Actress: Alicia von Rittberg feels blessed by her job

The actress Alicia von Rittberg enjoys rarely being recognized and spoken to on the street.

Actress: Alicia von Rittberg feels blessed by her job

The actress Alicia von Rittberg enjoys rarely being recognized and spoken to on the street. "At the moment I'm very grateful for it," the 30-year-old told dpa on the sidelines of the Max Ophüls Prize film festival in Saarbrücken, where she is a member of three juries.

Von Rittberg played a leading role in the ARD cult series "Charité", most recently played the young Elizabeth Tudor in the American-British drama series "Becoming Elizabeth" and filmed with Brad Pitt ("Heart of Steel") in 2014.

Recognition gives her strength

Above all, she wanted recognition for her work and her projects, she said: "I've noticed that the confirmation that someone has seen me in a photo or on a red carpet doesn't make me all that happy."

That's exactly why she's happy about awards like the Bavarian Television Prize or Bambi: "This is the best recognition you can get, because the work you've put into a character is being honored. That has incredible power to get your attention for what you have really done."

She advises young actors one thing above all: "not to avoid conflicts and to have the courage to take interpersonal relationships seriously" - no matter what the content is. “At the end of the day, no matter how well thought out and intellectual and beautiful and perfect a film is, it has to be touching,” says Alicia von Rittberg.

“No-gos” in scripts

The criterion for whether she chooses a script is "very simple: it depends on whether I understand what is being told and whether the characters are taken seriously." For her, a “no-go” is when too much is explained in dialogues and you don’t trust the audience not to be able to understand it otherwise.

After six years in London, the Munich-born actress, who has already been described as the "new German Hollywood hope", moved to Berlin six months ago.

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