The Heroine’s Journey of Sharune

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love the freedom of creative explorations! It is a journey full of research discoveries with every script. I also love the networking possibilities. It allowed me to meet extraordinary people, work with them and get advice. I appreciate the ability to enter new worlds, a beautiful process! I like to capture the audience’s attention and allow them to indulge the character’s story stepping into a dreamlike world, laughing and crying, connecting and surprising together.

What is my idea of happiness?

Happiness for me is undefined. It is a cauldron feeling of positivity, inner peace, freedoms, cosiness, goals…Even though it sounds complicated, it is simple. It is living my best timeline here – growing and developing. I choose to be happy.

What is my greatest fear?

Hard to say…Maybe not fulfilling all my dreams would be a tough one.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I wish I trusted myself more in certain situations…It is all part of the learning curve.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

From the acting point of view, I admire Alicia Vikander. It’s inspiring to see her create strong women characters and fighters. Stories that make you think, like Ex Machina or The Danish Girl. Also, Meryl Streep – the legend. Kristen Stewart. Sandra Bullock. Hyun Bin. Jennifer Aniston. Quentin Tarantino. Too many to mention!

What is my greatest extravagance?

Choosing acting as a career path!

On what occasion would I lie?

I try my best to be an honest and truthful person. However, sometimes my characters are not!

 What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

There are not many things I dislike. If I had to choose, line learning is my least favourite part.

When and where was I the happiest in my work?

I am happiest when I work with positive people, animals and creatures! There have been many happy memories in my work and outside of it. To mention one would be meeting Sir Ian McKellen at the Equity Awards ceremony.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would like to have a better singing voice. I am taking some singing lessons to train the one I have. It is a personal goal to improve voice quality.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I had an opportunity to portray a complicated violinist Eva in the thriller Play With Me, directed by Yezid Jimenez. I spent hours in research and exploration for it. I was even allowed to sleep on set one night between shoots!

Where would I most like to live?

Ideally somewhere near the sea or ocean.

What is my most treasured possession?

My hard drive as it stores beautiful memory pictures. It is nostalgic. Emotional. It is full of stories and reflects on how much things can change.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Determination when I set my mind on something.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

There are many inspirational locations in London yet the place that I adore most is just a little bit south of it. It is a small aerodrome in Redhill with a Pilot’s hub café where you can sit nearby the runways and spot the planes and helicopters.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city?

I like Brasserie Zédel. It is an art deco styled restaurant near Piccadilly Circus. A little bit of a secret location if you are not familiar with it, it looks just like a regular café from outside!

What books influenced my life and how?

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Citadelle and Le Petit Prince. It Is his life masterpieces with many great truthful insights and intimate observations. Rhonda Byrne – The Secret series, books and film. It is good for finding a different approach in life – following the law of attraction principles, helped me through dark days.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day?

KAWALA. They have a few tunes that give this surreal feeling of belonging. Sam Fender. Still Corner, especially The Trip song.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Sylvanas Windrunner.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I am very grateful for my mentor Janet Urban and my UK agent Kyra J Willis. One cannot simply put a price on the value of their advice.

Which movie would I recommend seeing once in a lifetime?

Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001), Wonderful World (2009), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Shutter Island (2010), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Kill Bill 1&2 (2003, 2004), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).

What role do stories play in my life and work?

Life is stories. And the more stories you touch or connect with, the richer your life becomes.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me?

I agree with these words, they are truthful. I believe that you have to strive for your best with the circumstances presented.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, a partner in crime?

My husband.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

In the future, my dream is to work with Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson.

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to working on?

I have a few projects in pre-production as an actress and behind the scenes! The most exciting one would be a web series and feature film, but I cannot give details as NDA, watch the space on my Insta!

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

We will be releasing a few projects to public spaces like Youtube, but that’s towards summer!

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I think to me, it directly feeds into my dream of bettering myself as an actress. Ever since I started learning this craft, it has been a journey of numerous discoveries and will not stop until I leave this realm.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

Katrina Spencer, Mylo Gregory, Kyra J Willis, Gintaras Lazickas, Agata Nielsen.

How can you contact me?

Via https://www.sharune.co.uk/ or https://instagram.com/sharuneofficial

Thank you for your support and kindness!

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