We had the good fortune of connecting with Nina Seul and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nina, what role has risk played in your life or career?
As an actress, risk-taking is part of the job, part of the challenge and … Part of the excitement! it’s a factor that you have to take into account when you decide to try a career in show business. Indeed, even if no career or profession is sure, acting does not offer any guarantee and it is a risky gamble that we make with ourselves, the gamble to go into a profession in which we do not control all the cards and a success that will depend not only on perseverance, courage, luck but also on the desire of others: whether it is the producer, the director or the television channel. If i’am in Los Angeles today, it’s because I bet on myself and chose to take the risk of leaving it all behind in France and move here for acting.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an actress, I consider the choice of this profession as a calling. The choice to follow this path was easy because I had the chance to know very early on what I wanted to do in life, but this path is long and difficult, nothing is ever taken for granted. it’s exciting, but also sometimes difficult, with a constant challenge. The eruption of the pandemic in our lives last March was not only a shock for all of us, everything changed in our lives overnight, but also another huge challenge to overcome professionally as the entertainment industry was particularly affected, as no one could work anymore. I remember, the Friday before the lockdown I was on a set shooting a movie, then suddenly nothing, all projects cancelled, no more castings, no visibility about a return to my activity. Even if we are far from a return to normal, we are organizing ourselves to find solutions and get back to work as safely as possible. From now on the majority of the castings ask for self tapes and the new norm is to take your tempertaure when arriving on the set. These last few months have been a hard time for all the world and I am thankful to be in good health. Even though my job is a very important part of my life, I try to keep things in perspective and never forget what is important outside of my professional life and career
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and I love this city! The weather is amazing, the nature as well. We have all the advantages of living in a big city but by the see and surounded by a desert, Moutains and forests! There are many cultures and ethnic diversity that make this city exciting and full of flavor! some of my favorite spots: Ramen Hood is for me the best vegan ramen! I love to go there for lunch when I’am downtown and sit at the counter, eating and watching the hustle and bustle of central market. During the summer i love to go to the Yamashiro Night Market, the place overlooks LA and is a very romantic spot! Enjoying a Pic-nic , a glass of wine and good music at the Hollywood bowl is also one of my favorite activity! Food in Los Angeles is amazing, here are some of my favorite places for food: Thai Patio in Thai Town! Green Leaves Vegan in Los Feliz for a shitaké curry and fried vegan chicken. Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont, Terroni on Beverly Boulevard for the best happy hour in town, pizza and pasta! Bao Dim Sum for their truffle dim sums! The best began place for me is Little Pine, it’s delicious and delicate and all the profits go to animal organizations. i also have a passion for Roof Top in Los Angeles, my favorite one is the Mama Shelter for the Sunset. I enjoy the outdoor a lot and for me a perfect sunday would be a Hike in Malibu in themorning, followed by a lunch at the malibu pier and chilling bat the beach in Point Dume for example. And oh, i also love the Huntington Garden in Pasadena and the Venice canals… well i could talk about Los Angeles for hours!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
my family for always believing in me. They always pushed me to accomplish my dreams, even if that means that i had to move 5700 miles from them. Since i am 18 they’ve always supported me in my acting career even if it’s a tough vocation that i chose and even if it must be scaring for parents to have their daughter chosing this kind of career. i will always be thankfull and gratefull for that.
Ton Patummas pictures from the movies : “Border” and “Blood Money”