Interview with Nicole Leier
(photo via Studio Aviva)
1. I know you, but some people may not.
So could you please introduce yourself to the world?
"Well.... my name is Nicole Leier and I am an actress, producer, director and
at the moment I’m living in New York. My most recent project was with Nicolas Cage,
it’s a film that just came out called A Score to Settle. I love my dog baby (ig: @kona_pupp) more than anything in the world and my favorite food is truffle pasta."
2. What was your first job in the entertainment industry?
Also, what did you do before that?
"I’ve actually been an actress/model my entire life..
I have had some interesting side jobs.. I was a flight attendant for a little.
One of my first jobs was on a show called Edgemont Road that ran for five years."
3. Did you study acting before getting into the industry?
"Before I started acting professionally I took acting in high school and
I was always in the high school plays. I learned very quickly that when
you’re an actor you’re always a student of life.
I continually study no matter what level I am at or how busy I am.
My favorite acting coaches are Mr. Larry Moss & AMAW."
4. If you could work with anyone you'd want,
who would that person be and why?
"It’s been a huge dream of mine my whole life to work with Meryl Streep,
as well as Martin Scorsese. It would also be a dream to work with Brad Pitt
or Leonardo DiCaprio. This list could go on and on."
5. What does a normal day in your life looks like?
"Every day I have a few things that are musts... I always do my voice work and
I always work out. The rest of the day definitely changes depending on
what kind of auditions or meetings that I have going on..."
6. Where is your favorite place to be and why?
"I have to be honest my favorite place to be would be on stage or working on a film set getting lost in the work.. also traveling anywhere is a huge favorite of mine."
7. If you could, what would be the one advice
you would want to give to your younger self?
"Listen to your gut and work harder than you think you should."
8. What is one of the best advice that you've got?
Who was the person that gave it to you?
"The best advice I’ve received is from the acting coach Mr. Larry Moss.
He shared with us in class about putting in the work every day..
even when you don’t feel like it."
9. What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
"Oh....this is a hard question for me... I think my biggest accomplishment to-date would be my last project working with Mr. Nicolas Cage. For that project I had to audition against all of the men. I was so honored that the writers decided to change the character from male to female for me because of my performance in the audition room it was quite the honor. I truly hope to continue doing work at that level for many many years to come."
10. If you could book any role in the next years to come,
what would that dream role be?
"I would really love to book the leading role in a comedy film.
Maybe something with Rebel Wilson. I absolutely love her so much!!!!"
11. Is there anything you can disclose about any new project?
"I have a new short film that I actually acted in as well as executive produced, called
Cashed Out.. it’ll be doing the film festival circuit starting next month.
As well as - A Score To Settle - has its UK release on September 23."
12. What is the best part about life on set?
"The best part for me about being on set is all of the people...
I love how we all come together for the same cause and together we create art."
13. In the end, is there anything you'd like to say to the people who support you?
"I feel so honored to be supported by so many amazing people.
Sometimes the support is the one thing that gets me through the hard days.
I am forever grateful."
Nicole Leier is a Canadian actress, known for her work on projects as: Edgemont, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, A Score to Settle, Cashed Out etc. Follow her on instagram: @nicolegleier :)