EXCLUSIVE | 'Lost in Space' star Mina Sundwall open up on the many layers of Penny Robinson
Hollywood is a land of dreams and a lot of young actors come here to try their luck. Some of them make a successful career in the industry while others are not quite that lucky. We have seen a massive influx of young actors making an impact with their performances and laying a strong foundation for their careers.
Actors such as Ezra Miller, McKenna Grace, and Tom Holland are some of the shining examples of how youngsters have managed to woo audiences with their skills. Another name that has taken the television industry by storm is none other than Mina Sundwall. Born in New York, the actor made her first appearance on television in 2012 and since then she hasn't looked behind. In 2014, Sundwall made an appearance on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and garnered praise for her role. However, since 2019, she has been a part of the Netflix sci-fi show 'Lost in Space' in which she plays the role of Penny Robinson. She has been making strides in her career and will next be seen in a feature film next year.
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MEAWW caught up with the actor and discussed her acting career and who inspired her to take up acting.
Q. You began your career in 2010 with a couple of short movies and went on to act in movies of different genres. So, how’s your journey been in Hollywood? Were you always fascinated by acting or did it happen suddenly?
Mina: The journey has been great. I don’t know if it’s quite “Hollywood” Hollywood, but it’s been great. It’s all I wanted to do since I was young and I feel really lucky to have my toe dipped in a bunch of different things and I am really excited about all the new things that are to come.
I always wanted to be an actor and I went through phases when I was young and there were many different things I wanted to be when I was older but it’s always been around storytelling and understanding people. I guess, right now the conversation is about the acting-directing mix. So yeah, it’s always been about storytelling.
Q. You have worked in a variety of projects like 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Freeheld', and 'Legends of Tomorrow'. There's so much difference in these genres. Which of them is your favorite and which of them has been particularly challenging for you?
Mina: I don’t think I have a favorite genre. I am always interested in a complicated person and multi-layered person who is not saying everything that he or she is thinking. I love watching all genres of movies. However, I really do love horror. So if I had to pick one then it would be horror or thriller-drama might be right up my alley.
Q. So, yes next set of questions is a fun rapid-fire and will let your fans know more about you.
Mina: Brazil, The Lobster, The Princess Bride, and Death at a Funeral.
Mina: I love ‘The Princess Bride’ book.
Mina: My mom’s Italian. So, my mom's cooked food.
Mina: Reading and writing
If you weren't an actor, which profession you would have chosen?
Mina: I am studying at University for Psychology right now. So, it would have been probably something related to that.
Q. Who inspired you to take up acting?
Mina: I think my parents were the biggest inspiration for me. They were very supportive and that made me really comfortable to take it seriously. My mom was a child actor and she grew up in Italy. We are a very artistic family and everybody is in the arts in one way or the other.
Q. Any future projects that we should be looking forward to?
Mina: I just wrapped a movie that I am really proud of and have a lot of love for. Also, I have just started directing so I am excited for more of that in the future.