Spotlight profile

“When I was fifteen, I did a movie stunt where I had to climb from one moving car to another.”

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

A kind and good co-worker / collaborator. An actor who, at an individual scale, tries to make the industry a safer and better place. 
An actor who does not get stuck in one way of acting, who acts in the present moment, who listens to fellow actors, who is open to play anything, and who has an unlimited imagination.

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?

I am doing a monologue from the movie Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard. The character is originally played by Raymond Devos who wrote the monologue. The text is naturally humorous, at the same time, you pity the character, you mock him, laugh with him : it’s unexpected, and in such tough times, I wanted to share something funny and heartwarming. I also loved the world this character lives in, with a tune in his head…

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

Papicha by Mounia Meddour is a movie that really inspired me. The images, the colours, the acting, the story are all so powerful. The main character in the movie doesn’t stop living her life as she wants to live it, even though she is faced with persecution in her country, Algeria. She embodies freedom. The movie makes you laugh and cry the next second, it shows life at its fullest.

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown? 

Writing, drawing, painting.
I also started practicing tai chi and qi gong! They are very good for physical and mental health, and they also allow me to practice doing movements effortlessly, which is very useful for acting.

What advice would you give for anyone else preparing for a showcase?

Choose a piece that you are passionate about, that you love to perform and that you want to share with others.

What do you hope to be doing this time next year?

Acting: in a TV Show, movie or play, just acting!