• Interview La Zowi: "I don't like that Nazi vibe that if you sing flamenco you have to have grown up in a tablao"
  • Judeline Interview: "Being so bored as a child has greatly influenced my art"
  • IDOLS All interviews in the series Idols

In her early twenties, Nicole Wallace (Madrid, 2002) can boast of half-signing a song with Jorge Drexler or being part of the cast of an internationally successful series such as Skam. Now, this Madrilenian of American father stars in Culpa Mía (Prime Video), a film about the "toxic" love story of two stepbrothers based on the literary bestseller Culpables, by Mercedes Ron.

A film that can easily become the Three Meters above the sky of his generation, with parties, alcohol and teenagers who are carried away by their primal impulses.

How do you work a character that is born from a book and of which perhaps the public has already made its own idea? It is a double-edged sword. It is true that it entails a bit of pressure because readers already have it in their heads, but in the end it will like it or not like any other. You can't please everybody. I have taken a liking to making adaptations. They give you a character that you already have everything about and you don't have to create it from scratch with the risk involved if you get something wrong. You started when you were 16 years old as a teenager and now you are 22 and you continue with the same type of role. Are you worried? I think that for the career of an actress to do as a teenager as long as possible is the best thing that can happen to you because then you turn 30 and the market is much more complicated. When that moment arrives is when you can really know if it is a stable job or not. Also, I love teenage stories and I feel that way. For me literally the 16 were yesterday. You are aware of the problems as a woman actress from a certain age, but do you see it as something distant or are you already preparing your way for when that time comes? Let's see, it's not something that worries me but I do like to know that I'm following the path I want for my career. I would love to dedicate myself to being an actress for the rest of my life and just do that, but I am studying the career and I also like to make music. So I think that the breaks can give me time to do other things.What have you learned about love that you did not know when you were 16 years old? Uffff, everything. Absolutely everything. When I was 16, I didn't know anything. Above all, I've learned that is important. I find it super important to make all the mistakes you have to have because I think those then teach you what you no longer want in a relationship and what you do. Little by little I have been learning not to put anyone before me in that sense and to always take care of myself.What do you think of the fact that complicated relationships are often romanticized? I think it's important to talk about it and know that it's not a good thing and that hopefully at some point healthier stories or healthier love will be romanticized, that I think there are also those kinds of movies. But I also think that these kinds of films are aimed at 17-year-old girls, who I think are quite intelligent and should not be underestimated. They know perfectly well that it is fiction and even in the film you see how this type of attitude affects the characters. It's a cliché that's in every generation, from Romeo and Juliet to My Fault, so I think it's important that they have these kinds of stories to feel rebellious. It is true that they are ages in which you want to be an adult and at the same time young, you do not know very well what to do and you take refuge in this type of movies and books. But I think they have enough head to differentiate. You talk about not underestimating 17-year-old girls. You were 16 when you started in the world of acting, were you underestimated? Yes, it is difficult to make a place for yourself when you are so young. It is true that it is normal for you to see a 16-year-old girl and think "what are you going to know about life if you were born before yesterday". This is perfectly understandable. But I think that with 16 he already showed a maturity, a head and opinions that I maintain today. Especially as women it is more complicated to be taken seriously. Taylor Swift says it a lot in her songs and she's my queen. Although I think I poLittle by little we are paying more attention to it, that this new wave of empowered women, and even men, is making us the hole we deserve. And, just as there are many who are struggling more and are taking it a little worse, there are some who are happy to make that hole. Well, look, the crystal generation makes me funny because they put it as something negative and I do not understand why it is bad to be vulnerable or sensitive. And then I think it's very important what our generation is doing to change the "he" to "she" or say another pronoun. It's not that hard to change three words in your vocabulary. Every day new words come out and you use them, what difference does it make? They are also things that can have consequences. I mean, when your friend says "faggot," getting attention and being able to change things is not so complicated. Then it is true that I think we are addicted to the phone. That's something I can accept and take constructive criticism. But hey, my brother's generation was addicted to Coca-Cola at the time. Each with his own. At your age you have already starred in a movie, a series and you have a song with Jorge Drexler, how do you manage the ego so as not to freak out about these things? Well, I have a network of family and friends that brings me down to earth a lot. I spend most of my time at home and surrounded by outsiders. It's a bit like being Hannah Montana. Also, I think I'd be much more crazy if I were a doctor who is saving lives. That's like a superpower. In the end, I'm bringing nothing to the world but happiness the moment people watch a movie. Do you feel that you have been idealized? Yes, of course. In the end, public figures are idealized. But I hope it's more for the values I like to teach in my networks or for my way of working than for a more superficial thing like how I dress or what makeup I wear. What values do you like to teach? In addition to equality or feminism, I like to show myself as I am and as vulnerable as possible. To be able to teach that I also have bad skin some days or that I also have a bad time for love. I think Instagram and social media leave you a little 2D, that's why I like to teach that I'm 3D and that I have a lot of facets. At the beginning you said "I try to take steps to have the career I want", what is it and how are those steps? Make projects that I like and be very calm and proud of my work, which sometimes is 40 or 50% of what you see on camera. There are many things out of my control, such as costumes or makeup, so it is important that I am proud of what I can do with the resources I am given in each project. And, well, hopefully at some point cross the ocean and be able to perform in my other native language, which is English. If I have to say a reference, I would say Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson or Zendaya. Ana de Armas is also an example.

  • Idols
  • cinema
  • Amazon Prime Video

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

Learn more