Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Celina Jade: I generally eat pretty healthily. When I have to do a special scene or shoot, I get pretty strict with myself in terms of eating consciously. I almost never eat meat/ seafood anymore unless my body really craves it. I eat lots of veggies and ensure that my meals are as colorful as can be.
I like to drink juice in the mornings. When I am strict with myself, I try my best to stay away from any white processed foods as well as anything with ingredients I cannot understand such as preservatives/ natural flavorings/ E-this/ E-that/ MSG/ flavorings/ colorings etc… I will eat something with butter/ olive oil/ coconut oil but will not touch canola oil and all the other oils… I live next to an organic farm so I get my produce straight from them. I try to eat healthier desserts, if I can’t find them, I’d make them myself. I also steer clear of anything that says ‘low fat’ because it just means high sugar. I really don’t trust most of the food industry anymore so I put in the extra effort to see what I’m putting in my body.
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 you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Celina Jade: Firstly thank you for your compliment! In my opinion, skin and hair is the best reflective indiciator of your diet. What people often don’t realize is we are hungry for nutrition, not substance. This is why you can eat lots of pasta and still feel hungry sometimes (well, that and the sugar addiction). I eat consciously and drink lots of water every day. Because I eat a mainly veg diet, sometimes I lack the omega 3,6,9s.
I take udo oil to supplement that. I choose udo oil because it has coconut oil in it. we need saturated fats to absorb the 3,6,9s. That’s what I’ve learnt in my own trial and errors. Of course, you can get those in fish too and I do sometimes eat fish, but the quality of fish has really deteriorated unfortunately over the years, with our oceans being polluted with plastic, radiation etc…
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words for our inspiring and budding women singers and actresses who all are your fans, what should they do for their climb to the ladder of success in field of acting and singing?
Ms. Celina Jade: Finish your education. Having a backup removes the fears of failing and enables you to take the right risks in life. It also gives you a bottom line so you don’t have to feel forced into doing something you don’t believe in. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. If you are not working/ have free time, use that time to increase your skills set. Know your own value, if you don’t know it, no one else will.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Your first role in a US movie was in the “Man With the Iron Fists” as directed by the RZA, produced by Quentin Tarantino, starring Russell Crowe & Lucy Liu. Tell us about the experience of working in the US and with the top Hollywood director and co-stars?
Ms. Celina Jade: It was cool. They had a much bigger crew than the local films I’d starred in before the Iron Fists.