with A24, Irma Vep also stars Vincent Macaigne as René Vidal, Jeanne Balibar as Zoe, Devon Ross as Regina, Lars Eidinger as Gottfried, Vincent Lacoste as Edmond Lagrange, Nora Hamzawi as Carla, Adria Arjona as Laurie, Carrie Brownstein as Zelda, Tom Sturridge as Eamonn, Byron Bowers as Herman, Fala Chen as Cynthia Keng, Hippolyte Girardot as Robert Danjou, Alex Descas as Gregory Desormeaux, Antoine Reinartz as Jeremie.

Assayas and Vikander executive produce with Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Stuart Manashil, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson.

Happy Birthday Adria!

Monday, Apr 25, 2022
Happy Birthday Adria!

On behalf of myself, Adria Arjona Fan visitors, and the rest of Adria’s fans, I would like to wish her a very happy 30th birthday! We all are wishing you a great year full of happiness, joy, love, luck, success, health and peace. And most importantly, thanks for being such an amazing person and inspiration to all of us.

If you’d like to wish Adria a special happy birthday wish, leave her comments on her Instagram or mention her on Twitter!

Adria Arjona on bringing out the hero in Morbius

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022
Adria Arjona on bringing out the hero in Morbius

Be sure to read the whole interview at THE LATERALS website!

Being in the Marvel and Star Wars universes is an accolade not many actors can tout, but when you see Adria Arjona’s resume, it all makes sense. She cut her teeth on Narcos, True Detective, and Good Omens, among other hit series, by leaving an indelible mark on fans who enjoy depth and storytelling.

Adria Arjona’s tale is just as interesting as her childhood, which allowed her to travel the world. Her father is the famous singer-songwriter, Ricardo Arjona, and Adria tagged along on his tours around the globe. The different cultures have given her a profound insight that allows the range to be any character—not just a Latin one.

Arjona’s warm-hearted nature radiates across the screen in the highly anticipated Marvel movie, Morbius. She stars opposite the titular, Dr. Morbius, played by Jared Leto, and brings forth humanity in the foreboding monster.

Most will rest on the laurels of a Marvel movie, but Adria is not done with 2022 just yet. She will be starring in Andor on Disney+, and she is set to put a Latin twist on the classic Father of the Bride. Adria Arjona is managing to stay busy, and it is easy to see why.

I had the privilege of interviewing Jack Whitehall. I just thought your relationship with him in Good Omens was so fun and natural. Was that chemistry natural from the onset?
To be honest, I think Jack is such a fun and welcoming person, and I feel like he just shows you exactly who he is, so it was easy for us. Within two minutes, we were dying laughing and just having a good time, and it was pretty natural. We talked about the relationship, talking about our lives and catching up, and then we just got on set and followed through with what we had!

Good Omens is a really fun show, and I like how involved Neil Gaiman was. Were you able to bounce ideas off of him? Because everything about the show seemed so well executed.
Yes! To both our director and Neil. I would say Neil was there for every single scene that I shot, with the exception of maybe one. It’s such an honor and a privilege to have the person who created this. I mean, obviously we didn’t have Terry Pratchett, unfortunately, but he created the world with Terry and he understood it. If I had a question, sometimes even the director would be like, “Go to Neil, that’s a Neil question.” The way Neil talks is very calm and poised, and he would give me like a 20-minute answer. With everything that I thought or was planning on doing, he would turn it around and something better would come out of it. It really was a privilege to have him on set, and until today, it’s probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.

It was really fun, and it was also the first role that I was ever offered. Neil sort of wrote it with me in mind, and I couldn’t comprehend that. I was like, “Wait, I need to audition, I can’t! I can’t just accept this!” I was a really big Neil Gaiman fan, so I was very scared going into it. I think I almost quit, like twice, but Neil said, “You got this. This was for you and I believe in you.” I remember after the first week, he looked at me and was like, “well, I guess, we can’t fire you now.” I was like, “I know you can’t fire me, but oh my god, I made a mistake.” I was very scared. Neil was a big pioneer for me in not putting me in a box or stereotyping me for something. He gave me material that a lot of people wouldn’t have given a Latin American actor. I thank him for that, and I learned a lot from him.

In addition to Good Omens, you were in some fantastic television shows such as Narcos and True Detective. Both of which are known for building a fantastic world. Who has the better crafts table: Netflix or HBO?
Oh, don’t ask me that! They both employ me all the time, and I can’t answer that! I think they are both incredible. They have a wide range of content and materials. I literally just worked with HBO and I love them over there. I also love the Netflix family. They have both been such good homes, and they’ve been so kind, nice, and welcoming to me that I wouldn’t be able to answer this both as a consumer and as an actor.

With your experience in both movies and miniseries, do you prefer the storytelling of one method over another?
I think they’re both great and very different. For example, I like the fact that you get to tell a story from beginning to end in an hour or two hours with movies, but I also really like exploring the method of a mini series through multiple seasons. I haven’t done that yet, as opposed to a miniseries where you only have like six or eight hours to really explore this character and tell the journey of this character. Both have their own challenges, but I always gravitate a little bit more towards movies. Miniseries and TV shows are challenging as there’s a lot to tackle, a lot to take in, and a lot of stories to tell. If it’s not the right character, you can be in trouble, so I always gravitate more towards movies. But in Andor, I love my character. I fell in love with my character, and I could tell you about it for another ten hours. I got lucky in that sense. Even if you put theater into the equation, that is completely different as well. You have the reinforcement of your audience, and you get the applause right then and there. I think they’re all different, and I like to play with all of them!

You star alongside Jared Leto as the female lead in Marvel’s Morbius. Are you prepared to be enshrined in Marvel history and lore?
I was really excited. I remember being so nervous but also so eager to work with the director, talking to Jared, and jumping in with the writers. All I wanted was to get started! I was like, “I can’t have a month of me waiting to be on set.” That was honestly horrible, because you just want to get there. Daniel did such a good job of making us forget that it was a Marvel movie. He kept reminding us that it was just a movie and that a lot of people are going to watch it, but to not focus only on that, so we could just tell the best version of the story. I really enjoyed that. There was no pressure. We supported ourselves on the script, and Jared also set the tone for us and was in character the entire time. It was hard work, but it was so incredibly rewarding when you step back and you go, “holy shit, we are in a Marvel movie, the whole world’s going to watch this.” But if you go into a Marvel movie saying this to yourself, I mean, it’s just a lot of pressure. I don’t know how people do that. April 1st. I’m ready. I can’t wait to share this with the world. I think we’ve all waited so long that I just want people to share it.

Morbius has always been an enigma in the Marvel Universe, appearing as both a villain and a hero. As Martine, do you bring out the hero or villain in Morbius?
I would say I would bring out the hero in Morbius. I think Martine is the compass of good. Morbius is battling through something that I think a lot of us forget: we battle with ourselves. Like Jekyll and Hyde, we all have a good side, and we all have a bad side. Morbius is battling through it, and I think Martine is extremely helpful, supportive, and loyal to him. She is willing to help him and really still believes that inside of all of this, a great Dr. Morbius still exists.