Not only she is very talented with her racket, the Italian Flavia Pennetta is also quite charming outside the courts. Never more so than when this beauty talks cinema…
Legend has it that you’re a huge Al Pacino fan. What’s your favourite movie of his?
First of all, there’s The Godfather
. The first one is really nice as it tells the story of Italy. And he is just amazing in this movie. I also really like The Devil's Advocate
; it shows how someone can change in just a second.
The Godfather - trailer: http://www.cinemovies.fr/fiche_multimedia.php?IDfilm=146
A movie you’re ashamed to like?
(Laugh) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
It describes quite well the relationships between girls and boys. How girls can sometimes be really clingy and possessive - when we’re so into a boy that we want to control him. This movie shows the reality of the differences between boys and girls.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRth0uxIPQE&feature=fvwrel
A movie you have seen 20 times and that you could well see a dozen more?
. I’ve watched this movie so many times. Give me a TV now: if a channel is showing it, I’m well able to stay right there. It’s always nice to feel the passion, the fights, the laughter…
Gladiator - trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol67qo3WhJk
The movie where you walked out of the cinema before the end?
I’ve never done that. I have quite a lot of friends who do it, and leave halfway through the movie but I never leave before the closing credits. I’d say that I’m easy-going. I like going to the cinema. When I was younger, the Sunday was the day I could rest. Most of the time I would take the opportunity to go the cinema. The first movie was from 6 to 9 and the second from 9 to 11. I would always do both.
Did you go from a room to the other or did you passed by the counter?
No, no, I would go by the counter. And after the second movie ended I would go to McDonalds. (Laughs
). On Sunday, anything was allowed.
Your first cinema memory?
I must admit that I don’t remember my first time at the cinema, but I think it must have been a Disney. By the way, I still watch some.
The movie where you cried from start to finish?
. You cry during the entire movie but you have a good time.
The Notebook - trailer : http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2603746073/
Last movie you saw?
There’s Hulk in it. And Thor. A movie with only super heroes… Ahhh, I can’t remember the name… Avengers
! That was pretty good. Not a great movie, but you feel you have to see it. The worst part of the story is not the plot but the fact I went to see it alone, on a Sunday afternoon. It was in my village in Italy, and around me, there were just kids. I was the only adult.
Avengers - trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J3HfllvXWE
Which movie traumatized you when you were a kid?
. Do you remember? It’s the one that gets inside your dreams when you’re sleeping and kills you? I love horror movies.
Nightmare - trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM1YHRa0tbM
Brad Pitt. I saw him again in Cannes this year and he’s insanely good looking!
Who is the strongest: Rocky or Rambo?
Rocky. First of all because he’s Italian, and also because you can watch the Rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 without getting bored.
Interview by Maxime Marchon