María del Pilar Bardem more commonly known simply as Pilar Bardem, better known as Pilar is a young Spanish actress and singer. She is the daughter of the famous film director Juan Antonio Bardem, and the mother of award-winning actress, . She has appeared in various films both in Spain and Hollywood. She was also married to Joanna Cuesta, the famous Spanish singer, for a brief period. Her acting career then focused on plays and music, before landing on films.
Pilar first gained recognition in her role as a trainee on the popular soap opera La Henda. She went on to play different characters in that show, ultimately becoming a key player on the series. Her first film in Spain was Seville. It was based on the life of Cortade de la Marina, which was the mistress of Spain’s most famous King. She played the role of his lover, and later on, her husband.
Pilar then appeared in another hit Spanish soap opera, Alba. This time, she played the role of his wife, setting the standard for what many modern actresses have achieved. After Alba ended its run, Pilar went on to appear in the musical, Riga.
Pilar then appeared in the movie, Tinah. Again, she proved herself beyond all expectations. She garnered critical acclaim and won the best supporting actress award for her role. During the course of her acting career, Pilar also developed an appreciation for art. Her extensive collection of art works ranging from pottery to coins and furniture became a very common sight on her travels. Pilar even went into painting, but dropped out after one too many failed attempts.
Pilar then appeared in the crime thriller, La Bandera. This film did not do as well as the previous two, but was still a hit overall. Eventually, Pilar Bardem would make her feature film debut in the science fiction film, MIB: Men In Black.
Pilar then appeared in the TV series, Degrassi, playing the role of Corin. However, this role was reduced after she became too old for the part. She then appeared in the series, The Firm, opposite Steve McQueen. Despite criticism, both the shows were a big hit. Later, Pilar went on to play opposite Michael Douglas in the movie, To Kill A Mocking Bird.
More recently, Pilar has been nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the film, The Secret. For this achievement, she received over 40 Oscar Awards. However, she ultimately lost out to Anne Hathaway for Best actress in a Leading Role category for The Reader.
Pilar is currently reprising her role as Mother Nature in the second film of her MIB trilogy. Other films that she has starred in include The Pursuit of Happyness and Don’t Worry, Be Happy! She also had a small role in the massively popular, Train to Busy People. Most recently, she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the award winning, The Aviator.
Before making a movie, actors usually have to pass several auditions to get the role. With Pilar, this was not the case. When her agents informed her that she had been cast in an upcoming film, she was happy. She had finally been given the chance to be in a film that people would recognize and enjoy.
While at first it may not seem logical that an actress can have multiple parts in a film, Pilar Bardemo accomplished this by playing the mother in three films. In the first, she played Rose, the wife of an airline pilot, who finds herself taken on board the aircraft her son is flying. From there, she goes on to have a love interest in her son. After her flight, she develops feelings for him and later falls in love with him.
In the second film, she plays Mrs. Watson, who is a stay at home mother and acts as a full-time mother to her teenage daughter. After her husband is killed, she takes on the task of raising the child along with her daughter. In the third film, she discovers that her daughter has run away from home. In order to find her, she travels to Spain, where she falls in love with a local Spanish man.
Pilar has played several different characters in her career. In addition to her role as the wonderfully named Mrs. Watson in Bridesmaid, she also appeared in the TV show Happy Days. In one episode, she is seen dressed in a cheerleader outfit. The character she portrayed in Happy Days was another mother, which added some spice to the show. Since then, Pilar has been working on different films, including movies and TV shows. Her role in Bridesmaid helped put her name on the map and she has since appeared in other successful films as well.