CANADA-BASED actress Natasha Heschélle (NH) is grabbing the limelight as she stars in a television series watched on Amazon Prime, an American multinational conglomerate technology company.
In an interview with H-Metro reporter Desmond Munemo (DM), she revealed other artistic traits, which has made her a versatile entertainer.
DM: Who is Natasha Heschélle?
NH: My name is Natasha Chipo Mutungwazi, but I’m known professionally as Natasha Heschélle. From a very young age, i showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: dance, modelling, music and acting. I produced ‘Am the creator’ and star of the award winning web series Zahara: The return, currently streaming on Amazon prime UK and US. DM: When did you start your career? NH: I started my career when I was about six years old and I performed in numerous talent shows as a child, and I was also called to be an entertainer in the Miss Zimbabwe modelling contest in 2006. DM: What is the Zahara series all about? NH: The story explores the history of slavery and racism, and the tensions between a white supernatural world and a supernatural world of colour as an ancient black Druid rekindles her forbidden love with the son of her former master. It stars myself, Hannah Scot, Curtis Morgan, Dennis Nimoh and other cast DM- How do you manage to handle being a singer, dancer, actress and writer at the same time? NH: I always try to find a balance between acting, dancing and all by making time for each of my talents and taking up gigs that require at least one of them. It’s not easy, but it’s fun because it’s my passion and I don’t see myself doing anything else. DM: Any challenges in the arts industry? NH: The most challenging thing is being new in a competitive industry where nobody knows you. I got rejected so many times than I’d like to count. But my series finally gave me a breakthrough. DM: What have you achieved so far? NH: My single was released on April 10, 2020 and we already won 3 Gold Movie Awards. We’ve also been selected to screen at one of the biggest web series festivals in Canada called Toronto Webfest DM: What are your future prospects? NH: Currently own an entertainment company called Heschélle entertainment, and my goal is to grow it a big movie production and distribution company. I’m working hard on making this happen.
DM:Thank you for your time Natasha. NH:Thank you for the time as well.