In her words
Sweet 18. Getting to 18 is always special. We’ve reached adulthood. In principle, and just in principle, it means that we grow, that we evolve, that we become masters of our own life and our future. There are exceptions, however. Getting to 18 is always special. We are still cherished by those closest to us, but, at the same time, we create conditions to be able to… fly away. Sweet 18 is the starting point for this edition of Soul. We’ve reached adulthood. And we really want to fly. In fact, we have always aspired to this, even if we had to free ourselves from countless tethers to do so. In this edition we have freed ourselves from all the bonds, from the countless corsets that have been created for us and prevented us from growing. We risk like never before. Emancipating us at Sweet 18. This is a genderless, unbiased, unregulated edition. As it should be. We will not, of course, abandon our ideological matrix: at Soul, the promotion of Portuguese fashion is a priority, the praise of know-how accumulated over generations associated with a new generation of talent an obligation. Soul is an ode to Portuguese talent, devalued for so long, but which has finally found fertile ground to grow. So, this Soul will reach over 100 countries. The journey continues. With redoubled ambition, but no gender, no rules or prejudices. As it should be.
She is currently one of the major Portuguese actresses. In theatre, television or films, Victoria Guerra takes Portugal’s name beyond the country’s borders. And she promises to continue.
Do you still remember your first role? My first role was in Morangos com Açúcar, where I realised that acting could really be a career for me. What was the biggest professional challenge you faced? It was the film Cosmos, for I was working with Andrzej Zulawski, with a Gombrowicz text. It put me outside of my comfort zone, as it was in another language, and I really wanted to do it. Film, theatre or television? Which do you prefer? (And why?) All three are different languages in which different techniques are applied, and which bring different returns to my work and to me personally. I have more experience in cinema and television;
I would like to explore theatre more. What does the Portuguese soul mean to you? The sense of the collective in discovering new horizons without forgetting history, the place where we were born projected into a future that unites us with greater strength. What (professional) expectations do you have for 2020? Professionally, I want to continue on this path that I am fortunate enough to have been able to follow so far. Essentially, for 2020, I want us to look at and listen to others more, and each other, so that it may be a year of fraternity and affection, at work and outside of work, in Portugal and, basically, in the world.