Placido in concert in CantÃ¹, 18 June 2010
|Born||Maria Violante Placido
(1976-05-01) 1 May 1976
I write in English. My first album came out in Italy, and I toured and did gigs.
I’ve done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination.
Turkey was fantastic, Turkey was, like, mystical and such a special place. Just unique, something that’s really hard to describe, such beauty, those mountains and the stone is kind of, eroded? Special erosion which makes what you see just something that seems, it’s been made for a movie, it’s like something out of fantasy, except it’s real.
I did a smaller gig with an acoustic guitar and a drum machine. In one song, something wrong happened with the drum machine. I tried to cover up the mistake by playing faster and improvising a new song but it became crazy, and I had to admit it was all a mess.
My parents never pushed me to be an actress. You can come from a family of actors, and sometimes there have been families that grow you up as an actor, but this wasn’t my situation. It’s very important to find your own way because it’s something you then have to confront yourself.