Sara Visser is not just a pretty face, she is also one hell of an actress. We recently sat down to talk to her about her acting career in the Big Apple and her upcoming projects, including a webseries she wrote and produced with a friend. Here is what this incredibly talented star shared with us:
Please introduce yourself to the readers:
My name is Sara Visser, I was born in Weert, Netherlands, a small city in the south of Holland. Growing up with an acting teacher/director for a mother, an artist for a father, and a sister who sings, art was always a huge part of my life and from a very young age I began to explore my own creative talents.
How and when did you first get into performing?
Because my mother was a director and acting teacher I began acting very young. I think I was 6 when I joined my first acting group and 9 when I was in my first musical performed at a big theatre in our town. The show was directed by my mother which was very embarrassing at times.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
I love strong women with a strong sense of self and an even stronger sense of humor. Growing up, I loved the work of Joanna Lumley in the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She inspired me a lot. She started out as a model and was first only cast for her looks. That was her way in so that after a while she could show how insanely talented and funny she really was. She has the ideal career. She does Broadway, film and TV. She’s admired and well respected in the acting world, but still has her privacy. Other women I admire for the same reasons are: Patti Lupone and Megan Mullally.
What kind of training have you had, if any?
I studied 3 years at the Film Acting Academy in Amsterdam and 3 years at the day Conservatory of Stella Adler New York.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
In our final school production, I played Judith Bliss in Noel Coward’s comedy Hay Fever. A story about a fading actress who moved to the county side with her family to rusticate gracefully but can’t stay out of the spotlight and turns her house into a stage and her family and guests into her audience.
What has been one of your biggest achievements in your career so far?
I produced a web series with my best friend Lola Sieber here in New York called “Yeeah she did”. It’s a mockumentary about our lives as srtuggling actresses in the Big Apple. It was an amazing experience! We shot 5 episodes up until now and I can’t wait to shoot more.
What projects do you have coming up?
This year I’ll be playing Cat Woman in the new series “Arham Archives” and Leah in the Crime Drama “Wall”.
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
Bobby Cannavale, because he’s amazing and sexy!
What are your plans for the future?
I’ll be staying in New York for now. Also, because I have my modeling agency here. But who knows what the future brings. I might move to LA in a while.
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
Never wait around for other people to offer you work!