Karra Elejalde: “I hate fame. Before I would fart in the street and nothing would happen, but now everyone points it out to me” | EUROtoday

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Karra Elejalde [Vitoria, 1960] needs to exit to smoke. She's going to depart him. She has promised his daughter and has already purchased a therapy, however she is speeding whereas she promotes Second dying, the unique Movistar sequence that premieres on June 6. “To endure without tobacco would be too much,” she jokes, earlier than demonstrating the love she has for journalism by remembering the outdated columns of Francisco Umbral. In actuality, it was not vital as a result of the best signal of respect is to be an interviewee like him. He sits down, forgets the nicotine monkey and one of the crucial undisputed actors in Spain, places himself at your disposal: “Come on, sweetheart.”

Do you are feeling like a totem of the career?
I give it some thought greater than I ought to. I don't know, recently I’ve the sensation that I'm getting older and, due to Unamuno de Amenbar, they solely name me to become older. Older than me, I imply. And sickness additionally haunts me, particularly psychological issues. In this sequence the character is my age, however he has senile dementia. My mom died throughout filming and he or she additionally suffered from it and, when studying the script, I assumed: “Boy, let's do it and let's use what I'm unfortunately experiencing. At least, let my mother's death not only be sadness, may it be of some use to me.” It was a form of farewell: “Thank you, mistress, because you have helped me.” I’ve put into my interpretation reactions that I noticed in her. It was thrilling. Although I'm not a lot of a mixer of actuality and fiction. Do you understand what’s the lie that actors repeat probably the most?
That your work is a seek for the reality. What's up! We know it isn’t true and the viewer additionally is aware of it. He pays 10 euros for a ticket in trade for you deceiving him and comes out crying, saying: “You bastard, you lied to me so well!” What we actors in the end are is nice liars, the most effective on the earth, however there isn’t any fact in performing. It is simply the alternative: it’s the seek for the proper lie.

In this transformation into an icon, you appeared destined to be a Robe Iniesta, status on the margins, and you’ve got ended up being a Sabina or a Serrat, mainstream pure
It's true, I come from the world of underground comics, rock and roll, from the reveals that we did ourselves and by which Cicatriz or Evaristo from La Polla Records performed. Those have been my associates, the entire thing that turned often called Basque radical rock. That was my scene and after I made the leap to cinema I assumed that my discipline can be these of these prestigious Basque administrators with whom I began: Medem, Bajo Ulloa, lex de la Iglesia or Imanol Uribe. But I at all times had comedy in me. It's what I like, what comes naturally to me, maybe due to all these clown programs I took originally. The comedy actor is certified to interpret the best drama, which doesn’t occur the opposite manner round. What occurs is that when you’ve got a well-liked hit like Eight Basque surnames, you’re already well-known whether or not you prefer it or not, which I didn’t need. What's extra, I’ve tried to keep away from it with nice curiosity.
And with little success.
Yes, as a result of administrators and producers usually have little creativeness. They solely keep in mind the very last thing you probably did. So, I’ve compelled myself to fluctuate, compelled myself to alternate genres, not repeat myself… When an actor says that he’s typecast, it’s a lie, you typecast your self. If they at all times name you to play that typical Spanish cinema function of a person who blows his bangs and also you settle for it, then don't complain that they solely give you that. You must know learn how to reject roles even in case you have cobwebs within the fridge, as a result of if you happen to let others inform you what you are able to do, you're screwed. It is a mistake that ruins your profession. That has been my technique. Surely it’s mainstream, as you say, however what I’m not is an actor who at all times performs the identical function. In actuality, success may be very son of a bitch.
That's a bit counterintuitive, as a result of it's nonetheless what each actor pursues.
Sure, positive, however it comes at a worth. Actually, I've at all times cared about status, however I've hated fame. How do you heal from the burden of a very fashionable character? You treatment that by making one other character that has the identical relevance, however what the hell character are you going to make that make the 60 million field workplace that it made? Eight Basque surnames? None, it's unimaginable. I do know that, ten years later, when somebody tells me on the road that they love my film, they aren’t speaking to me about While the conflict lasts or any of the various good movies I’ve made since. I’ve all of the respect for that movie and it has given me numerous work and recognition, however there’s a second when you may't let the character overcome the particular person. Antonio Ferrandis hated being referred to as Chanquete and, when he died, all of the tearful feedback have been: “Chanquete has died.” That's a bitch. If I die tomorrow I don't need them to say that Koldo has died.
It will most likely occur.
Of course it’ll occur, however I’ve to do all the pieces in my energy to forestall it. Play, transfer my waist and stability my profession in order to not make it simple. It doesn't compensate for so successful. I wish to be prestigious, to be paid very nicely, to do my job nicely and for nobody to know me. Before I did three silly issues, I farted and nothing occurred. If I fart now, everybody will level their fingers at me. I now not have the liberty to be slightly brown sooner or later and idiot round on the street. I of Eight Basque surnames I’ve cured myself with 100 metroscon While the conflict lastscon Basil, with different movies that fall exterior of this document. Ace and altering look all the pieces I can.
It works?
No, however one thing helps. It was unimaginable earlier than, I had an anxiousness assault in the midst of Vitoria. I arrived with the suitcase on the door of my home, it was the Vitoria festivities and the bands have been there with the brass bands. They surrounded me and I felt like I used to be dying. They weren't doing something aggressive, however I swear I felt like dying. That can't be, you may't dwell like that and I used to be there for 5 or 6 years. If you want going to a nightclub, neglect about it as a result of a thousand folks come and if one is available in a adverse or dangerous manner, it's already a foul thought and it might finish badly. I’ve to have the events at dwelling as a result of, if not, it's a waste of life. And homes aren't for that, rattling, and apart from there's by no means sufficient room for all your folks. Something has improved recently, however I nonetheless can't go to a spot the place there are lots of people. It is a really annoying cross of Calvary and there are numerous issues that you must hand over in your lifestyle. If I’m going to the films, I can't get in line. I wait, my companions purchase the popcorn and when the lights exit, I are available in. And I go away throughout the credit, as a result of I do know it's ugly. Or I went with my daughter to the One Direction live performance on the Palau Sant Jordi, they caught me in line and with out exaggeration I took 1,200 selfies. I might have appreciated to not open that Pandora's field. I don’t deny it, nor do I say it with resentment, however it has affected my life for the more severe and, above all, that of the individuals who dwell with me.
Karra Elejalde in the MoviStar+ building

