1. What do you do for a living?
I sing at restaurants or festivals and nursing homes too. And I’m an actress and writer
2. How would you describe what you do?
When I have a show coming up I rehearse. When I have a project coming up, I read the script and prepare myself for that role
3. What does your work entail?
It requires a lot of travelling to different states and long hours but it’s my passion I love it.
4. What is a typical work week like?
A typical work week is rehearsing or writing scripts or reading scripts for projects. I have a gift. I can read a script less then a hour and remember the story and my lines that day, even if I’m shooting a project in a month or two. And I read a lot of scripts different characters etc, and I remember each character and script and my lines with no problem.
5. How did you get started?
I started when I was 13 years old doing plays, then community theatre to background to shorts, then films and TV.
6. What do you like about what you do?
I like what I do because I love being in front of the camera playing different roles being someone different is amazing. Once the director says action!!! I’m in my zone I’m not Natalie anymore, I’m that character. I also like meeting different people and behind the scenes it’s an amazing feeling:I also have like have over 600.000 fans. They keep me going and I’m so honoured and humble.
7. What do you dislike?
Scammers, untrustworthy people, haters. this business is hard enough to get in too. You have people start saying bad things about you and sag or a-list a project you want if your not sag.they won’t even consider you for the role. Depending on the project.and most of all do not pay any agency money at all.
8. What skills are needed to do your job?
Acting is not easy, you have to be very natural on camera, feel the character become the character. I have worked with people who don’t show up on set come late and not be prepared. You have to be prepared and ready to go no matter what. I’ve worked on set with a bruised rib.. You have to be professional and work very hard!!! And don’t believe until you sign on the dotted line. I’ve learned all this the hard way unfortunately.
9. What is the most challenging about what you do?
Proving to people I’m not just a pretty face. I have a lot of talent and love to give to the world I can do it.
10. What is the most rewarding?
Doing what you love and meeting new people all the time. It’s a natural high performing. Plus every director I worked with says I remind them of a female Robert Deniro. That is a compliment. That shows I know my craft and I love it.
11. What advice would you offer someone considering this career?
I would say always be prepared, work very very hard and there is a lot of rejections, this is not an easy business there are scammers out there. Please be careful. And have the drive and passion and don’t give up.
12. Do you have a talent Agent or Manager?
Yes I do, Ascendent Talent Management of North Hollywood.
- What projects do you have coming up and/or what are you currently working on?
I am currently working on my script Physch Ruins a supernatural thriller. And I’m also doing a Mafia web series and yes I’m one of the main characters I’m playing the mob boss Jessica. And a TV series.Vice Squad my role as a bad girl role. Dont know who yet. And a cop show I can’t say yet what it is, but I hope it’s a recurring role. And I also am doing couple of other movies in spring etc, sorry can’t say anything until I get the greenlight. Sorry this is show biz:)
14. What else would you like people to know about your career?
Be strong, don’t give up, and be yourself.
15. What is a common misconception people have about what you do?
People think I get roles without auditioning, “wrong” I work very hard I audition too. I do get roles from referrals too from people I work with, but I also audition too. I have a lot of talent and love to give I just need the chance!!! Also being a reference from other actors or directors too
16. What philanthropic or charitable organizations are you passionate about and why?
I’m involved in “Animal Humain Society” for animal cruelty. If I had the money I would buy land just for all the stray animals and hire people to take care of them. Animals are so loveable and love unconditionally, but they are also defenseless too. So that is what I would do.
“Example” I was living in California I was driving I saw this little dog in the rain, I stopped and brought him home. I gave him a bath tried to feed him. To make the long story short this animal was old and sick. Someone just let this poor dog go. Because this dog was two hours away from me, that means he was walking for days, it breaks my heart
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib