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valued Dan's Movie Report readers, today you are in for a literary
treat. The mufti-talented Petra Silander takes time out of her busy
schedule, and sits down to chat exclusively about her various
projects and to shed some light on the fantastic near future sci-fi
film 'Virtual Revolution'. Petra is a very interesting lady, and has
a distinct take on her work ranging from the modeling world to the
film world, with DJ and music work also in the mix. Grab a cup of
coffee, relax and get ready to grab some life knowledge from Petra.
Enough of my babbling on, time to go to the exclusive interview!
Chat about your upbringing and how you first became interested in
your various avenues of work, acting, DJ, and modeling?
come from a small, beautiful island called Åland. The island is
situated between Sweden and Finland and is autonomous and
demilitarized. I lived there until I was 18. I have always loved to
create new characters and as a young girl I was involved in the local
theater but it was not until years later when I was modeling in Paris
that I realized I wanted to learn more about acting.
started taking acting lessons and I completely fell in love. For me
acting is therapy and something that makes me feel alive.
started playing the piano at the age of 8 and that’s where my
passion for music started. My brother sings and plays the guitar and
at home we where often writing songs and singing together.
The modeling part kind of just happened. When I was 15 I worked for a
magazine in Stockholm and their photographer thought I had modeling
potential and took some photos of me that he sent to a modeling
competition. I won the competition and signed with a model agency in
Stockholm. When I had finished high school I started to work as a
full time model around the world.
noticed you have a rather extensive modeling background, what are
some of the exciting jobs you have had?
was really excited when my first campaign came out. It was for an
underwear brand called Chantelle and they had put up big billboards
around Paris. It felt unreal! Another job I remember really well is
my first booking in New York when I was 19. I was so impressed by the
city and the energy in New York and thought it was incredible that a
client had paid me to come over for a shooting.
memory, maybe a bit less exciting is when I did a job for L’oréal.
On the casting they asked if they could cut my hair and I was so
tired of my long hair so I said yes, without talking to my agency. I
got the job, they cut off my long hair to a quite short look and they
colored it in three different orange/blond tones. When I got back to
the agency the day after they asked me if I wore a wig. When they
realized it was not a wig they became hysteric and a big drama
occurred at the agency. I recently met my booker at the time and she
said that she still has nightmares from that day.
Wow, some wild stories, dovetailing on the answer, what are some of
the pitfalls of modeling?
For me it was the feeling of just being a product that was the
biggest downfall. You’re not being part of any decision making as a
model and the only creative part is your work in front of the camera.
It was a good experience for some years but I have to admit that when
I was a model it always felt like something was missing. I didn’t
get enough outlet for my own creativity.
found it problematic to be so focused on my appearance. To constantly
see yourself from all kinds of angles, to have a responsibility to
always have a good skin and the required body measurements. Life is
short and those are not the things I want to be focused on today.
Above Picture Petra as a DJ! Exclusive
Let us switch gears to your DJ work and working in that realm, how
did you get started?
2009 I went to Ibiza for the first time and that trip enlightened a
wish to one day become a DJ. In 2012 I felt I was done with modeling
so I bought myself a DJ-equipment, enclosed myself for 5 months in my
apartment and practiced beat-matching everyday for that time. After
that I convinced smaller bars on my street to hire me and after some
months I got my first residency at Plaza Athenée in Paris. From
there it just continued but I wouldn’t say that this was an easy
step. It’s a male dominated world and without a reputation it’s
really hard to even get the chance to play.
Above Picture: Petra as a DJ! Exclusive!
am sure you have played a wide variety of musical styles, what are
some of the artists you listen to? Did you ever aspire to, or did you
release your own CDs?
listen to a lot of different artists even though my sets as a DJ are
focused on house music. I listen to everything from Beyonce, Flume to
more underground artists as Joris Voorn and Dennis Cruz. Is there
someone still using CD’s out there? I’m just kidding! When I
started DJing in 2012 I also started studying music production at
Point blank in London and at Berkeley in California in order to be
able to produce my own music. During these years I’ve been building
up a library with so many unfinished songs and a few months ago I
finally decided to put one of my productions online as a free
download. I have quite a few releases coming up at the moment so
that’s very exciting and a bit scary at the same time.
