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  • [naming the reasons that lured her to star in Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (2018)] Working with an artist the magnitude of Alfonso, the character role and the fact that it was in black & white. I really liked how it signified the return of a director born in Mexico, who has achieved international recognition, but who feels an enormous gratitude to his origins as marked by this film. There is nothing about this project that anyone could say 'no' to. It is really a gift of life.
  • [on the message of Roma (2018)] Sharing these experiences has been the most beautiful part of this movie. As more people see it, I realize how important it is and how many children have grown up in this way. The role that single mothers have had in raising children is a beautiful to pay tribute to and recognize, but it should also be a call to fatherhood and how we need more responsible paternal influences.
  • [on the portrayal of Mexico in Roma (2018)] My childhood was in the late 1970s/early '80s, but there are many things that are in the film that are so authentic. The streets, the magazine stands, the street telephones, the cinema exit, the vendors, the sounds and the traffic was all a tremendous blow of nostalgia. Or it was something more like having something there that I thought I had lost or that was already gone, but in this film it remained there forever. It was a very bittersweet feeling.
  • [on her Oscar nomination] I think it's the first time that I've cried out of joy. I'm just really, really grateful that the Academy took the time to look at Sofía, because it's not a character that pops out immediately. She's not on the surface. She's silent, she hides things. I never thought it would happen.