Javier Bardem made his love for the theater very clear on Friday and did not rule out a future stage appearance in speaking with the Moscow press corps at the "Celebration of Russia: Cradle of Modern Theater," an event that forms part of the Spain-Russia Dual Year.

The actor appeared with theater director Juan Carlos Corazza, his acting teacher, for a joint press conference hours before the Argentine opened the curtain on "Remembering Yerma," a play based on a Federico Garcia Lorca poem, at the Meyerhold Theater in the Russian capital.

Bardem reminded the press that the two have a project for creating a research and development center for the scenic arts that they announced in 2008 and will "include a place for meeting and producing plays."

During his stay in Moscow, Bardem will be particularly focused on the stage, taking part Sunday in a workshop directed by Corazza entitled "The Actor: Training and Creation," in which professionals of Spanish and Russian theater will exchange opinions and experiences.

In his words to the press, Bardem also said he would readily consider invitations from Russian directors to make movies in their country. "I'm open to offers," he said.

As to why Spanish actors feel at home behind the spotlights, the winner of the supporting actor Oscar for "No Country for Old Men" said, "We have temperament, we like drama and tragedy, but we also laugh a lot."