by Sherif Awad
She was born at the end of 1999 in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Her family has never had artistic aspirations. Nevertheless, her older sister sings very well and her mother used to also draw. But all of that were as hobbies. They never ventured into the arts.
”Since I was very, very young, I knew I wanted to be an artist”, says Alejandra to www.MeetingVenus.com”. One day, I wanted to be a singer, another day a writer, and another day an actress. When I was eight years old, I started attending acting classes and since then I knew that I definitely wanted to be an actress. Although I have never stopped singing or writing… It’s funny but my first role model was Judy Garland after watching THE WIZARD OF OZ… My parents cursed the day they decided to show me the movie! Over time, I have begun to admire the work of other artists such as Bette Davis, Meryl Streep or Spanish star Javier Cámara… For me, I think it is very important to train, especially today that there is an infinite amount of new techniques to try. Personally, training acting has helped me a lot to discover new facets. It has also helped me a lot to train as a singer, because I have greatly improved the technique and now, I am able to express my potential. I would say that it is not so much about achieving stardom. But that my work has sufficient quality to be admired. I do not know if I would like to be recognized worldwide, I have always worked step by step and it is something I prefer not to consider. I focus on what are the next steps I will take and just go for it until the end”.
Alejandra is only nineteen and she thinks it is an age with few role and not that remarkable. ‘But an actress from a certain age only opts for to play a mother or a wife”, she adds. ”Thankfully, the movie industry is changing, but there is much to do. It is obvious that these things happen when there is a minimum percentage of women working in the industry. We need a woman’s look, perhaps if that starts to happen the roles to which women aspire would have more wealth… I think we are living in a time when, thanks to social media and new platforms, independent cinema is gaining strength. Still, I think I live in a country where the state does not invest in art and culture all it should. There are very good projects that remain stagnant due to lack of economic support, and yet other projects with exorbitant budgets… Thankfully I am in a very prolific moment of my life at an artistic level, so I approach the projects I am working with a lot of enthusiasm, energy and very focused on their creative process… Right now, I am working on two plays, one of them with a lot of political references, something new and controversial. We have just started the rehearsal process so I still cannot give much more information…The other play is called GEN Z and as its name implies it talks about the Z generation, it will be released in November at La Casa Encendida in Madrid as part of the Autumn Festival of Contemporary Theater in Madrid…. Speaking of future projects, the most notable is a short film that will be filmed in March across different locations of Spain… It is very important for me because I have been involved in the creative process as a screenwriter… It is also a project that I will star in. I believe, without a doubt, that of all the projects I’ve worked in, this is the one with which I have been most excited in life!”.