Check out our interview with Indie Film Star actress Olivia Dudek.
Olivia is the titular character for the upcoming indie film ANA, written and starring “Jane the Virgin”’s Rafael Augustin. The film, also stars “Vida”’s Rocío López and “The Wolf of Wall Street” Silvia Kal.
Olivia is also known for guest-starring roles on “Modern Family,” “Greek,” and “NCIS.”
Follow Olivia at @oliviadudek_
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Brave, Unwavering, Empathetic.
Who is your role model?
How did you get started in acting?
I booked a Mastercard commercial while I was going to dance school in New York and caught the acting bug.
How has this changed your life?
It’s given me permission to be who I am and explore all the sides of me, that I didn’t have an outlet to while growing up.
Tell us about your work on indie film “ANA?”
I play the lead role in a beautiful story of a young girl who is a ballerina turned stripper. She’s an immigrant and has to work under the table. Her mother is in the hospital on life support and she does everything she can to support her. It will come out late this year!
What was our experience like working on this project alongside “Jane the Virgin’s” Rafael Augustin?
Rafael was a champion and rock for me since my early stages of auditioning. During the shoot, he was always on set to offer me advice, remind me that I was talented and that they chose me. They knew that I could live out the part even when I felt nervous.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Creating art. Providing a piece for someone to connect to that may not have the resources, bravery or words.
How would you explain your fashion style?
My style is confident, minimalist, youthful and classic.
What’s next for Olivia Dudek in 2020?
Writing! I have a book in the works that covers all of my Hollywood trials & tribulations.
What is your own definition of happiness?
I’m the happiest when I’m living out my purpose, working hard in a very specific direction to live out all of the gifts that God has given me.
What does a normal day in your life look like?
I’m an early bird. I start with prayer, coffee, and hit all my social media, PR and agent requests. Then I turn off my phone and focus on whatever script or audition I’m currently working on. Then it’s usually a shoot, meeting or casting of some form. After, I’ll get a workout in and then get glammed up to head out to an event or screening to support a cause I’m involved in.
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Going to church and then hangin’ with my Man. He works extremely hard and only has Sundays off; I let him sleep in while I go to church and then we’re foodies so we’ll either go out to a nice dinner or stay in and relax, he’ll play video games while I read my book.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Jesus. I would want to see what his physical demeanor is like and replicate it.
Best advice ever given?
Be mindful of who you surround yourself with.
Do you support any charity?
LA Food Bank & Read Across America.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
My Bible, acrylic nails and reading glasses.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
Married, writing books, traveling, producing TV shows, with my own fashion & beauty lines, working on projects with awesome people and creative teams.
Favorite song? Why?
Deitrick Haddon – Masterpiece. Just listen to it.
What music do you like?
Gospel! I love anything Kirk Franklin, Chance the Rapper, Deitrick Haddon, Travis Greene
What do you think of Social Media?
Love it! I think it’s a great way to follow artists you look up to and update people on your work.
Where we can follow you?
What is your favorite:
Quote: “Do more of what makes you happy”
Singer/Artist: Lauryn Hill
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Travel Destination: Tokyo, JP
Sports Team: Lakers
Tv Show: Friends
Book: The Giver
Photo Credit: Bjoern Kommerell