Spanish actress Blanca Suárez turns in a captivating performance as Ruth, one of two ex-lovers abandoned by the same Don Juan (Guillermo Toledo) in Pedro Almodóvar’s high-flying new comedy, I’m So Excited. Ruth discovers that life in the clouds can be as complicated and precarious as it is at ground level, especially when sex and death are involved. Opening June 28, the film is a biting satire on the state of our world and features an ensemble cast that includes Javier Cámara, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, and Paz Vega.
At a roundtable interview, Suárez discussed working with Almodóvar again after starring in The Skin I Live In, his meticulous directing style, the challenges of shooting a bicycle scene pedaling up a steep hill in a dress and high heels, the enormous success of fellow countrymen Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Javier Bardem, how she hopes one day to work with Bardem and to achieve the success Cruz has enjoyed, what she looks for in a project, and the offers she’s currently considering in film and TV now that her sci-fi series, El Barco, has ended. Hit the jump to read the interview.