Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing? And secondly, what do you do to your hair to make it look so stunning?
Ms. Bar Paly: Thank you so much for the complement. I don’t take any supplements. I prefer to intake my vitamins the natural way, though a diverse diet. The best way to insure you do that is by making sure your daily menu is as colorful as possible. The different color fruits and vegetables provide different vitamins and nutrients, so a variety is important.
I also always put on sunblock even in the winter, to protect my skin from the sun damage. Today there are so many great self tanners and alternatives to sun tanning. My go to is St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. I also make sure to exfoliate my skin a lot. Recently I found a great trick and started washing my face with a natural sea sponge. It’s naturally antibacterial without any harmful chemicals, and it’s gently exfoliates the skin to get rid of the dead skin cells and keep the skin smooth and glowing. For my hair I do a coconut oil mask. I use regular coconut oil that you can buy at any supermarket. It does wonders to the split ends and it smells like your on a vacation!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Recently you’ve had roles in Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain costarring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in Non-Stop along side Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, and as Lisette in Million Dollar Arm with John Hamm. Tell us about your experience of working in the US with the top Hollywood directors and co-stars?
Ms. Bar Paly: It’s a great privilege to work with such big names and talents. I feel blessed that I’ve been able to do that. I’m very grateful. Acting opposite great actors elevates my own performance. You always play up or down to the level of the competition. We are not actually competing with each other, as we’re all on the same team, its more like working with another brilliant actor actually makes it easier to be good. It’s harder to do well when the actor opposite you is inexperienced.
So on that level its been a dream. In the US, the scale of every production is so major that it’s truly a team effort. It’s important to appreciate and respect every one on the set, from the director and producer to the catering people and production assistants. We are all there to tell the same story to the audience. I find that generally every one on set truly loves the film business and the jobs they do in it.
I’ve been very lucky to be able to develop my characters down to the smallest details with fantastic directors like Michael Bay, Jaume Collet Serra, Craig Gillespie and Roman Coppola, which includes their amazing hair and makeup teams, and their brilliant costume designers. In the end, all those details add up to help you find the character and her behavior . I guess that’s what I love most about working on films of that scale. The ability to develop my characters with insights from the most talented people in the business.