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Buntes: Soap star Wiedemann: Acting is part of football

Buntes: Soap star Wiedemann: Acting is part of football
Buntes: Soap star Wiedemann: Acting is part of football

RTL star Julia Wiedemann plays as a central defender in the local league. To coincide with the start of the European Football Championship, the actress talks about two passions – and what connects them.

Daily soap star Julia Wiedemann (“Alles was zählt”) has a lot of experience on the football field – for her, acting is also part of professional sport.

“I think you need about 10 to 20 percent acting talent,” says the 28-year-old at the start of the European Football Championship this Friday. “Diving has become rather outdated since the days of video evidence, but it’s not a bad thing if you can make a point now and then. It’s particularly useful in the district league, where there is no video evidence.”

Wiedemann, who plays the role of Lucy Ziegler in “AWZ”, says quite openly: “For example, I automatically raise my hand when the ball is out of play, even if I didn’t see whether the throw-in was perhaps not for us. Every now and then I argue with the referee and try to convince him of my perception. Of course, only when I am sure that I am right and he is simply calling rubbish.” The “Alles was zählt” actress plays as a central defender for the district league team Hertha Rheidt near Bonn.

Wiedmann: Neymar good actor

Can she remember a legendary acting performance at a European Championship or World Cup? “Neymar is a really good actor, I can’t think of anything specific, but he does like to roll all over the pitch after a touch.”

The 28-year-old claims that she rarely resorts to acting tricks on the pitch. “I avoid playing unfairly. Of course, I do commit the odd – hidden – foul. I don’t throw someone on the ground for no reason.”

Footballer Julia Wiedemann and actress Julia Wiedemann have learned a lot from each other, she says. “The footballer in me helps me not to give up and always to believe in myself – because you can win a game even if you’re still behind in the 90th minute.”

Team spirit is very helpful in this regard, in being considerate of others and looking out for each other, in helping each other. “Dialogues during filming are similar to passes in a game – you have to accept them and process them. The actress helps me to pretend things when playing football that aren’t quite as they seem. For example, if I commit a foul, I am very convincing that it was nothing at all.”

“Alles was zählt” runs Monday to Friday from 7:05 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. on RTL.

Source: Stern

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