Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
Hello everyone! My name is Natalia Christabelle, my friends call me Nat, and I’ve been working in acting and stunts for the past six years in Los Angeles. I’m very excited to announce that I’m currently producing a short series titled ‘Jane Doe, RN’. It’s a thrilling story about a psychopathic nurse treating her patients with a high sense of justice in her own twisted way.
The show will feature original score and new and refreshing faces. We’re hoping to bring the audience an experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. The series will be shot in different locations around Los Angeles, so viewers will be able to experience the vibrant city in a whole new way.
We’re currently in pre-production and aiming to start shooting this summer. We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of us, but I’m confident that the end result will be something special. I can’t wait to share this project with the world among film festivals and I’m sure everyone will love it.
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What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I try not to hyper focus on my look, and how I look. That can limit you as a performer or artistic individual. I like pouring myself into role and let the performance fill the vase of who that character needs to be. I love becoming someone else. You always end up learning a lot about yourself when you dig deeper for a new role. I don’t think of it as ‘Method’ or Meisner, more of empathy exercise.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
I remember being on set for at the time felt like a small project. In hindsight, there aren’t really any ‘small projects’ but bear with me for a second. I was on set for my second ever music video shoot. I had a scene where I had an emotional breakdown and I wanted the emotions to be real. So I did the work and found a link for me to relate and be present in the moment. There were about 8 people on set.
I remember leaving set thinking that I poured my heart and soul and most likely it wouldn’t go anywhere. However the music video did really good on YouTube and the artists promoted it very well on social medias. One of the bts clips taken on set went viral.
The clip was during the breakdown scene. It had over 10 million views. Bunch of unbiased strangers that didn’t know me criticizing my performance. That’s one of the moments where moving to the west coast, leaving my comfort zone and changing my entire life to follow this more than likely unlikely goal of mine was worth it. All of it was worth it. However, I can honestly say that every time I get my hands on a juicy script I get a reminder that this what I do.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
Biggest challenge is to move on from rejection. I’ve gotten probably over hundreds of No’s. Some sting more than others. To not allow that rejection to creep on you when you’re weak, but to use it to make you wiser.
As an actor and stuntwoman, there’s so much that’s typically out of my hands, and I have no control of. Learning to read the room, to stay ready, that’s a day to day thing. That can easily get stressful. So learning to relax would be the second biggest challenge of mine.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
I’m going to be a little greedy and a little delusional here, but here me out:
1. Viola Davis: she’s my favorite actress, I just want to be her on call reader or scene partner. If she ever needed anything like that. I’d be down 24/7.
2. John Cena: Grew up watching pro-wrestling. I’m still a huge fan and during my childhood I can name many other wrestlers I’d love to meet, but Cena’s #1. Just want to have a pro-wrestling/acting conversation over some weightlifting.
3. Anybody on IG, my dog’s IG was hacked and I haven’t been able to get it back. It’d mean the world to get it back.