Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Osma.
laura, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started since I was a little kid, doing theatre at school, children plays and I remember to feel so excited to be in the theatre, so I knew it from the beginning. I wanted to be an actress, then I traveled to Cuba because my mother was studying their cinematography, and they always needed kids for their stories, and I was there, they made me be in a film set all the time.
When I finished high school, I flew to Argentina to study. It was an incredible experience, and I was just 17 years old, traveling by myself doing what I loved most. After a while, I went back to my hometown Bogota, Colombia and I started working over there in some tv shows and theatre but my dress has always been to study more and more my craft, so I decided to go to New Zealand to another special school that it was of my interest.
When I finished and worked for a while, I decided to move to LA to do my program at the art of acting Stella Adler studio. And here I am right now. Working every day in my craft, sharing stories with new people and discovering new things all the time in this huge city.
Has it been a smooth road?
I would say, in my whole-short life I’ve been doing everything so fast. I guess all of us had had hard moments, but even if it’s a hard road, I’d rather take it as a smooth.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Talking about acting, right now, I’ve been working in some tv shows and movies. Although in my personal experience, I want to specialize in the different methods that it exists about acting here in the United States. I would say people know me for some few characters I have done in the latinoamerican public. Because my company is myself hahaha, I would say I am proud to achieve all the things I thought. I think it’s a long journey and even if I have all the time in my life, everything has been step by step.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and the least?
I love the horizon in LA. I love how beautiful the magic hour is, I love to be able to go for a hike in the middle of chaos and then see the ocean from the top. I love the Californian style and how people want to be unique. The kindest, and because it’s a huge city that everyone’s most of the time is alone if someone has a chance to talk to others. They definitely will.
Precisely too spread out for me. I love walking and to walk 45 mint and see nothing has been hard to me. Sometimes I just walk for hours, and I just see a seven-eleven, and by car, it takes just two minutes to drive what I have been walking for 1 hour.
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Nicolas Canon Luna