On the occasion of the release of Inexorable on April 6 at the cinema, we met Alba Gaïa Bellugi. Back with her on her career and her approach to acting.
The beginnings of Alba Gaïa Bellugi
With an actor father and a costume designer mother, we can say that Alba Gaia Bellugi has always been immersed in the environment. Very young, she took her first steps on the boards before finding herself at ten years old in front of François Ozon’s camera for the Remaining time. A first experience, but not the last, far from it. After appearances in Untouchables (2011) or at Claude Miller with Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012), the young actress has truly revealed herself thanks to the mini-series 3x Manon (2014).
However, it took time for Alba Gaïa Bellugi to really feel like an actress, as she told us in an interview.
I did a conservatory in England three years ago (2019). That’s when I thought that was really what I wanted to do.
In the foreground ofInexorable
In addition to the previously mentioned directors, Alba Gaïa Bellugi was directed by Alain Resnais, Éric Rochant (she is the daughter of Mathieu Kassovitz in The Office of Legends) and now Fabrice Du Welz with Inexorable. But this time, it is she who carries the feature film. She plays Gloria, a young girl looking a little lost who will upset the life of a bourgeois family embodied by Benoît Poelvoorde and Melanie Doutey. A complicated contribution role to tackle for the actress:
It was difficult because I didn’t understand the character well. I couldn’t understand where he was coming from, why he was acting like that. But what pleased me precisely was to dissect her logic.
Conversely, the scenes of violence, which one might suppose to be the most difficult, are precisely what he likes the most. Sequences so far from her that she finds there “something quite cathartic“.
His performance can be found in Inexorable on April 6 in theaters. Find here our review of the film, and the full interview in the video in one of the articles.