"The hardest thing in the world is being a writer": Javier Bardem takes advantage of the presentation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ to support the WGA strike

Javier Bardem knows that without a good script a good movie does not come out. And he knows this because he has worked with the Coen brothers, Asghar Farhadi, Pedro Almodóvar and Woody Allen: with a few exceptions, the Spanish actor knows how to choose his projects very well and is aware, at the gates of his premiere as King Triton in ‘ The Little Mermaid’, of which both the writers and anyone who works on a set deserve all the respect. Before good people than star.

"When Halle Bailey warmed up her voice to sing in 'The Little Mermaid', I would start crying.  she excited me".  Javier Bardem

The hardest thing in the world

And of course, it is so demanding that in an interview that the actor has given to El País, he has been absolutely in agreement with everything that the writers are asking for in the current strike. “The screenwriter has always been an out of focus figure. And yet it is the most important thing“he says, using ‘Apocalypse Now’ as an example of a movie where all the pieces fit together.

But who thought of putting all those pieces together? The most difficult thing in the world is to be a screenwriter, it is the least celebrated and the most needed. In fact, when choosing the movies, I try to choose the stories. You don’t always have that option: sometimes it isn’t, because writing a good story is very difficult. When ‘No Country For Old Men’ comes along, you see it. you think. “This has to be done.”

It is not the only time that he has been the protagonist this last week: during the presentation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ he launched, before the journalists’ proclamation for him to behave like a king, a “Long live the republic” of which the whole world has had to comment on social networks, how could it be otherwise in 2023.