The Heroine’s Journey of Emma Chaibedra

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my work is that I can be everywoman ( and sometimes even male character!) in One life !! This is just amazing ! I’m a big child and I think this why I love this work so much. I can be a queen, I can be a witch, I can be business woman, a poor victim of an awful serial killer or a strong heroic woman ! The fact that I can give a little bit of my soul to all of this different characters makes me dream… And I wish I could make people dreams too ! Obviously this is the other main thing I love in this work.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Keeping all the people I love with me … close to me… as long as I can…And continuing to do my passion, working as an actress, and director as long as I can too. (Also a very good glass of wine, with cheese and charcuterie with all my very best friends and the love of my life… could be definitely Heaven on Earth !! 😀 )

What is my greatest fear? Ahah… the opposite of my conception of happiness : Loosing people I love… The older I get the more scared I am about this idea… this is awful actually. I’m not afraid for me. But for my family, my friends, my love.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Ahahahah it’s gonna make sense after my last answer: Anxiousness !! I’m a very nervous person… sometimes it can be a real disability and can cut me from myself. When I was younger sometimes I was literally paralyzed by my fears. Now it can happen but very less often. I learned how to turn this into other feelings, positive feelings.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Those people who never give up and who at the same time knows how to stay humble, and caring with others… it’s such a rare thing in this industry

What is my greatest extravagance? I don’t really have extravagance… maybe spending my money in a lots of “geek” shirts ^^ And travelling !

On what occasion would I lie? I can lie to protect someone from a too harsh truth… To protect people I love. And sometimes maybe to protect myself… but…I’m a terrible liar actually. And I know what you are gonna think ! “ She’s an actress ! So she knows how to lie ! “ NO ! Definitely not !  Being an actor is definitely not learning how to lie… this is the opposite… The more you are sincere in your life, the more you are good on stage or on a set and the more you are good in your performance… So… yeah… When I lie, especially to protect myself…most of the time people just don’t believe me ahaha !

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The ungratefulness

But I was aware since the beginning so… don’t misjudge my words, I’m not complaining. This is just really hard sometimes. When you give everything… and you don’t receive back so much. Also, the lake of humility of some people sometimes… it can really upset me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? On stage, on a set during a performance. With no hesitation. Of course.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Believing in myself a little bit more…? Even if I already started, I can be definitely more confident.

What is my greatest achievement in work? The fact that people rely on me. Believe in me.

Where would I most like to live? I love living in Paris. But also I’m very in love with some other big cities where I had the chance to work a bit like Budapest, and Helsinki.
I’ve never been to New York ! And yeah, it’s one of my goal to live in this city for some times.

What is my most treasured possession? My really bad sense of humor ahaha

What is my most marked characteristic? My bad sense of humor ! ^^I love very very very bad jokes. And sometimes a bit “ crotch-grabbling” ^^

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? It’s not gonna be glamourous at all ! But most of the time I have ideas in the metro…or in the train… Being here, stuck with a bunch of people… staring at their faces… it just giving to my mind a window to big ramblings. Also I love being close to water places so I love “ Les quais de Seines “

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love a lot of places actually ! It depends of what I’m looking for. I love the 5th Arrondissement, rue mouffetard and closer to this street. I love “ Le marais”. But I also love the 13th arrondissement and all this Asiatic restaurant ( I’m fund of Thaï, Japanese, Cambodian, Vietnamese food ! )
Actually… I love Food in general !! so I’m always up to discover something new.

What books influenced my life and how? “La nuit des enfants rois” de Bernard Lenteric. I’ve read this book when I was very young and I discovered a kind of violence that I didn’t know. (also this book is just amazingly written, as a movie script.. I totally felt in love with it)

Who are my favorite writers? When I was young I was a huge fan of Bernard Werber, especially for “ Les Thanatonautes “ , and Daniel Pennac. Now : Douglas Adams( H2G2!! ) , Kafka ( La colonie pénitencière), Michel Tournier, Sade, George Bataille, Bukowsky, Tanizaki, Simone de Beauvoir… and so much more…!

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? A compilation of my favorite metal bands !! Classics , like Led Zeppelin, AC DC, Metallica and a bit of Gojira, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Slayer… Trip hop too (Portishead, Massive attack) Stereophonics also maybe !!  A bit of electro… Fakear… and…Alt J … and old school music too …This question is too difficult for me ! Kind of impossible to make a choice in fact !

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Ellen Ripley.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? The Three women of my life : My grand mother, my mom, and my sister.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?This question is absolutely impossible to answer for me ! ^^ As you could see before with the music I have a big problem making choices ahaha

I will just maybe talk about a movie I watched recently : ReAlive by Mateo Gil. This is not the best movie I have ever seen, but it made me feel so confuse… questioning myself about Life, Death… I love when movies pushed me that far.

What role plays art in my life and work? It’s not just an important role … It’s the main part of my life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Greatest fan maybe my mother !
My partner in crime definitely my man… but I have a bunch of best friends who are always here to help me in my crimes ahahah

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Lots !! Albert Dupontel, Alexandre Astier, Alain Chabat. And Lots of new or not new female director. I really would love to be more directed by women.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I think I need to be more competitive… and try to “ sell myself” a little bit more. So, I’d like to meet a good agent, and good casting directors.. Peoples who maybe really believe in me and in my performances.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Back on stage, for two different projects : A play adapted from “ En voiture en Simone” written by Franck Pelé.
And a one woman show which I started to write. I also directed a Musical Short vid. In Budapest, it’s gonna be released very soon on the web.  

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? My Show reel 2018 : https://vimeo.com/273935605

( You can find White Mirror, Finalist for The Mobile Film Festival 2018

on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOQPQT_44s

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Means a lot. It speaks to me because of course I can’t imagine to put an end to all of this. 

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Solène Navarre, Nelly Thiolliere, Amélie Javegny, Valentine Lauzat, Gaïa Corlez, Audrey Durante- Belmondo 

How can you contact me?

echaibedra@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emma.chaibedra

https://www.facebook.com/chaibedra

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmachaibedra/

ImDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4740008/

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