Jasons Triantafyllidis spoke about the beloved star of Greek cinema, Martha Karagianni, who passed away at noon on Sunday (18/9).
The well-known journalist and film critic talked about the course of the actress and revealed her big complaint.
“She was a person to admire, a rare creature. At 15, she made her first film. She started dancing very young,” he initially said in an interview on the “Studio 4” show.
He added: “She was also an amazing comedian. It is not easy for people to accept that beautiful people become comedians. Especially a woman if she’s very attractive like Martha, she’s hard to take seriously as a comedian.”
“Martha made it. She was not just a beautiful woman, but a sex symbol. In essence, perhaps, there has not been a stronger sex symbol than her,” he added.
He then revealed that Martha Karagianni’s complaint was that she was almost never offered dramatic roles because of her image.
In fact, when someone suggested it to her, she adored him. She was very happy that he was giving her this opportunity.
“She had a complaint that until the end they were impressed by her image and no one suggested that she play something more dramatic or something different. When someone suggested it to her, she adored him. She was very happy that he was giving her this opportunity. She would like to be called by the National Theater to play a Lysistrate,” he emphasized.
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Her only dramatic role
Martha Karagianni for the one and only time played a dramatic role.
It is about him in the film “I die every morning”, in 1969. A film produced by Fino and directed and written by Nikos Foskolos, shot entirely in the neighborhoods of Piraeus.
Martha Karagianni played a dynamic singer, “Persa”, alongside Kostas Kazakos, who played the famous “Zachos”. The two had a stormy relationship, with Martha Karagiannis leaving critics and audiences speechless, who had identified her with comedic and light roles in the films of Giannis Dalianidis.
Despite her unique performance and rave reviews, she never played a dramatic role again.