For me, love has the pace of the fandango

“Blame my gypsy spirit, always ready to get me started with fantasy,” says actress Stana Katic. That only on one occasion she remains speechless…

by Alessandra De Tommasi

Stana Katic, a 39-year-old Canadian of Serbian-Croatian roots, after the farewell of Castle (she played the detective in love with the mystery writer), is the protagonist and producer of Absentia a TV show that we will soon watch in Italy as well. In the show, she play Emily, another strong woman: an FBI agent who had disappeared and returned home after six years, but had no memory.

We live in a dangerous world, what is your biggest fear?
To lose the ones I love, my husband, a friend or a family member. Only the thought of it paralyzes me.

On the set how did you keep the negative thoughts away, seeing there’s a dark theme?
I listened to the Radiohead to ease the tension.

What makes your heart beat today?
My gypsy spirit, curious, wild, always ready to discover new places and to travel, even with fantasy, by reading a book.

And what about love?
To me it’s like the fandango, a dance that has to have rhythm, where you keep the spark alive with a subtle seduction, a game in which you tease and have fun because laughter is key.

A colleague who stunned you?
Richarg Gere: we shot The Double together and he left me speechless. Not only because he’s one of the sexiest men in the world but because he’s simple and generous… And he’s been around me a couple of times when I told him I’m a fan. What can I do? I’m weak for talented artists, from Johnny Depp to Daniel Day-Lewis to Anthony Hopkins. I’m speechless in front of one of them. And that’s not something that happens to me often.

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