Being an icon like Anita Ekberg is dangerous, Monica Bellucci said at the Turin Film Festival where she presented the documentary The Girl in the Fountain in which she plays the Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, remembered for her iconic dip in the Trevi Fountain with Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.
“Being an icon like Anita Ekberg is dangerous, they put you in a glass case and you don’t come out again,” said the 57-year-old Umbrian screen siren.
“Today it isn’t like that any more, there’s real life to be lived and an actress can calmly say: ‘I’m no longer 20, 30, 50, or even 50”.
Bellucci, who became the oldest Bond girl ever in Spectre in 2015, said the documentary told “the bittersweet story of a star who lived at the wrong time.”
And she added: “We don’t want to be icons, we are real women”.