Naomi Rose is no stranger to the camera. The Swiss-born actress appeared in numerous international commercials and movies so far, and there isn’t any sign of her slowing down. Casey Weekly caught up with Naomi to learn more about the Hollywood starlet.
Can you tell us about your early beginnings growing up?
I grew up in a small village outside of Zurich, Switzerland but my beginnings of acting started in Manila, Philippines. From a young age, I became more and more interested in commercial modeling then finally acting and started my first of two acting schools.
We read somewhere that you are afraid of ducks and swans. Can you expand on that?
I think it came all from chickens first, which I also don’t like at all. I got once trapped as a child in a chicken cage and attacked by them. If I really got attacked, probably not but my 4 year old mind thought that. Somehow this fear swept over to ducks and swans, animals which can quickly snap and bite.
From Switzerland to La La Land, how have you found the transition?
For me it was easy, it was the logical step I wanted to do for my acting career. Starting also with an acting school here made it much easier because I had so many classmates who are international and in the same boat like me.
Are there any creature comforts you miss from home?
The food, 100%. That is what I miss the most! Chocolate and all the snacks I love.
You have been the face of so many international brands Maybelline to McDonalds. Which have been your favorite?
I probably would say now Google. I have worked a couple of times with them and we have such a great time.
Can you tell us about the new movie, ‘The Decision?
It’s about a women coming home after a normal day, going to bed like normal but after that nothing is how it has been. How will she escape this nightmare.
Do you find it easier to work on a more drama-thriller film to that of say a romantic comedy?
I do, I see myself more of a drama actress and at the end of the day that’s what I book more. I love comedy and sitcom but there I see sometimes of the language barrier. I don’t get all the jokes or the slangs.
Do you think you may like to dabble in directing in the future?
Probably yes, I want to be a part of a documentary one day. For directing a movie, I only want to do something that I am so passion about and I haven’t the right story yet. But I am trying to write more and create ideas till something catches my utterly attention.
When you are not working on your craft, what do you enjoy doing?
Enjoying California, from Laguna Beach to Malibu. I didn’t grow up here, I grew up in a much smaller city so I sometimes still feel like a tourist.
What can we expect to see you doing over the next few months?
I am shooting a short movie in two weeks which I am very excited about and a commercial shoot tomorrow. There is a lot going on right now.
How can people find and follow your journey?