It’s been over twenty years since Pilar López de Ayala won the prestigious Goya for best new actress and Silver Shell at the San Sebastián Festival for her outstanding performance in Juana ‘La loca.’ At just 23, López de Ayala had already garnered a legion of fans for her work in the series Al salir de clase and films like Báilame el agua and Kisses for all.
However, after her win, the actress retreated from the limelight for three long years before resurfacing with the film El puente de San Luis Rey. In 2011, Lopez de Ayala left Spain to try her luck abroad, eventually spending time in Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.
Despite fading into obscurity in Spain, Lopez de Ayala was shining in her personal life and finally returned to the screen in 2016 with the premiere of Rumbo. However, she disappeared again until recently, when she began filming El molino, a “traditional dramedia” where she shares the lead with Asier Etxeandía.
The film, shot in Cantabria, Madrid, and Germany, tells the story of Mayte, an engineer who returns to a small town during the preparation of the annual event “La Pajá” and is reunited with her childhood love Jaime.
The reconquest of López de Ayala has begun, and fans are eagerly anticipating seeing her on the big screen once more.