Hi, first of all, congratulations, you are one of the winners of the Europe Film Festival U.K. What do you feel?
Thank you so much, it is an honor!
What gave you the inspiration to create this story?
I was happy about the #MeToo movement’s reach and it creating awareness about something that has personally affected me in my life. I did however notice, as with many movements, that it started to become overwhelming, lose its effect and people stopped to really listen. Sometimes it is good to bring things up to the surface with a bang to get the attention, but it comes a time when it is about communication and education to get the understanding for a change. To make the bad guys get out of the auto-mode to protect themselves and get them to self-reflect. That’s the time to switch playing offense to defense and have a more humble approach to be heard. Fallen Dream was my attempt to do so.
Are you working on a new project at the moment or are you planning to? Is there anybody you’d like to thank?
Yes, I have been working with Abel Ferrara on two feature films that are in the making. Plus a secret social media series, which is also about moral reflection, but presented in a very bold unorthodox way! I can’t wait to share more about these films!
What skills do you need to be an actress/actor?
For me a great actress/actor is someone with the ability to genuinly be themselves in their characters. It sounds weird, because you are suppose to be somebody else, but instead of pretending to be these characters, truly become them and embody them. You also have to have no shame in being in your own imaginable bubble and lock out anything else, no matter how distracting it can be. Great actors create an alternative reality – that is just as real.
Is it harder to get started or to keep going? What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either?
I am aries, so naturally, I get started pretty easily and struggle more with the long-run tasks. I have figured out a system that works well for me, and that is to do multiple projects parallel. That way things feel more refreshing. I keep energized and motivated like that.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love being with my adopted rescue dog. He gives me so much joy and love. I laugh a lot when I am with him. When my schedule allows, I like going back home to Sweden to spend time with my big family, all the nephews and nieces. I really am a family person.
Are there any directors/actors/actresses that were a form of inspiration for you?
Oh so many! I have always related to both Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie. They are/were two very vulnerable women with a lot of compassion. They are brave and non-judgmental. Add Jane Fonda too. I look up to these women more so becuase of who they are as people. What they have decided to support and what stories to tell. Fighters!
In the choice for acting roles, I’d say Charlize Theron. If I got the chance, I’d do the same characters and movies that she has done. I also really am fascinated by Robert De Niro’s acting.
Quentin Tarantino’s movies (Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill especially!) are what woke the fire in me to have to become an actress.