Next level with Petra, chat about acting, how did you first come to
want to be on camera?
When I was younger it was something I did because I thought it was
very fun. When I started taking courses in 2011 I realized how much
it gave me on a personal level but back then I never thought that I
was going to get work as an actress. I was even too shy to look for
an agent. I actually crossed my current agent Denis Planat in the
metro in Paris in 2012 when I was modeling. He asked me if I ever had
considered to work as an actress. I took his business card and ran
away and two years later I gave him a call and asked him if I could
meet him. We met up, started to work together and two weeks later I
booked my first role.
Who are some of your acting influences and what training have you
I’ve never been to drama school but I’ve been taking acting
classes in Paris for several years and tried quite a few different
coaches along the way. I try to take courses as often as I can in
order to constantly improve my skills and before auditions I take
private classes with my coach. My acting influences are Robert De
Niro Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Spacey, and Julianne Moore.
Above Picture: Petra in White
That is quite an impressive list of acting talent you are influenced
by, do you have a preference in film genres or acting styles? Do you
like to be the protagonist or antagonist in films?
love drama, action and thrillers. When it comes to acting styles I
would say that each individual has to find out what works best for
him/her. The training I had is more focused on the Stanislavski
method but I’m not not following any method wholeheartedly. If
you’re stuck with your character it can be good to have a certain
method as a help to guide you but in general I don’t follow any
special method. I don’t have a preference between playing the
protagonist or antagonist as long as the character is interesting.
Above Photo: Petra in Virtual Revolution
Getting into your latest action film, describe the audition process
for 'Virtual Revolution', if there was one, how did you get into
did the first audition for Virtual revolution in November 2015 and
found out that I had got the part in February 2016. In between I had
a few call backs and the director Guy-Roger Duvert obviously wanted
to make sure that I was the right match for the character so I was
asked to send him some self-tape videos during the audition process.
We were in contact through e-mail and Guy-Roger gave me indications
on what I had to work on and improve. I worked with a stunt-trainer
and learned some basic stunts and how to move with guns and how to
handle them in action. I also worked out a lot to be in good shape. I
watched videos of SWATCH training, bought myself a huge Soft Air gun
and trained at home.
Speaking of character, describe your powerful character to my
audience, she is kind of a mix of Ripley from Aliens and Sarah Conner
I feel? How about any cool set stories from Virtual Revolution?
would say that my character Kate is a mix between Sarah Connor and
Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica). Kate is an avatar inside a post
apocalyptic world called Olmetta. She’s a strong, focused person on
a mission. She’s always in control, well aware of her dangerous
surroundings. Because of the real person behind her avatar she keeps
a low profile in order to not get revealed.
Above Picture: Petra in Virtual Revolution
am looking forward to the full release of 'Virtual Revolution', what
is in the future for your acting and or DJ career, new films and
just finished filming a TV-series called ”Virgin” directed by
Nath Dumont in Paris and waiting for a road movie called ”I’ll
crush you & go to hell” by Fabio Soares to come out. On the
music side my focus is on music production and releasing more music.
I continue DJing as well and have many cool gigs coming up.
Wrapping up, you have had a very diverse career, please give advice
to young aspiring models and actresses you have learned along the
way, anything you know now you wish you knew when you started out?
”All the hard work, all the sacrifices, all the sleepless nights,
struggles, downfalls, it all pays off." If you want something,
go and get it. Set up goals but be realistic about them. Don’t let
anything or anyone stop you from reaching your goals!
on becoming a better self and surround yourself with good people that
reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel.
you Petra for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to conduct
this interview, watch for more exclusives on Petra when Virtual
Revolution comes out for official worldwide release!