Valeria Solarino The love that Lucia Bose shared with her

Valeria Solarino: “The love that Lucia Bosè shared with her son Miguel was one of possession and dependence. Empty cinemas? Fear of Covid and fragmentation”

An extraordinary talent dedicated to dance, cinema and music. The Biopic”Evil“, Available on Outstanding +is not only a celebration of the artist, but also an intimate and personal portrait. One understands a lot about the man and artist Miguel Bosis to analyze the relationship with two famous parents and – in a way – as unwieldy as the actress Lucia Bose and the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguin. In 1968 the parents’ turbulent relationship ended after 13 years and they decided to separate. a scandal for conservative Spain at the time. At the age of 11, the breakup has a major impact on Miguel, marking the beginning of his personality transformation into a seductive and destructive character. Each episode of the series, in which the artist himself actively participated, focuses on a different song by Miguel Bosé and retraces crucial moments in the artist’s life through flashbacks. Valeria Solarino, the only Italian actress in the cast, plays Lucia Bosè and we met her.

Who was Lucia Bose?
A multifaceted character. For me, the challenge, the difficulty, but also the pleasure was looking for all the colors that made it up. I did some research to understand how she is: I saw many interviews and what really struck me was her confident character, she was determined and elegant.

Is there an interview that impressed you?
During a double interview with her son, the interviewer asks Miguel to turn to his mother and ask her a question he had never asked her before. He looked into her beautiful eyes and asked her: “Do you love me?”. She burst out laughing in embarrassment.

What explanation did you give yourself?
It wasn’t cold. She was reserved, fragile, in need of love and also afraid of love. I read her biography and she was a woman who had been marked by fear of loss since childhood. The relationship with Miguel was very complicated because she pushed and encouraged him to express his personality, first as an actor, then with music and dance, and she was also his manager. But her affirmation also meant distancing, so she felt abandoned. Before that, mother felt daughter.

How was the relationship with his son Miguel?
They had a love that involved many other things. Certainly it became a relationship of possession, jealousy, dependency… She loved him dearly and tried to make him feel free and in search of identity. He always has. He was and is an explosive artist, he appreciated the input of his mother, but she was a woman of contradictions and possessed out of love.

What did Miguel Bosè represent for you?
I listened to it and I really liked it. He always gave me a sense of joy and I discovered that behind each of his performances was an explosive show of colors, clothes and makeup. He was not afraid to show himself and always expressed himself with complete freedom.

In 2022, over 60% of the population never went to the cinema. How do you explain it to yourself?
It is certainly a difficult moment for Italian cinema, which had recovered somewhat just before the start of the pandemic in winter 2019. Then everything was closed, which brought about the fear of Covid and the sharing of a closed space. On the other hand, there was an explosion of platforms that were used immediately.

Is there optimism for the future?
I think the cinema experience remains and will remain unique because a film made for the cinema has a different language than a story made for a series. From the author’s point of view, cinema has an authentic language, even if I believe that society is – unfortunately – heading towards a fragmentation of communication. Nowadays we seem to have a variety of things available and all accessible, but let’s not get into those things. This also happens in the media as well as in art.