Natalia Bryant, the 18-year-old daughter of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, has plans to pursue a career in the movie industry. Amazingly, she credits her father’s Oscar-winning performance as inspiration.
Natalia, who is currently enrolled as a freshman at the University of Southern California, has recently been signed to a modeling agency called IMG.
Since her entrance into the modeling world, she has done a Q&A where she credited her dad for being a source of inspiration. “My dad and I would always watch as many movies as we can and we’d go on movie marathons. And then we’d always analyze as many movies as we can and we’d talk about it for months,” she explained.
“Anywhere we’d go we’d just keep talking about different films and how it, like, reminds us of where we are,” Bryant’s eldest daughter included. She also included the sentiments, “t’s just things like that…. It just really inspired me and I was like, ‘I want to do this forever,'” and completely credited her father as the reason behind her career choices.
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Natalia Bryant loves that movies can affect human emotions!
“I think it’s just so cool how people are able to capture certain scenes [and] certain aesthetics and they’re able to make the audience feel a certain way,” Natalia shared, elaborating on why she finds the film industry so fascinating. She also added she wishes to be able to spark an emotional reaction to the viewers of her movies, stating, “I’m a big crier at movies so I’m like how did they make me cry about that scene? I want to be able to do that. I want to be able to make those audiences feel the same way that I did.”
Following in her father’s footsteps, Natalia has big plans to add another Academy Award to their family’s collection. “In 10 years. I want to win an Oscar. I’m not sure for what, or for what Oscar category, but that’s on my list,” the 18-year-old proclaimed. She went on to comment, “And I want to make a film where I can incorporate fashion and those fashion aspects, and I think combining my two passions, that’s just amazing. I want to be able to do that.”
Furthermore, Natalia did not hide the fact that she believes Paris is an epicenter for fashion and film, which makes it one of her all-time favorite places to visit. “I think I was really little, maybe four, and I just remember eating so many crepes. The whole trip I was just eating crepes the entire time,” she said, remembering her first visit to France. “Over the years, the more I went to Paris the more I fell in love with the city.”
More on how fashion influences her, Natalia elaborated on her love of fashion and said, “I love how fashion inspires different people from different cultures and different parts of the country. you can gain inspiration from anything and anyone and I think that’s one of the most beautiful things about fashion.”
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