We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalia Christabelle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When it comes to an artistic profession or a creative craft, you have to know the rules so that you can break them. Take risks and hopefully find something new and exciting. I had to take risks, no matter how calculated it may be, a risk it’s still a 50/50 that’ll work. I risked homelessness if I didn’t generate enough money to afford an apartment when I moved to LA, lots of uncertainty, but risk should only be take if you’re comfortable with the idea of possibly failing and having to think of plan b or c, d e, etc.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a working actor, I’ve been in LA for five (5) years, I’ve done everything from BG to Lead, non-union and union projects. I became familiar with producing union projects and have been doing so in between acting gigs.
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?
Come during the evening, I’ll pick them up from the airport, preferably Bob Hope Airport, take them to their hotel or my place and let them shower and rest, head out to a nice club with good food and atmosphere, depends on the person and their personality, we could go to a Korean bbq place, Nobu, Mama’s Rooftop or Trejo’s tacos. Then head out and go club hopping to Elevate or The Mayan and let the night take over. Next morning, we’d go hiking to the Wisdom Tree trail, Bronson caves or Griffith Park (depends on their fitness level), Afterwards, grab a delicious brunch at Not Another Broken Egg Cafe, head out again to check out landmarks and book an event for the evening (sports, musical, or show).
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to the creative minds that I’ve met in Los Angeles, and have given me momentum to move forward whether it was them making me breakfast, the ones that read lines for me on their lunch break, or the ones that invite me to creative ventures of their own. I truly appreciate ya’ll, Sarah, Bella, Gio, Steph, Lauren and Joanne. Thank you.
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