Ms. Namita Nayyar: In 2005, your long form “Rebel In Me”, as actress director, producer, made for the International Songwriter of the Year 2004 -World Music Awards. It was nominated for Los Angeles Femme Film Festival and played to rapturous applause in a packed house in downtown LA. Tell us about this endeavor of yours?
Ms. Anna Wilding: I have made many music videos, worked with some great artists and still do make them . I don’t have time to submit them all into festivals though, nor do the often shrinking budgets allow for that.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How does fashion fit into your life?
Ms. Anna Wilding: I love designers. I love fashion. I have attended a lot of fashion shows and love the energy. However I never knew how much I really did appreciate it personally, not just for my work, when one day, it was a grey dull day. Everything was grey and dull to the pores of the street to the blops of rain about to fall from the sky, and then all of a sudden I saw this girl walking down the street wearing the most striking stylish dress and hat. It cheered me up no end. Made my day. I love style.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?
Ms. Anna Wilding: I do like to be physically active. It’s important to me. The freedom of movement. I still love playing tennis when I get the opportunity. Like everyone I have had a couple of injuries that have slowed me down at times but I have worked through them with swimming, pilates and hiking. I love hiking on the hills and conversely I love swimming and if it’s swimming in safe tropical waters even better. I love sailing too and being on the ocean. I spent three weeks on a cruise from Hawaii to New Zealand after an injury, as a way to heal myself and it really helped. Swimming is one of the best things for injury-to stay fit -hiking on hills.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are a vegetarian. Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Anna Wilding: I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 15. I am allergic to it. I eat fish, chicken, turkey once or twice a year and vegetables. I wish I didn’t have to eat chicken or turkey , as I can’t stand factory farming, so I try to buy organic and free range where I can. If I go too long without protein I get a bit faint and weak so I do eat white meat 2-3 times a week. I very rarely eat cheese, or ice cream and I never eat deep fried foods. Vegetables are the best. I also take Vitamin C daily.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words for our inspiring and budding women actresses who all are your fans, what should they do for their climb to the ladder of success in field of acting?
Ms. Anna Wilding: First follow your dreams, whether its acting or being post man or being a scientist. Acting is a tough endeavor. TV and film have seen a drastic decline in roles since the age of reality TV and special effect movies. The business is often less about the craft of acting anymore. I think women first should balance up whether they want to make a good living or else have a very insecure living .That’s the responsible answer. If a woman can deal with the latter, especially in the age of digital, when all there peers are most likely making a fortune in IT and other businesses, then they need to study with good acting teachers, at accredited schools in whatever country they are in, and get to know people in their business. Its hard work. Women could also look at other aspects of the industry they may enjoy. Not everyone is multi-talented but at the same time a girl who wants to be an actor may find out she would rather write, or edit, or direct. For me, its in me to be an actor, but I also love being a director and I always knew from an early age I wanted to do it all.
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