Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Agata Trzebuchowska / It´s not something that greatly interest me

Agata Kulesza, Paweł Pawlikowski and Agata Trzebuchowska

Agata Trzebuchowska, 

star of Oscar-winning 'Ida,' quitting acting: It's 'not something that greatly interests me'



Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 11:27 AM

She won — and she’s done.

Agata Trzebuchowska, the star of the Oscar-winning Polish movie “Ida,” says she’s through with acting — but maybe not with the movie business.

“My foray into acting made me very happy, it was a great adventure with a fantastic ending,” she told the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper. “But acting is not something that greatly interests me. It's not my path. I have other interests, like maybe directing.”
Not that Trzebuchowska is planning to “dive into that right away.”

Agata Trezbuchowska and Agata Kulesza
Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski

“I plan to wait a bit and think about what I really want to do,” she said.

Trzebuchowska, who spoke after returning home to Warsaw from the Academy Awards, had zero acting experience before director Pawel Pawlikowski cast her in the total role as a young wannabe nun who suddenly learns she is Jewish.

Discovered in a Warsaw cafe, Trzebuchowska agreed to do the movie because she was a fan of another Pawlikowski movie “My Summer of Love,” which helped turn actress Emily Blunt into a star.

“I had a feeling that this would be something remarkable,” she told Polish Radio before Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Trzebuchowska’s turn in the haunting post-Holocaust movie was widely praised and helped propel the film to Poland’s first-ever foreign movie Oscar.

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