Leonor Watling On Music, Luck And….Stephen Fry

Madrid Metropolitan´s Jenny Osborne Catches Up With Madrileña Anglo Spanish Actress and Singer Leonor Watling.

Her acting appearances have included Almodóvar classics such as Talk To Her and Bad Education as well as The Oxford Murders , Paris Je t´aime and the Spanish TV series Pulsaciones. She is also a talented singer and performs with her band Marlango. She has also performed duets with Miguel Bosé, Fito Páez and Jorge Drexler.



What got you into music?

I would say music got into me! I’ve always loved singing and writing. I sang in choirs and small bands. But when I met Alejandro Pelayo we started writing our own songs.
 Music is the best thing that can happen to someone.

What is your favorite song?
That’s tough! Only one?  Well today I’ll say “creep” by Radiohead.

What’s your favourite place to eat in Madrid?
I love Charrua, in Calle Almirante.

What do you like doing in your spare time?
Reading, spending time with my friends and family, watching all the wonderful fiction that is being done, in tv and cinemas, puzzles, and getting bored. I miss being bored…

Who is your inspiration?
So many great people… starting with my mother, my parter, my friends…  and always Stephen Fry. When in doubt, Stephen Fry!

Do you speak any other languages apart from English and Spanish?
No, I wish I did…

Where would you like to visit?

I would love to go to South Africa, or Kenya.

If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?

Probably much the same. Fame is a byproduct of this beautiful job- not the reason you choose it.

Do you believe in ‘luck’?

Yes. Definitely, of course it’s true what they say, that when luck comes your way you have to be prepared. But there is a huge luck factor, not only in this work, but in life!

When are you happiest?

At home, with my family. On stage, singing. In the studio, looking for songs.  In a room, rehearsing with good actors and directors. In a terrace having a beer with friends – or alone.
I’m no good at choosing, obviously!

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