“I will fight for the people to decide, from health to justice. Italy is in bad shape, I want to do something good and positive,” she added.
Although she had “respect” for Draghi’s work, Lollobrigida said she did not agree with it. She decided to launch an election campaign after speaking with her lawyer, she said.
Lollobrigida said she was “good friends” with Indira Gandhi, who was the first female Prime Minister of India. “I saw her every time she came to Rome. She was an extraordinary woman.”
The actress, who has starred in films such as 1956’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Come September” in 1961, first tried to enter the political arena in 1999 when she ran for a seat in the European Parliament, although she was unsuccessful.
“It was an experience. In life you can lose and you can win,” she said.
“As long as there is energy, I use it for important things, especially for my country,” she added.
She is not the first celebrity to make such a transition.