Ellinor Taflin talks to Daily Style

Ellinor Taflin

Daily Style Entertainment recently sat down with the extremely talented and gifted actress, Ellinor Taflin who was happy to share her love of performing with us. She also gave us an insight into what inspires her and her plans for the future and her current projects. Here is what she had to say:

Please introduce yourself to the readers and how and when did
you first get into performing?

I am a Swedish 25 year old girl who has always shown a big interest in movies and English. I got into theater when I was about 7 years old and loved it from the start. My first role was in a play we made ourselves. We put together a lot of Disney characters and connected them into one play. I got to play Ariel and the Beast. I would watch movies constantly and dreamt of one day being in one.

What inspired you to get into this industry?

I love the possibilities of the different characters you can play. All the situations you can experience without having to go through it in your own life. I do enjoy doing theater but the movie industry fascinates me even more because you can create anything! In theater the audience might have to overlook that the set is not actually on fire or a meadow far away from civilization. In movies you can either go somewhere in reality or make it look like it is real with special effects. Theater is wonderful and I love going to see a play or a musical but movies, they’re magical!

What kind of training have you had, if any?

While in Sweden I studied acting in a more general sense. We learned about theater history, how it has changed, how to use our bodies and voice. I have then gotten more into specific techniques such as the Meisner technique which I studied in depth in London. When at the New York Film Academy I continued with Meisner but got a taste of the Method, Adler, Hagen, Spolin, Chekhov and Stanislavsky’s techniques as well. I have also done a lot of Shakespeare which can be a bit challenging. I love Shakespeare but it takes practice to make the words come out in a meaningful way since the language is different from how we speak today.

What has been your favorite role to play so far?

When I played Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet. It was something I had dreamt of doing for a long time so when I got the part I was ecstatic!

What has been one of your biggest achievements in your career so far?

This is such a hard industry to get into so the fact that I have moved to America and the center of the industry, have not given up and have stayed busy working on different projects while working on my own content is probably the thing I am most proud of right now.

What projects do you have coming up?

I am playing one of the leads in a new short film called Bloggers which I am also producing. It is a powerful story about millennials who are successful bloggers that get together to see if they can make it even bigger as a team. They all have their struggles and this film shows how we might seem unlike at first glance but under the surface we are not all that different.

Who would you most like to work with?

My male idol is Leonardo DiCaprio so that would be the dream for sure. Another dream I have is to work on the sitcom Baby Daddy with my female idol Melissa Peterman. She has inspired me to get into comedy which is a new side for me to explore as an actress.

What are your plans for the future?

We are about to submit Bloggers to film festivals and hopefully it will be well received. Later this year I will film a web series and there are a few more projects lined up for the future.

What is your advice to aspiring performers?

Never give up! Work hard and never give up. It is a tough business, you have to work with what you have and find your way. It is not going to be a straight road to success! Lots of turns, but if you give up, the breakthrough might have been just around the next corner. And J.K. Simmons gave me the good advice “be on time!” which is more important than some might think.

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