Hear Me Discuss The Oscars On Dutch Radio & Pick My Own Winners

Last Oscar Night aka Annual Dreamfest I attended a wonderful Oscar viewing party with ballots, Oscars Bingo and pun-y food (Mad Max Curry Road, Bridge of Pies, The Big ShortBread). And while doing so I also chatted with Dutch National Radio Channel 1 to discuss the Oscars, Hollywood Oscar parties, my career and more. If you speak Dutch, head here to listen to the fragment. It’s Part 3, about 12 minutes in.

And while we’re at it, I’d just like to hand out my personal Oscars…

March 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |2 Comments

“If.” Featured in Dutch Newspaper & on Radio

ifposterv1While I’m still running around Los Angeles to wrap things up and prepare for my flight back to Amsterdam tomorrow, the premiere of If. has been getting some press! The local radio in Alkmaar has been featuring an item on it all week, and now newspaper Noord-Hollands Dagblad also published some lovely words about our labor of love. See and read the full (translated) article below!

December 17th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Interview With Dutch Sp!ts Newspaper

spitsBecause I’m like, so famous, there was a little interview with me about life in Hollywood as a foreigner in a Dutch newspaper today. It’s kind of nice and nostalgic though, since I used to read this newspaper all the time when I was a student in Amsterdam. On the train, in the tram… It’s a fun idea that my friends and family that use the ever reliable public transportation in Holland today, get to see this. Makes me feel a little bit closer to them! Anyway, you can read the translated interview behind the cut. Or if you speak Dutch, read the original interview here!

March 10th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |9 Comments

Interview With an O-1B Actor: Samba Schutte

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: despite rumours of everyone being fake and out for themselves in Los Angeles, I’ve met some of the most genuine, kind and giving people there. Samba Schutte is one of them. (Yup, that’s Samba and not Thriller era Michael Jackson.) Samba is a Dutch-Mauritanian Actor who moved to Los Angeles on an O-1B visa a few years ago. He is now a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store and recently played the lead in the film Haleema that premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival.

I met Samba on my last trip to Los Angeles, and he’s helped me a lot with informing me on the visa proces and keeping faith while waiting those long, long months. And he was kind enough to want to share this information with you too!

March 20th, 2013|Categories: Other Actors|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Interview with a Working Actress: Grace Phipps

It was June 2012 and I was on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, in front of the Roosevelt Hotel, sweating like any Dutch girl would at that time of the year at that location. But an egg shell colored Beetle with a sassy brunette at the wheel came to relieve me. That is how I first met Grace and why I had no choice but to like her. That and the fact that she is a down to earth, sweet and smart actress, not always abundant in LaLaLand.

Grace was discovered at her high school in Austin, Texas and started working pretty much immediately after she touched down in LA. Two years, a bunch of exciting acting jobs (you can currently see Grace in The Vampire Diaries) and quite some LA wisdom later Grace was kind enough to share her experiences and advice here…

December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Other Actors|Tags: |14 Comments

Interview With a Working Actress

working actress interview Spotted the Working Actress link on the right side of this blog yet?

For some time now I’ve been following this blog of an anonymous lady, who very recently got her big break and is now starring in her own TV show. The beautiful thing is that when she started the blog she was not there yet. She was like us. So we literally get an exclusive look behind the curtains of what happens when you get your break, and it’s a fascinating read.

Right before I moved to LA myself, I thought I’d ask her for an interview. And even though she’s currently setting up a whole PR team, she kindly agreed. So continue reading for some advice from a real working actress in Hollywood!

August 20th, 2011|Categories: Other Actors|Tags: , |6 Comments