Carla Juri

It’s the 77th minute. The distant, stoic but also extremely human memory engineer Ana Stelline is standing behind a window in a sterile laboratory. She recalls memories which for a moment become visible and real thanks to a device hanging around her neck. These memories of past occurrences from everyday life are to be implanted in replicants – artificial people – to enable them to call upon as many real memories as possible, such as birthday celebrations and walks in the forest.

This poignant scene featuring Carla Juri is from the science fiction movie “Blade Runner 2049”. The Ticino-born actress appears in the film for less than a quarter of an hour, but this moment sticks in the mind. And the 150-million-dollar “Blade Runner 2049” is not a run-of-the-mill Hollywood movie. It is the highly acclaimed and equally successful continuation of the cult 1982 film of the same name with Harrison Ford in the lead role. A stand-out performance in a film like this can lead to the big time.

Swiss actors have frequently appeared in Hollywood movies. However, the nation has been waiting for a Swiss actress to become a genuine movie star since the days of Ursula Andress. All the more reason why all eyes are on Carla Juri at the moment. The 32-year-old has received rave reviews all over the world for her role in this futuristic blockbuster. It would come as no surprise if her big break in Hollywood came soon. This name and face are worth noting.

Marko Lehtinen

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