Meet Alice Jamal, the British born French-Middle Eastern actress making waves in the New York City film industry. Her passion for performing started at a young age and has led her on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
In this exclusive interview, Alice shares her unique perspective on the industry, her defining moment, and how she overcame her biggest challenge.
Growing Up and Standing Out
Alice’s love for performing started with her need for attention as the youngest sibling. This drive led her to put on countless one-woman performances for her family and guests.
As she got older, she began to appreciate the power of storytelling and the impact it can have on an audience. For Alice, being an artist means shining a light on the connectivity and collectivity of human beings.
Standing Out in the Industry
Alice’s stand-out quality is her obsession with growth and continuous improvement. She is exceptionally organized and tracks her progress, results, and any trends in her work.
As a Virgo sun, Alice’s attention to detail and perfectionism drives her to constantly challenge herself and learn from others.
This mindset was inspired by actor Daniel Kaluuya, who said that if he doesn’t book a job after three auditions, he goes back to his books and training to figure out what went wrong.
This attitude has helped Alice maintain stability, success, and enrichment in her career.
Alice’s defining moment came at sixteen years old when she wasn’t allowed to take Drama as one of her subjects in the last two years of high school.
Despite this setback, a drama teacher took Alice on to do a personal course, which led to the creation of two one-woman shows.
These shows were the cement that solidified Alice’s love for drama and acting. She realized that acting was the only thing she could and would ever want to dedicate her life to.
Alice’s biggest challenge in her career thus far was playing the character Mel from Hannah Benitez’s ‘Adaptive Radiation.’ The physicality required to play an animal-like character was a struggle for Alice.
She found herself getting stuck in her head, reverting to childhood anxieties about being clumsy and awkward.
To overcome this challenge, Alice went back to her notebooks from her first year of theatre training, focusing on movement and Alexander Technique work.
This allowed her to trust her instrument and embody her inner animal, ultimately silencing the chatter in her brain and surrendering to the scene.
Alice Jamal is a unique and driven artist in the film industry, with a passion for growth and self-improvement.
Her journey from one woman performances to the big screen is a testament to her dedication and determination. We can’t wait to see where her talent takes her next.
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