Interview with actress and model Yara Elle Khawam

actress, high social class

I come from a very high standard family of doctors and high social class. When I was a teenager and I told them what my dreams were, they were completely against it.

What attracted you to begin a career as an actor and model?
Ever since I was a little girl I was so mesmerized by actors like Elizabeth Montgomery and Liz Taylor and I realized how much they had an impact on me while growing up as a women. And this made me want to pursue a career where I could be whoever I want and express all my emotions and feelings. Now to be a model is such an empowerment for me, it gives me the tools to express my confidence and self-love.

Since beginning your career tell me about a situation that has made you proud. Why was this, and what was the outcome?
I come from a very high standard family of doctors and high social class. When I was a teenager and I told them what my dreams were, they were completely against it. They thought I was crazy and i was kicked out of the house several times for wanting to pursue my passion. I overcame that by proving to them that having a dream and working hard on it pays off. I still am struggling but it’s a beautiful journey that they now have become accustomed to.

Who is your role model from within the Acting and modeling industry, and why?
Bette Davis and Elizabeth montgomery are always in the back of my mind whenever I decide to throw myself in an acting or modeling project. I am for sure influenced by them as well as many others. However these two are the ones i grew up with and feel like they’re a part of me.

What type of acting role would interest you the most, and why?
Every kind. I love to experience my boundaries and seek through the realm of this industry. It would be a waste to only stick to one kind only.

What advice would you give someone that wants to make it in this industry?
They’re going to think you’re too idealistic, don’t listen to them. And you’re gonna want to give up, don’t.

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