santiago safe is one of the directors of more success of our country. They say that everything he does turns to gold, and I would add that it is due to his work and imagination, since has been able to connect with the tastes of a majority public. Possibly because he is still that boy from carabanchel who liked to watch so much through a Super 8. Fame would come years later with ‘The Day of the Beast’, directed by Álex de la Iglesia and for whose performance they gave him the Goya for best newcomer of 1995. But Santiago continues to reap success. Just released ‘Summer Vacation‘, a comedy in which he pays homage to a genre that amuses him and us, and in which he is comfortable.
“A friend from the theater tells me that “it’s going to be a hit”. That calms me down, because when you see people laughing and I see them…“He begins by telling in this intimate and personal interview, in which he has opened up like never before. The film premieres at a convulsive moment, on the verge of some of the most tense General Elections: “I have friends who will vote for anything, and the reason is that politics is being very aggressive […] Those who insult and twitch are four, but they make a lot of noise, and that creates uncertainty. Some do it to survive, because the digital ones live on the click”, he points out.
Unfortunately, he is used to having his work clouded by some opportunistic news, such as your debt to the Treasury: “It always happens when I’m going to release a movie. They look for news that attracts attentionthat is very harmful because whoever has happened to it knows it. In 2020 there were 223,000 people who did not agree with what came out to declare“. “Did it recur?” I want to know. “Yes. I will pay when dueas I have done all my life. LWhat I am not going to do is apologize for the success“, he pointed out emphatically.
Santiago does not deny that he’s like a ‘big kid’and it happens to him since he was little: “My family knows it. I didn’t want to grow up, it overwhelmed mebecause I thought: when I get older I’m going to have to pay for electricity, drive, and I’m going to be incapable. I was afraid of the everyday“, he affirms with humor. For this reason, working with children in his films is almost like therapy for him, including his daughter Sirena: “The other day I asked him: ‘Do you know how many movies you have?’; ‘I don’t know, daddy,’ he answered. ‘You have 6 movies,’ I told him. The oldest, on the other hand, told me: ‘If you make ‘Father there is only one’, I will do it, but not others.” “Are they very different?” I ask, before which there is no doubt. “It seems so amazing to me that raised in the same house, one comes out in one way and the other in another, totally different”assures.
Despite his unbeatable relationship with his daughters, recognizes that what can be improved is family reconciliationsomething in which he says that he has to put his batteries: “I would like to be better, but it is very difficult to reconcile. I am working all day, but thanks to the fact that I have my wife, who is a mega mother, otherwise it would be impossible.. I’ve learned to delegate,” she notes.
You have the complete interview of Rosa Villacastín with Santiago Segura in the new issue of Diez Minutos (3753), now on sale at the kiosk.
your favorite photo
“I like this photo because we were teaching the kids from ‘Summer Vacation’ to play chess.”