SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Raquel Villar: My name is Raquel Villar and I’m an actress. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I live in Berlin since 2014.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Raquel Villar: My Grandma used to sing in a Church Chorale when I was a child, my mother also liked to sing, so I used to have all those vocals training around me, since I was a very imaginative kid, I was always creating different stories with musics and different characters. I joined the Church Theatre when I was very young and with 15 I left the Church and I started going to study with a Theater Cia, so was in the middle of my first training with this Cia that I realise that I want to be an artist.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Dedication Dollar Baby film?
Raquel Villar: I saw the casting call and I found very interesting to me to because I could try to do something out my comfort zone.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Raquel Villar: I think the idea to be stuck in a life that you don’t really want to be, but you also cant realise that, It’s important to reflect our present moment and to take some risks sometimes.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Raquel Villar: Selina saw my lasted works and after I sent her my material we had a meeting, we talked, and she invited me in the end of our conversation.
SKSM: You worked with Selina Sondermann on this film, how was that?
Raquel Villar: Was so great to have a woman as a Boss, I was really happy to see how the dynamic makes me feel so comfortable. I was feeling save. She is very strong and she knows what she want it, so everyday was everything very directly, organised and clean with the ideas.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Raquel Villar: Yes, our Witch moment was really nice to do it! I try to make some comedy in this scene, and we have some fun with that, in the end this was out of the film, too funny lol
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Raquel Villar: Yes! We have a group chat, where we talk sometimes.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Raquel Villar: I’m writing and directing a Theatre play in Berlin about the political situation in Brazil right now. It’s a very important topic, and we want to bring some reflexions to this side of the Ocean.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Raquel Villar: I saw some movies, but I’ve never read a book of him before this film, when I started to read I could not stop, I was completely inside.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Raquel Villar: I also studied Sigh Languages at Church when I was a Teenage, was one of the most beautiful languages that I’ve learning in my life.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Raquel Villar: Thank you for the interview and for all the fans, have fun with the film!