Stephanie Gil on Playing Lucia dos Santos in Fatima [Exclusive Interview]

Stephanie Gil
Stephanie Gil as Lucia dos Santos in Fatima

Stephanie Gil is a rising star.

The young actress portrays Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions over 100 years ago in Portugal. In Fatima, it is a narrative telling of the story of these children that led to a religious hysteria to witness the Miracle of the Sun.

Here’s the full synopsis:

In 1917, outside the parish of Fatima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witnessed multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace.

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The film stars Visnjic (Beginners), Joaquim de Almeida (Queen of the South), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Lucia Moniz (Love, Actually), Sonia Braga (Aquarius), and Harvey Keitel (The PianoThe Irishman). Marco Pontecorvo directed the movie from a script written by Pontecorvo, Valerio D’Annunzio, and Barbara Nicolosi.

LRM Online spoke exclusively with the young actress Stephanie Gil via Zoom during the Fatima press junket last week. We talked about her role as the younger version of Lucia dos Santos and the fun on production.

The bilingual actress made her mark in English and Spanish films and television series. She was seen as the young 10-year-old Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate, in which Mackenzie Davis plays the adult counterpart. She plays Ellie Bailey in the BBC’s The Salisbury Poisonings, which is the biggest new drama on British television in years. She will also be seen in the upcoming Ana Tramel. El jeugo.

Inspired by the true story, Fatima currently plays in select theaters and On Demand today.

Watch the exclusive LRM Online interview below and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Fatima

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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