We had the good fortune of connecting with Marie Senghore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marie, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk has been and still is, one of the biggest factors to why I am where I am in life right now. For better or for worse I have always enjoyed risk-taking. The biggest risk I’ve taken in life have always been my moves. From Sweden to Spain. Then to the US and South Korea. All while pursuing my wish to work in film. There are always up’s and down’s but the growth I get from every risk outweighs any down. I am definitely saying this from experience. Every risk will lead to a experience and every experience will shape how you move in this world. On all levels, not just professionally. I do always advice to take extreme caution and think over the pro’s and con’s before taking a big risk but personally, after I have done so, I always go with my desire. That way, regardless of however the situation might turn out, I can always be happy with the fact that I went after what I wanted. And if the result’s aren’t what I hoped for, it’ll be because it didn’t work out, and not because I didn’t follow my passion.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After I moved back to Sweden from Spain I really wen’t back into acting and landed some roles in short films and commercials and eventually a role in the Swedish Thriller “ALENA”. I had always wanted to move to the US so in 2016 I moved to California to study at the New York Film Academy. During my time there I discovered my interest in stage combat. A craft I am still working on today. My dream has always been to be able to shoot and work on projects all over the world, so when I got the opportunity to go to South Korea I came running. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 those plans got cancelled, but I took the opportunity to learn Korean and find other projects to work on.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
El matador beach is pretty hard to beat for me. I love going to the ocean and spending the day there. Me and my friends would normally stop by a grocery store and pick up food and drinks and have a picnic. But honestly, LA is one of those places where any area or place is great, if you have your friends with you.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Since we’re talking about risks and inspiration for risk-taking, I would like to give a big shout out to Hayao Miyazaki, Akiro Toriyama and Akiyoshi Hongo. The universes that they created and the characters within them inspired me greatly as a kid to go after what I wanted and to never give up. To this day a lot of the lessons I lerned from watching their work still resonates with me and I have them to thank for that. More recently Tomi Adeyemi and the world she created with Children of Blood and Bone.
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