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Edgar Ramirez on his stolen timepieces and his new top tier collection


“In life, it’s very dangerous to measure your personal worth by the things you have — it’s a trap. Objects need to have a meaning to you because you relate to them in an organic way,” says Edgar Ramirez, wearing his red-gold Cartier Drive. He was photographed Nov. 3 at Le Petit Paris in Los Angeles.

In 2014, Edgar Ramirez experienced what every watch collector fears most: His timepieces were stolen from his apartment in Caracas, Venezuela. “I had just come back from the movies and saw all of my things on the floor. I didn’t have a safe, and the watches were in my kitchen because that was the place I would put them on before I left the house. They stole the only valuable thing that I had, which was my watches,” says the actor, 39.

It wasn’t the loss of the objects that bothered Ramirez so much as the trespassing on the moments in his life that each piece represented. To Ramirez — who was studying to become a diplomat before he decided to pursue acting in 2002 — his growing watch collection was a mirror in many ways of his rise in Hollywood, which has culminated this year in high-profile roles in August’s Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone, October’s The Girl on the Train and the upcoming crime adventure Gold alongside Matthew McConaughey.


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Edgar Ramirez joins Will Smith in Bright


With his cameras rolling in Los Angeles, David Ayer has not yet finished finding the people he wants to appear in crime drama/fantasy hybrid Bright. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are the leads and now Edgar Ramirez is on board for a role.

Crafted as a spec script by Max Landis, Bright finds Smith and Edgerton as a human and an orc who must outrun the authorities, criminals and a variety of supernatural beings to protect a powerful magic wand. Lucy Fry is on as Tikka, a young elf with her own magical abilities who comes into possession of the wand and needs the leads’ help when dark forces try to hunt her down. As for Ramirez, he’ll be an elf named Kandomere, assigned to the FBI’s magic division.

Netflix is behind this one, which has yet to announce a release date. Ramirez, most recently seen in The Girl On The Train, is starring alongside Matthew McConaughey in Gold, due here on 2 February.

Dawn Olivieri and Kenneth Choi join Will Smith in Bright.

Categories Festival Gallery News The Girl On The Train

Morelia International Film Festival 2016

Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, accompanied by the directors of the FICM, presented the film The Girl on the Train (2016), directed by Tate Taylor and based on the novel written by Paula Hawkins.

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The president of the Morelia International Film Festival, Alejandro Ramirez, thanked Edgar Ramirez for being able to count with his presence once again; meanwhile, the director of FICM, Daniela Michel thanked Universal Pictures for bringing the film to Morelia.

Edgar Ramirez on The Girl on the Train

“This film is tough. It reminds me of the ones my parents didn’t let me see and then I saw secretly, like Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction or Unfaithful. It is a film of broken characters, full of contradictions. Like all human beings, we have obsessions and guilt that we want to leave behind and that’s what the film is about. It is the first time it screens in Latin America and it’s here at the Morelia International Film Festival,” he concluded.

After the show, the actor appeared before the public to answer comments and questions about the movie:

Edgar Ramirez on violence against women in The Girl on the Train

“Violence against women is something that Mexico has been dealing for many decades, but this happens all over the world. My character is the only one that is not misogynistic and is not an abuser of women. For me, it was a great relief when I realized that my character, even when crossing ethical lines -who hasn’t?- doesn’t take part in the violence against women”.

Edgar Ramírez on Tate Taylor’s sensibility towards women

“Tate Taylor, is both a director and an actor and knows how to bring actors to places he needs. He has a nonjudgmental view of others and understands the world of women very well. Tate is like the American Almodóvar; he understands the female universe very well. For a film produced in Hollywood, it is quite subversive, especially when there are female characters who are not submissive. It is a brave film in the context that was made.”

On his experience with women on film

“I’ve been lucky to work with very brave women. I have never felt threatened by strong women; I like being around them, I think that’s also why I have been involved in campaigns advocating for women and I like to see strong characters on the screen. The limitations and oppression they have been subjected to for centuries are precisely what makes their universe so complex, their effort to overturn all the impositions of a patriarchal and sexist mandate. Cinema is an interesting platform to appreciate that complexity”.