Catalina Caraus is an up and coming actress from Moldova, she gave a very interesting insight into her ambitions in acting and her work so far.
What was your role in Mr. Missunderstanding?
In Mr. Missunderstanding I am playing the role of a very sweet, sociable, pretty girl who lives in London. She likes reading a lot, she’s very smart and very passionate about indian culture, that’s why she falls madly in love with and Indian guy, who she meets in a library. It’s a romantic comedy which I can’t wait to see.
As an actress, what is your dream role in a movie?
I’ve always wanted to be in a costumed historical drama/romance since I was a child. My mother used to love these type of movies and we used to watch them with the whole family and as probably other girls of my age, I wanted to become a princess and wear those dresses at least once in my life and because my grandfather is a historian, he contributed a lot for me to dream of the beauty of other centuries.
Recently, my dream came true and I had the opportunity to act as a princess in the Hollywood Production “The Black Prince” which was set up in the Victorian times, but I still wish one day I can be the lead actress in such a movie, especially after this amazing experience. The difference is that now, I am not the little girl who wants to wear those dresses, it’s not about the dresses anymore, it’s about the elegance of those times, the class…It is not that easy to build a character from a different century which is really challenging for me. After “The Black Prince” I understood how exhausting and really painful wearing a corset can be. You feel every single drop of water when your waste is tighten up with 26cm less. )))
Do you have a preferred genre of movie to play in?
My favourite genres to watch are comedy, drama, romance, action and thrillers but when it comes to acting I think I would prefer drama and romance. Action movies would be really challenging too.
In life, do you have a philosophy or a motto that you live by?
yes, I do! My motto in life is “what is done, is done towards better”
Which actors inspired you?
I never wanted to become an actress. I was always into music and dance. I wanted to become a professional dancer when I was a kid and I used to think that I don’t have any talent in acting just because I couldn’t lie to anyone and couldn’t cry by purpose, so I never really thought of an actor who would inspire me, but I do love Al Pacino a lot. He is brilliant.
Are you currently involved in any acting projects, or planned some for this year?
I am not currently evolved in any acting projects but I am preparing for some upcoming projects. I don’t want to go into details about that though, as you will find about everything a bit later this year.
You are also a very talented singer, how would you describe your style of music?
I don’t have a defined style of music. I was doing manly house/electro/dance/pop music. I like experimenting, so I am opened to every style of music which would suit me.
What is your biggest dream or ambition in your career?
My dream was always to be able to match my career with my family life, so that is my main goal in life, but regarding my career I just wish to continue developing my skills and not stopping what I do and climbing step by step the path to perfection in in my both acting and singing career.