Larissa Altafim

by Sherif Awad

Larissa Altafim

-I am Brazilian born but lived in Australia from a young age... I have always wanted to be an actress since I was very little but I never had the courage to do it because in my head it wasn't a 'normal' career. Therefore, I ended up working in the legal sector for a while, then I moved onto something more creative such as marketing, content creation etc… And now I am here.... I used to love and still  Julia Roberts (I love a good chick flick!) ... I also watched LOTS of TV soaps when I was growing up, especially Brazilian and Mexican soaps, therefore I think some Brazilian actresses were pretty remarkable to me. There are a few that I could name actually: Regina Duarte, Carolina Dickman, Caroline Ferraz... (AND the writer of all my favourite Brazilian Soaps - Manoel Carlos - HE IS AMAZING...best storyteller ever, his soaps are superb)...

-I won a scholarship to study acting, so that was pretty good for me. I am incredibly grateful for it...
I am also a very hands-on person and I think acting is a very 'hands on' job too, therefore, since I started, I have been taking online classes but I have also just taught myself the craft by reading books, plus applying these knowledges on the actual work that I do... It's very satisfying for me now, but as I am a fairly new actress and I have pretty BIG goals, I will keep working towards my goals  until I get what I want … So far, so good. I am very humble and I treat everyone fairly and with a lot of respect, so I have always been treated well... I approach new projects with a lot of love, respect and determination to get the job done... I also work as a life coach as well, and I also work for a tech company. And, I am starting a podcast soon + sometimes I do some mental health advocacy work which also one of my passions... I am fairly new as well in the industry. But, I would say, NEVER give up on your dreams, and NEVER allow others to tell you who you are, so know who you are at a deep level. Also, do some deep inner work if you can (self-love is key here…)

-I am a pretty balanced person but I generally have a morning routine which combines: meditation, prayer, watching interesting videos, sometimes studying + some sort of exercise which could be yoga, dance, HIT, or pilates. BUT,  I always make time to do REALLY FUN things (whatever that may be for me when I take time for it...).

-I am starting a new acting course soon + doing some current acting work + auditioning for a bunch of stuff, so lets see. And, in terms of future projects - Netflix...