Natsumi Kuroda

actor London

In my favourite novel, 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho, there is a sentence, 'when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it'. 

Thanks to inevitable things disguising as coincidence and the support from others, I have been achieving what I really want. For example some said it's impossible to study Shakespeare in British acting school with my poor English and distinctive accent. Some even said the only way to work as an actor in the UK was to get married to someone British. These were not true at all.

I came to the UK in 2013 to broaden people’s perception of ‘we’ using the world of theatre. Society seems to be confusing who is ‘we’ who is ‘they' and where the borders are. Through acting, I want to say all human beings are the same. We can share our happiness, our sadness, and there are no mysterious ‘they' you can hurt or be indifferent to. I might be perceived as 'they' in the UK, but I believe my role is to say I am just one of you.

In English