Actress Gena Bishani was born in a small town in Southern Albania and is very passionate about art. The 22-year old will soon be playing a role in the up-coming movie The Dark Return Of Time, starring actors Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts and Matthew Ziff. Time for some questions and answers!
Where did your love for the arts begin?
“Gjirokaster is the place where everything began for me. This beautiful city awakened my passion and desire for the arts. I’ve left a significant part of myself there: my family.”
Have you always wanted to become an actress?
“Yes, it is my biggest dream and desire! I have never doubted that I was born to be an actress. I just can not imagine myself doing something else. I’m here today to make my dream come true! I’m so happy that I met a producer in the right place, at the right time. He happened to be looking for new talents.”
What can you tell about your role in the movie The Dark Return Of Time?
“I play a kidnapped young woman. It’s a sort of role that many girls around the world dream of. To me, this part is a proper beginning for a young actress. It’s a big opportunity for me and I will do my very best.”
What kind of roles would you love to play in the future?
“I’ve always liked films with social topics. I particularly like everything that has to do with reality. I enjoy action too. But I would not exclude the thriller genre, for example. I’m open to any sort of movie.”
What do you like most about acting?
“Acting is an inspiration to me and it has a powerful effect on me. What I like most about acting is that to become a successful actress, you should first be a real, authentic person. It’s good to be unique!”
What is your ultimate career goal?
“My ultimate goal is to play lead roles and to become an inspiration for many people. I would love to be a role model for people coming from poor countries, like myself. To make them believe no matter where you come from, if you want something with all your heart, you can reach your goal!”