By Artsvi Bakhchinyan
YEREVAN — This year the legendary star of European cinema Claudia Cardinale was among the honorary guests of the seventh Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival. This 72-year-old charming actress with a permanent smile and laughter on her lips — who starred as Araxi Zakarian in French-Armenian film director Henri Verneuil’s last film, “Mayrig,” stayed in Armenia for two days. This short interview with Cardinale was held on July 12, in the Golden Tulip Yerevan Hotel.
Artsvi Bakhchinyan: Signora Cardinale, have you already tasted Armenian apricot?
Claudia Cardinale: (laughing out loud): They are a lot, a lot in my room, but I had no time to try one. But I will try one, of course!
AB: Of course! So! The origin is always important for an artist. You are originally from Tunisia. Do you think that this fact has some influence on your artistic character, on what you have done on screen?
CC: Well, I don’t know. When I was young, I was like a boy, because I always wanted to prove that women are stronger. It was terrible! And I did not speak a lot, that’s why