After having upset the balance of Commissioner Montalbano, Greta Scarano is Ilary Blasi in the series on Totti and in May she will be the protagonist of another Rai1 fiction. An exceptional career moment that doesn’t break her down, as she says in this interview: “I just try to be careful to end up in products that I would look at. Sometimes I succeed and this makes me happy ”. Try acting classes online free.
In recent years we have seen the face of Greta Scarano in many different contexts, from cinema to TV, Rai, Mediaset, Sky. But the world of acting follows all logics and in this year in which we can only watch things on the small screen, Greta Scarano is practically everywhere. After having upset the universe of Commissioner Montalbano, the actress plays Ilary Blasi in the TV series “Speravo de morì prima”, on Sky from 19 March, which focuses on the last two years of Francesco Totti’s career and the drama of farewell to football. In this interview she tells of her golden moment and the experience of entering the daily life of the most talked-about couple of the last twenty years together with Pietro Castellitto.
Take part in the tale of the Totti legend. In the opinion of many, it is still too early for it to become epic. How did you experience this potential bias?
I also did not know what to expect, I was full of doubts and I could not understand what and how to talk about Totti. Then I read the script and fell in love with it. I think they have found a very clever and entertaining key to the story. Then I was curious to play a character like Ilary, with whom I can even talk. I felt very responsible in bringing this icon of Italian pop TV back to the screen, at the same time the companion of a legend. After talking to her I relaxed, she was happy and this was fundamental for the transition from thinking I was Ilary to becoming one on the scene.
Totti-Blasi was the cover couple par excellence for twenty years. How did you manage to cross this patina and enter their privacy?
The text allowed us to enter those unexplored places like their intimacy, their home. Then there was our interpretation, I was focused on my relationship with Pietro, who since I started working with him has no longer been Pietro, but Totti. I was lucky enough to play alongside an extraordinary, generous actor.
From these series emerges a role as counselor of Ilary Blasi who is almost maternal, not surprisingly in the series there is a sort of competition, albeit veiled, with Totti’s mother, Fiorella (Monica Guerritore, ed).
Ilary is an extremely solid figure, for Totti he represented the compass of things. She has never looked at him with an admiration that leads to divination, but always for the human being that he is him. This allowed her with detachment to say what she thought, as a woman, with a very strong and lively point of view on things and she never had any qualms in expressing it. I think this was also the strong point and the richness of their relationship by no means simple.
This complicity also saved them.
They could have left, yes, their looking at each other with extreme humanity is the ingredient that made them the long-lived couple they are.
One of the crucial passages of the series is precisely that of Ilary Blasi’s desire for independence.
She wanted to escape from the stereotype, not to be the tissue next to the footballer. Since she was a little girl she has been a very strong-willed person who knew exactly what she wanted and did everything to get it, regardless of who she was next to her. This made it extremely strong, very multifaceted, not flat at all. It is interesting for an actress who has to play it.
Born in 1986, Roman. You have experienced all the phases of the Totti myth at the same time. What memories do you have?
He has always liked me a lot and I recognized his genius and talent. Roma are my family’s team, so above all for them it was a myth, a symbol that I looked at with admiration for the irreplicability of what they did, but I also think I looked at him with a detachment similar to that of his wife. For me he was not a divinity as is the case for many people, especially men, even in my industry. There are those who legitimately remain petrified in front of Totti.
In the last few weeks you have also entered the world of Montalbano, totally breaking the balance of the most beloved fiction of all time. How did you live it?
While I was filming I found what was happening very interesting, I felt that I could represent a notable break even through Zingaretti, confronting him many times. Seeing Montalbano capitulate almost definitively was extremely intriguing, but I didn’t expect the clamor that this thing generated, I just try to be careful to end up in products that I would look at. It’s not always like this, I don’t always succeed, but sometimes I succeed and this makes me happy.
After Montalbano, Ilary Blasi, you will also be the protagonist of “Don’t call me love”, broadcast on Rai1 in May. It is a golden moment for you.
Let’s say I’ve been hanging out for a while, I’ve been doing this job for many years. Of course I am pleased to be consolidated, I would be stupid not to grasp the positive aspect of this thing. But I’m also very practical