“In modelling and commercial acting it is very important to be confident and believe in yourself, because if you doubt yourself it will show.”
- Jordy Casteleijn
- What has been your favourite modelling job so far?
Hard to choose, but I guess the job in Portugal, I was flown there in business class, we had 3 days of shooting; 1 on a super awesome sail yacht, 1 on a festival and 1 in a set-up pool-party at a beautiful mansion. So basically we we’re just partying with tons of cool people and beautiful women around us. How good can life be? #thanksagainBecks!
- What are some of the brands you have worked with?
Desigual, Coca-cola, Beck’s, Carlsberg, Pegasus, Audi, Font Vella
- What do you like most about modelling?
Travelling, new teams every time, the amount of free time next to the jobs.
- Do you have any funny stories from photoshoots?
The moment when Adriana Lima walked in on the Desigual set and first saw me. I was lying down on a kind of (fire) hearth… naked. With just a paper folded plane on my private parts. She walks in and sees me, that moment she asks me, ‘what is it that you’re wearing?’. You don’t want to know the feeling I felt, here I am meeting one of world’s top models, crazy beautiful woman of my dreams and I’m wearing only a paper folded airplane. Ha! we had a good laugh though!
- Which actor do you admire?
Leonardo DiCaprio - need I say anything at all? this guy nails it every time, any role you give him he freaking nails it and this is since he started his acting career, such a natural! And if that isn’t enough, next to his work as an actor he is such a big inspiration for me with his work on doing good for the world, a true environmentalist, pure awesomeness!
- What advice would you give to aspiring models?
Hard one, since I’m not too sure what it is that makes a successful model. I guess something very important is to be confident and believe in yourself, because if you doubt yourself it will show, and thats not what clients are looking for. A thick skin might come in handy as well, it’s not personal, so don’t take it personal. They judge you on the way you look, not the way you are, but its the way you are that will count in the long run, never forget this. Of course make the effort to look good on the outside, but put at least equal that effort on looking good on the inside. Ow, and hey, be friendly. But thats an advice that works very well for anybody, not just aspiring models ;)
- I know that getting into commercials is very difficult. What pointers would you give to any models or actors trying to land a commercial acting gig?
Try to go into castings relaxed, tell yourself that they’re also just people (which is actually true), and talk with them like how you would talk to your family or friends. Then don’t be embarrassed, they asked you to act out something really odd, then don’t be embarrassed when you actually start to act odd. Make sure that in the casting you really understand what the casting director is looking for and wants to see from you. If you’re not completely clear, just keep asking until you’re fully sure of what they would like to see in your acting; then kill it!
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Photography and Interview by @breznanikova.photography