What keeps you occupied these days?
A new movie, “fuck de liefde”, just premiered and is now shown in theatres. Last summer we shot the movie and I play the lead in it. The movie is a romantic comedy. Furthermore “meisjes van plezier” will be new on Videoland from the 17th of October, and I play a small roll in the series. I will also be in the new season of Spangas. And I’m hosting for Slam on their YouTube channel.
What inspired you to do what you’re doing?
I knew that I wanted to be an actress from the age of six. However you can’t really call that acting as you are basically just running around. My dad was an actor and worked at theather “the appel” in The Hague. So as a little girl I already went to a a lot of show and became acquainted with the acting world. All I could think was; “Wow, I want this too”. That you can make money this way, that’s just a dream. Around the age of 13 I started to audition more and more and from there on it all started rolling.
Who are muses? Who inspires you?
At the moment I’m a big Margot Robbie fan. She’s an actrice, stunning, and also very independent and clever. She for example also directed her own movie, Tonya. We are of the same age, and for her to have already played so many beautiful parts and directing a film that is oscar worthy is truly inspiring. When it comes to Dutch actresses I find Thekla Reuten very inspiring, I had the chance to work with her on the series “Tessa” and the way she works is very inspiring.
Where do you get your inspiration from, outside of people?
For the parts I play I do mostly get my inspiration from myself and other people, as you have to understand certain emotions and situations. You have to be able to sympathise and imagine what it’s like to be in a certain situation. Going for a walk also helps a lot when I have to think about a role, learn a script and let my creativity flow. Then I just like to go out for a walk, outside alone, either in the city but preferably in the woods or dunes.
When does someone stand out to you, as a person?
People with humor, for sure, but I think everyone would say that. I also think it’s important for people to have some self-mockery, I find that a very good characteristics. I basically like it when people don’t take themselves to seriously. I like it when people don’t feel like their better than someone else and when they pay attention when you say something. You notice that someone really listened when they remember something you said last time. I really appreciate that and it always makes me think that someone is a great person with a beautiful heart.
What are your best qualities?
I find that a very difficult question (sigh and silence). I don’t know, I think think that I always let people be who they are, I would say that’s a good quality. I wouldn’t anyone prejudge or treat people differently, at least I think so. It’s hard to think about though, depends on what would you consider good qualities. Only bad things come into mind honestly.
Well… that gets us to the next question
I am incredibly impatient and very clumsy… I always tend to drop things, a lot of things fall and break when I’m around. When I unload the dishwasher for example, I’m a dreamer and when I don’t pay attention things just go wrong. Being a dreamer can be seen as a positive thing as well, but for me it’s mostly negative. Everything positive always has negative side.
How would you describe your own style?
I get asked that more often, but I find it hard to answer. I think its difficult to pinpoint what it is. Comfortable for sure and I either look feminine or more masculine. For example a big t-shirt or blouse and a big blazer, that’s kind of masculine. Or it’s a tight top in which you can see my figure, with a skirt or a dress. But every now and again I combine the to.
What are your goals in life?
I’m not working on one specific thing at the moment, except for the fact that I’m just doing my work and hope I get to keep doing this for a long time. I do hope that I’ll be able to keep acting, as that is what I love doing most. However acting is just unpredictable, because you always depend on others. But my biggest goal is to stay happy and get old with all the people around me.