Monday, March 15, 2010

Sophia Loren plays her own mother on TV


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The 75-yeaer-old Italian film star, who made it big in Hollywood and who got the title ‘the timeless beauty’ in the references to her by most film journalists, Sophia Loren is now playing her own mother in a television biopic about her life.

According to news reports, over six million Italians constituting about 26 per cent audience share viewed the first installment of the biopic ‘La Mia Casa E Piena di Specchi’ (My House Is Full of Mirrors), in which Loren plays her mother who is a tough taskmaster mum bent upon ensuring stardom for the daughter. The series based on a book by Loren's sister Maria Scicolone covers Loren's career beginning with her role as an extra in ‘Quo Vadis’ (1950). Margareth Made, 28, plays the young Loren. The biopic also tells the story of Loren's meeting with producer Carlo Ponti, who directed her Italian film 'Two Women'. In 1966 she married Ponti, who died in 2007.

She presented the biopic at a news conference and was saying, "Things stay inside you, you never forget and you can't help it…My life was a wonderful fairytale (but also) a story of war, hunger and begging, because that's what my mother did for us: she fought to give her daughters a name and a future that would not be poor."

In her career spanning over five decades Loren played roles opposite such great actors as Clark Gable, Peter Sellers, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra and won the Best Actress Academy Award Oscar for her performance in La Ciociara (Running Away) in 1962.

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