Violeta Nicola - Interview

London’s performance as the title character in Nadeem Soumah’s gritty feature film Searching for Angels opposite Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day) clearly demonstrated she had acting chops and wasn’t afraid to use them. London plays an amnesiac heroin addict who is discovered beaten in the street with no memory of her past.

Fearlessly, London shreds the trapping that made her a sex symbol and created a riveting gritty portrait of a young woman at serious risk. The result is a performance that is spellbinding in its power and truth. Following the success of the film, London’s career blossomed onto the small screen appearing in SHOWTIMES’s Body Language, HBO’s Lingerie, FOX Lucifer and most recently CW’s IZombie. Along with acting, London has worked as a host for Toro TV’s Damage Control and has been featured internationally in magazines such as MAXIM UK/USA/CANADA, FLARE, UMM.

1. For the people who might not know you, could you introduce yourself?

I was raised in Toronto, currently reside in Vancouver. Lover of golf, martial arts, and chess. Initially wanted to be a publicist, graduated with a BA in Marketing but ended up in front of the camera both in magazines and on television without having experience. Went on to train in the arts and self-development as who we are, is what we bring to the roles.

2. What sparked your interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry and how did you get started?

Total luck, while studying Marketing in the entertainment industry, I met quite a few editors and producers that suggested auditioning for some TV series and shooting for magazines. Not really thinking much about it I went for it and it evolved to a passion I wasn’t planning for.  I did not have an agent or experience at the time.

3. We can currently see you on “DC Legends of Tomorrow”. What can you tell us about your character Tiffaney Harper and how does it feel like to be a part of this show?

 I am a huge fan of DC Comics and anything that involves superheroes. It was really fun to play a character that was so bright and bubbly and to showcase that side of me as I normally tend to play darker roles.

4. Who would you love working with on a project and why?

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. They have been my absolute favorite actors of all time.

5. What do you hope to achieve through your art?

The best part of this journey has been the self-discovery and sharing that through a script. I hope to achieve quality enjoyable escapism to the masses. Ultimately I’d like to use my exposure as a platform to bring awareness to issues happening around the world.

6. What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?

Health and fitness have always been a part of my life. My big accomplishment is appearing in Inside Fitness Magazine top 100. I started living a healthier lifestyle because I wanted more energy and transforming my body was a nice byproduct.

7. Which artists influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking and career path?

I am a big fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This man has been in the zone for over 4 decades. From Professional bodybuilder to movie star to a politician. He really focuses on “There is no magic pill, you have to do the work and get up every time you fail, that is a winner”.

8. What is the best vs. the worst thing about the entertainment industry?

Uncertainty is the best and the worst.

9. What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

Work on your mindset. Feel more and enjoy the process.

10. How do you deal with the stress of the entertainment industry?

I meditate at least once a day. I’ve become a very spiritual person.

11. What is one philosophy that you live by?

Fall seven times, stand up eight. That is a winner.

12. Do you have any advice for people who want to get started in the industry?

Have a great support team and happy life outside the industry. You will need it to endure the industry’s ups and downs.

13. What plans do you have in mind for the future?

Ultimately I want to add value to peoples’ lives. Either through entertainment, fitness, health and charity work.

 

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