The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?
Veronika London: Love and lack of attention – A few years ago I was in love and in a relationship with an animator who was at times was more fascinated to check out the girls in Maxim magazine and watch beautiful actresses. I decided to become that “girl.” Needless to say that relationship didn’t work out. Turns out he liked fantasizing about these women but didn’t actually want to be with one.
TDQ: Who was your favorite actress growing up?
London: I didn’t watch much TV growing up or have a favourite actress. Getting into the entertainment business wasn’t really the plan. I was always more inclined to playing sports, taking up karate or dancing around. I use to have a hard time sitting down when I was younger. Now I have big screen withdrawals if I don’t watch a movie at least once a week.
TDQ: Who was your favorite model growing up?
London: I’m a big fan of Cindy Crawford- I loved how she wasn’t the usual 95 pound runway model and was part of that era of when “Supermodels” existed and their whole “I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”-Linda Evangelista.
TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?
London: “The Exorcist”- it makes me nervous and scares me. I would love to take on a role like Emily. Anything that challenges the mind appeals to me.
TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
London: Trust your instinct. Get ready because all you need is one hit and everything can change in a split second.
TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?
London: Follow the rules, play the good girl and to play up a certain image. – I know who I am, what I’m about, what I am willing to exploit and have a burning desire which is uncomfortable at times. My way of doing things might not be the “right” way-but trusting my instinct seems to be working.
TDQ: Who are your influences?
London: Very early on it was actress Noelle Dubois. Right now, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna. I’m pretty much fascinated and most influenced by those who create multimillion-dollar brands out of a certain image.
Part 2 of our TDQ Q&A With Veronika London will run next Friday