The ice breaker: Verónica Echegui on her role in new TV show Fortitude and living in London
Verónica Echegui has her first major role in celeb-packed show Fortitude. The Spanish actress tells Susannah Butter about filming in Iceland, life in London and playing games with Penélope Cruz
The first time I encounter Verónica Echegui she is snogging another woman’s husband in a shipping container. The real Echegui would never act in this way but nothing is taboo for Elena, her character in Fortitude, Sky Atlantic’s new thriller set in the Arctic Circle.
“I’m OK with sex scenes,” says the Spanish actress. “In my country all films have sex. It’s horrible. What made this one funny was that it was so freezing. Elena connects with men through sex, which I found interesting. What is she seeking in these relationships?”