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Meet Natalia Rousu

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalia Rousu.

Hi Natalia, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I moved to LA from Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 25. I moved here by myself for college, where I studied Acting. I have always loved the arts and like exploring as many medias of expression as possible. I went to school for visual arts in Brazil prior to pursuing my acting degree and still paint as a way of staying creative. I have been here for six years now, working as an actress and voice actress, as well as producing my own projects and painting on my free time.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. The acting industry is very cutthroat and we face rejection way more often than we are chosen to play a role. It took me a long time to internalize that wasn’t a reflection of my skill (or lack thereof), but I was just not the best fit for said role.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am an artist. I don’t like limiting my work because I feel that limits my creativity. I have been working mainly as a screen actress and as a voice-actress. I specially love voice-acting. It’s a path I never thought I’d enjoy, but it’s very freeing and the possibilities of exploration are so vast! I love playing and exploring to find a character and emoting using only voice, it’s a skill that I still have so much more to learn about and practice and the room from growth and findings really excites me. The beauty of acting in general is that no one can possibly do a character the way I do. I bring into the interpretation of the role my own personal experience and view of the journey of the character; and no one has my perspective. That’s what makes every actor unique and that’s what sets us apart from each other.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
This was a very hard question for me. I have so many fond memories of my childhood. I think my favorite memory is going to the movies with my mom and sister. I remember watching the first “Shrek” movie with them – that was 2001 if I’m not mistaken – and being so completely in love with it that I told my mom then “that’s what I want to do”. That’s when I knew I wanted to work in the film industry. At the time, I thought I’d be a character designer or a VFX artist. Since then the area has changed, but my love for movies hasn’t.

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Soul Brazil Magazine. Chuck Russom Photography. Paul Gregory Photography. Ryder Make-Up Labs.

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