Happy Birthday actor Indira Varma
Born: May 14, 1973 in Bath, Somerset, England, UK
[about her drama training] I grew up, psychologically and emotionally. You were constantly asked to delve deep into yourself. You know, method acting and all that. In Improv you’d think to yourself, “Right. My character’s been raped, and beaten up, and now’s she’s tied up in this room”. And you’d say to people, “Ooh. Could you throw me down the stairs before my improvisation and tie me up?” It wasn’t a case of acting, it was where you became the person. Ridiculous, but really good fun.
I’ve been doing serious acting for as long as I’ve been working, but sadly, most Asians don’t attend plays or tune into what they consider arty dramas, but I know they’ll watch Bride & Prejudice (2004). It’s not exactly serious acting, but at least I won’t be seen as…
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