Yes, you read the title correctly! The one and only award-winning actress and model, Sophia Loren has returned to the screen for the first time in over a decade and we couldn’t be more excited! She is doing it for a very special person too! Her son, Edoardo Ponti, is a director and will feature his mother in the Italian movie La vita davanti a sé (The Life Ahead).
The movie will feature Sophia as Madame Rose, an individual who survived the Holocaust in real life and became friends with a 12-year-old Senegalese boy. The 84-year-old actress is currently filming the movie in Italy and giving it all she’s got She has been working up to 10 hours at a time on set!
What better director to have than your son? Sophia expressed her feelings about her son directing the movie to Variety. She stated, “He knows me so well. He knows every inch of my face, my heart, my soul. He will only move on to the next shot when I hit my deepest truth.”
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