The Mexican actor, producer and director Diego Luna, who today will be awarded the Platinum Honor Award In recognition of his prolific career in film, he called on the Ibero-American community to be united as a bloc and take advantage of the opportunity that platforms give us as tools to tell our own stories.
“We have a great responsibility and opportunity to tell our story as no one else can tell it, let’s not let others do it. It is time for our stories with our point of view and perspective to go out into the world. We must remember that as a group we are stronger ”, he said yesterday during the press conference that he offered in the city of Madrid (Spain) where the eighth edition of the gala is being held.
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“The platforms have also come to bring opportunity to young people, voices that seek their color, their tone, their language. I remember the late 90’s there was an independent cinema to which I wanted to belong, but which began to disappear. Suddenly the platforms arrived that became a necessity and a bet. In addition, they served as tools so that we did not have to think of a single structure. Today you can start your story on a phone and finish it at the movies, ”he added.
At 41, the protagonist of films such as And Your Mother Too and Rogue One will receive the highest recognition of the Platinum Awards, and will join other great stars such as Sonia Braga, Ricardo Darín, Antonio Banderas and Raphael. “This award comes at the right time in my life because without a doubt there is a moment when you start to rethink things, which according to you you already had clear and need incentives, to know that there is some confidence in what you can still do.”
In an inspiring speech, Luna confessed that the pandemic made him reflect on whether what he was doing was really important. “When they lock you up at home and it comes to surviving and enduring, you wonder if what you do makes sense or not, and if you should be on the street helping people.”
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He added that he seeks to do things that constantly challenge him. “That they ask me, that they make me think, that he moves into a conversation over a table. As time passes, I have the responsibility to carry out a project with a reflection, we do not have time to live in this inequality, we cannot continue to harm the earth. We have to change and the stories can detonate these things ”.
At another time, the interpreter said that his facet as a social activist arises from the need to do his part. “Since I was a child I generated a lot of attention, at first I only talked about myself, until I realized that this has no value or meaning, but to divert attention to those things that concern me, to be the voice of those who do not they have it and they deserve it ”.
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Laughing, he said that the beginning of his career as an actor was not romantic at all. “I started going to the theater because I was afraid of being alone in the house and suddenly I didn’t want to get off anymore.” He also pointed out that he did not feel that he had reached the goal, because projecting into the future “makes you waste your time.” “One of the wonders of this profession is that the characters that I did before I cannot do today and those that will come when I am 60 years old I cannot even imagine them because the environment and the stories are changing. But I do remember that when I started traveling for work and I realized that I had set a border for myself, that that was a lie, that it was simply fear to move, when I saw that there was interest and opportunity to grow and meet with people who had been my reference and having a totally horizontal relationship was something important in my life, because I knew that only I was capable of imposing those challenges at that level and risking what I had. And that has been given to me by the theater, I always know that I can go back to theater, because it has survived everything. That is the most beautiful thing that my father taught me: that once you belong to this family, you never leave and it accompanies you wherever you are. I feel that what my father taught me is what has me here today ”.