Intensely hot Spanish on-screen character Paz Vega sizzled over the screen in “Sex and Lucia” and the enthusiastic “Carmen” – and now she’s working her Sevillian enchantment in Hollywood.
Vega, the girl of a matador, was roused to turn into an on-screen character by a theater visit when she was 15. She prepared at the prestigious Centro Andaluz de Teatro and her huge break accompanied the arrangement “7 Vidas,” a Spanish Friends-style sitcom. The show’s household prevalence saw her turn into one of the nation’s greatest TV stars, and she was spotted by Mateo Gil, who issued her a main part in his Spanish thriller, “Nadie conoce a nadie” (“Nobody knows anyone”).
Vega then won the title part in Julio Medem’s “Sex and Lucia,” a realistic and sexy investigation of adoration and physical connections. She needed to leave “7 Vidas” to focus on the undertaking, yet the danger demonstrated worth taking, as the film got global awards and Vega won a Best Female Newcomer Goya (a Spanish Oscar) for her daring execution. She was adulated for her eye getting arousing quality, as well as for her depiction of Lucia’s passionate delicacy and weakness. That year, she was additionally selected for a Best Actress for her part as a battered wife in “Solo Mia” (“Mine Alone”).
Seville-conceived Vega came back to the place where she grew up to film Vicente Aranda’s “Carmen” (2003), where she seethed as the unbelievable wanderer young lady in the energetic story of affection, homicide and selling out. She made her Hollywood make a big appearance in the tepid lighthearted comedy, “Spanglish,” inverse Adam Sandler, where her touching association with her onscreen girl, played by Shelbie Bruce, lifted the film from its more person on foot minutes.
Vega has gone ahead to win more Hollywood parts, most remarkably as a crotchety market assistant inverse Morgan Freeman in 2006’s unusual satire, “10 Items or Less.” Now situated in Madrid, she is hitched and expecting her first youngster in 2007.