The gorgeous Brazilian actress Alice Braga is the strength of Latinas in Hollywood. The city of God’s Star has been acting in several films for a decade. Alie Braga got international fame when she was seen starring opposite Will Smith inI Am Legend.She has become a prominent face in Hollywood
. Alice Braga’s performance in movies likePredators(2010),The Rite(2011),Elysiumhas made her earn the title of a versatile actor. If you want to know more about her breakthrough role in the City of God, then check this article.
Alice Braga Bio
Born on April 15, 1983, Alice Braga has always had a passion for acting since a young age. She comes from a film background, where her mother and aunt were actresses. That’s how her love came for lights, cameras, and action. She began her career by acting in school plays and dramas. Alice as a child used to accompany her family on film sets.
Braga’s debut movie was the Portuguese-language short filmTrampoline.However, she came into the limelight after the breakthrough of theCity of God. Let us look at how she got this role.
How Alice Braga Got the Role in City of God
Director Fernando Meirelles was looking for someone who is not so famous. He did not want any slum kids to be in the movie. Alice was 18 when she got a call from Fernando to act in City of God. At that, she had just done some commercials and TV ads. She didn’t even audition for the film. Braga straight away head up to Rio and met the leading actors.
Speaking to slashfilm.com,
“It was always special because it was my first connection to acting in a feature film. And in a film like that, that opened so many doors, not for me only as an actress. But also for Brazilian cinema, and for a bunch of young people that were watching movies all over the world to get inspired by. To tell their own stories, with different perspectives that haven’t been done before. So, if you are someone from Baltimore, Maryland, and all that, go and get your camera. And do your film…shoot with your perspective because there’s no right or wrong perspective. And I think the City of God brought that. For me as an actress, it brought me a lot.”
Alice’s Experience in the Film
She expressed in an interview saying that even though she was from different background, people accepted her. The actress received much love and support internationally. She said even though her role was very small, her face was on the poster for the international film release. She had a wonderful experience working with her actors. The movie became a turning point in her life.
Alice Braga’s Upcoming Projects
Alice will be seen in a Netflix thriller “Ivy” the story states, A mother who is recovering from a brutal accident and moves into a prototype smart home. As she begins to get settled, she finds out that the house’s groundbreaking AI technology is quickly developing real human emotions. However, the release date is not yet finalized. But fans are super excited about this thriller.