Karra Elejalde within the MoviStar+ constructingSERGIO GONZLEZ VALERO

With being given outdated and sick roles, do you assume so much about dying?
In the identical manner that they are saying that persons are cured once they verbalize their drawback in group therapies like “hello, my name is José Javier and I am an alcoholic”, I feel it’s good and therapeutic to consider dying and get used to it. With that factor concerning the soul and if there’s something after dying, and I hope {that a} neurosurgeon doesn’t come to remove this phantasm as a result of I might begin to be afraid once more, I dwell by the maxim that vitality is neither created nor destroyed, it will possibly solely be destroyed. transforms The vitality that’s in me will go someplace and will probably be someplace. Anyone who may be very afraid of dying ought to watch house documentaries to keep in mind that, on that small and insignificant speck that’s the Earth, there are Nelson Mandela, Hitler, Charles Manson, the Rolling Stones and the complete Bara. And if this life factor ends, we will probably be a part of all that else and in one other manner. We shouldn’t be so afraid of dying, we should take away the drama. I care extra about learn how to die, that it isn’t agonizingly. I wish to die lovely. That does fear me.
You are one of the crucial offended guys in Spain.
The fact is that I’m a man who tries to be loving, pleasant and get together with folks, however typically I’ve a hell of numerous balls. There are too many issues on the earth that I don't like.
I’m not going to enter correct names or politics or particular phenomena, as a result of it’s one thing rather more common. It pisses me off to activate the TV and see that Europe and North America should not able to being extra truthful and worrying about issues which are distant from them. It pisses me off how dehumanized we’re as a society. Silly issues piss me off like remembering that, after I was a baby, my mom took me on the practice and in entrance of me there was a person I didn't know and so they began speaking about the way it was a sunny day and that was good for the garlic and the rain, for cabbage Blessed elevator conversations! Now I get on the Cercanas and if there are 46 folks within the automotive, all 46, outdated, younger and youngsters, are of their bubble trying on the fucking mobile phone. My daughter prefers to ship me messages and I wish to hear her voice. Misunderstood technological advances piss me off. I don't like globalization, I don't like how we have a look at what they speak to us about and I don't like how our social system is ordered. We must cease, have a look again and see all the pieces we’re lacking.