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Conversations with Charlotte Hendrickx

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlotte Hendrickx.

Hi Charlotte, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
The passion for acting has been there since the day I was born 😉 Of course, it was only after completing traditional schooling that I was able to go full steam ahead.

I didn’t hesitate for a second and put aside my happy life in Antwerp to feed my passion with an education at the Los Angeles American Academy of Dramatic arts.

I spent two years honing my craft by observing and learning from the best.

In 2020, I was invited to the privileged company year for an advanced training.

Opportunities I have grasped with both hands and for which I am very grateful!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
When you are lucky enough to get up every morning to do what you love, the obstacles don’t really feel like that. Rather, they are stumbling blocks that you gladly overcome to continue your passion.

So yes, in fact, I can say that I have had quite a smooth road.

If you can also manage to let go of things, great things will come your way.

You just have to be willing to see the shots and dare to seize them!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Acting will probably always be my main interest, but the world of acting has so much more to offer. Ranging from writing stories and scenarios to casting and directing and so on.

And thankfully so because the acting world itself hasn’t really seen much movement in the past two years.

So plenty of time to reflect and think about how to make sense of that break.

I have been able to do few promo shoots for international fashion brands like The New Society – Madrid, Emile et Ida – Paris and Komono Sunglases – Antwerp.

Besides that, I was, together with other creative minds, on set to work on demo reels and trailers.

Gradually I discovered that directing and producing also fascinates me enormously.

I learned a lot and believe any actor should try it.

I understand so much more of what happens on set and what I can do as an actress to help and make everyone’s job “easier”. I see equally what is missing to make things run even smoother behind the scenes.

To such an extent, in fact, that I’m seriously considering starting a company that offers useful tools for professionals behind the scenes. I’m in full brainstorm mode!

When I look back to the last few years, I’m most proud of the projects where I was able to set my expectations and perhaps prejudices aside. Not always the easiest choice but it made me discover fantastic new things and enriched my knowledge.

As I mentioned earlier, acting is my greatest passion.

However, I have not yet reached the point where a pile of screenplays is waiting for my attention…

I say this with a wink of course, but do hope that one day I can make a smooth living from it.

In the meantime, I accept every reaching hand to take a step in the right direction and enjoy every opportunity I get!

My professionalism and perseverance fortunately do not go unnoticed and open new doors every time.

Consequently, I get up every day with a smile and a healthy dose of motivation.

It’s such an enjoyable and dynamic industry!

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I’m always open to collaborate with people who want to create something meaningful and beautiful! I enjoy a lot the kind of movies Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Britt Robertson or Lilly Collins play in, so if anyone is working on a project along those lines, they can always contact me through my website or Instagram account. I’m ready!

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LA – AmericanAcademyOfDramaticArts @theacademyinstagram Karine Simon @karinesimonartist Emily Sandifer @emilysandiferphoto

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