‘Mafia Mamma’ Interview: Monica Bellucci Jumped At The Chance To Do Comedy

The legendary Monica Belluci is known for her roles in The Apartment, Suspicion, The Brothers Grimm, The Passion of The Christ, The Matrix Saga and the James Bond film, Spectre. In the new film Mafia Mamma, she steps away from the more action-oriented and dramatic parts to play the sexy and badass Bianca, the consigliere to Toni Colette’s naive American mafia Don. 

When I sat down with Monica to discuss her role in the action-comedy, she was so passionate about the project. She oozed with charisma as she spoke about working alongside Colette and Hardwicke in her native home of Italy. It sounded like she had waited a long time for a comedic opportunity, one that she definitely savors in Mafia Mamma.

Watch my interview with Monica Belluci below and check out Mafia Mamma in theaters now.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.