Here we bring you the second part of the exclusive interview with Xochitl Gomez to talk about his role America Chavez in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
On this occasion, Gómez tells us about what it has been like for her to work with director Sam Raimi.
Sam is the best. He is very creative and collaborative. He is also adorable. When he gets very excited about a take and thinks it turned out well, he himself is in charge of yelling ‘Cut’. Knowing that you have done a good job and that he liked it is an incredible feeling. What makes him so special is that he listens to what you want to say. If I think I can change something or explore another option, it doesn’t interrupt you. He wants to know what you have to say and if there is another option. As an actor it is a very nice feeling to know that you can contribute something.
He also commented on what it was like to share a cast with Benedict Cumberbatch.
He was very kind to me from the beginning. She has helped me a lot. There have been times when I didn’t know what to do. He would take me aside, he helped me and suggested some techniques. He is very generous and very kind of him because I am only a 14-year-old girl. It is clear that in the future I will put into practice those techniques that he taught me. As the shoot progressed we got closer and had our jokes. We both like to rehearse before shooting so it’s good that the person you’re acting with also understands this way of working. We rehearsed and asked all the questions we had. Then we did the scene and everything flowed very naturally.
And finally, he told us how it was to share the set and experience with Elizabeth Olsen, the Scarlet Witch (Scarlet Witch).
Lizzie is adorable. And she is very talented. She understands Wanda’s character wonderfully well. She’s such an inspiration and I’ve learned some of the acting techniques from her like preparing for a couple of minutes before going into action. She takes a deep breath to get into the scene. Now I do it too because she helps me a lot to make the scene seem more believable and real. But she is very talented. She is like a goddess. I would like to look like her one day. I admire her very much.
You can read part 1 of the interview here.