Following her instincts and doing the things she is passionate about are two of the rules that American actress Alexandra Daddario has followed when making choices about her career and personal life.
I follow my heart when it comes to navigating my career, the best thing you can do is do things because you love them, although it doesn’t always turn out well, says Daddario in an interview with Efe from Hawaii.
Alexandra knew she wanted to be an actress at the age of 12, now when she looks in the mirror she finds a woman who achieved the dream of that little girl and at 34 she does not visualize herself doing anything other than acting.
It fascinates me to know why people act the way they do, why they do things, how they deal with happiness, with pain, and I think that is one of the reasons why I am an actress, says the protagonist of “Baywatch” ( 2017).
Daddario has been known for being part of both large productions and independent cinema. His career is marked by a diversity of female characters that he has enjoyed and that over time have become more “interesting and fun” stories.
Her most recent works are framed by “Lost Girls & Love Hotels” (2020), by William Olsson; It is part of the science fiction film “Songbird” (2020), it is about to premiere “Die in a Gunfight” with the Mexican Diego Boneta and it is shooting the series for HBO “White lotus”.
Female protagonists in the cinema
Three years ago when Daddario was offered to be part of Stacie Passon’s film, “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” (2018), the actress did not hesitate to accept, falling in love with the script and seeing that the project was led by a woman .
I remember that they offered it to me, I loved the script and the book and it was from a director, until that time I had not worked with a woman, that excited me, also the character was a great challenge and something that I had never done, says Daddario.
The film that will arrive this December 16 on video-on-demand platforms in Latin America follows the story of two sisters who live locked up in a beautiful house located on the outskirts of a town, whose inhabitants are trying them for an alleged murder committed by Constance, the Daddario character.
They are two women who have gone through horrible things, trauma and abuse and I wanted to reflect how it looks and how that manifests itself in women, how they deal with what they have been through, says the actress who shares credits with Taissa Farmiga.
After that first collaboration with Passon, Daddario has found more opportunities to work with other women as, from his point of view, they are increasingly part of the cinematographic narratives in front of and behind the projects.
When I first moved to Hollywood I never met with women, when I went to auditions the set was full of men, I love to see that there are more and more women, it is good that we are evolving over time, he says.
It also considers that both female and male characters have also been rethought by the creators regardless of gender.
Not all women are strong in the same way that not all men are strong, I think there has been more discussion among writers about how to portray women in a more honest way, he points out.
On the other hand, the actress has become very popular on social networks. Only on Instagram he has 18 million followers and in quarantine he started a YouTube project where he has explored his creativity.
I never expected to have so many followers on the internet, I don’t know how it happened, for me it was a side effect of my work and now I’m trying to do something to improve the world, says the actress who supports social causes from these.
In addition, the actress has used the networks to show her way of being and above all to do what she likes the most, to entertain.
I love making people laugh, life is very difficult and complicated and as we explore the darkness of things, it is important to explore happiness, she says.