"I think we’ve all got those insecurities. Of your partner no longer finding you interesting or attractive or whatever. It’s human, so it was a pretty easy relatable head space to climb into. She can feel the changes in her husband. Things are unraveling and she’s really sort of helpless to do anything about it cause he’s not talking so the natural conclusion is to put the blame on herself. On her own faults which was actually kind of heartbreaking but I dig that kind of stuff. It gives me a lot to grab onto. "Nya Hass on playing Theo in Striking Vipers
Nya Hass just casually being beautiful in New York July 21, 2019
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU MADE IT?Cosmopolitan Magazine January 2019 Getting to Know Me Better: Nya Hass
I actually have two moments that come to mind. The first one was when I got my first paycheck and was able to move out of my mom’s house. The second one was when Angela Bassett called me by name at a party. I walked by and she actually stopped talking to people to talk to me and I was in such awe that I just nodded and smiled the whole time like an idiot. I can’t even remember what she said cause I was just thinking about all the movies I’ve seen her in and how surreal it all was.
WHO WOULD YOU LOVE TO WORK WITH?
Oh God, so many people. Angela Bassett [ laughs ]. Oh and Steve Buscemi and Ava Duvernay and Jordan Peele. And Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland cause I really want to voice a character on Rick and Morty. [ laughs ] Come on, pickle Rick? That shit is amazing.
WHAT DO YOU HATE THE MOST ABOUT BEING FAMOUS?
The word famous. I hate it. What does that even mean? That you’re popular? That’s like, nothing. Who cares? I’m a storyteller. A performer. An entertainer. An actress. Don’t call me famous, man. It bums me out a little.
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL?
In sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no make-up on. I mean that’s what Drake said and I mean, why would he lie? And yes I assume Drake is always talking about me in his songs. And I’ll continue to believe that unless he tells me differently.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
I wouldn’t. Everything younger me did landed me where I am now. Also, I watch a lot of time travel movies and I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to interact with other versions of yourself. That’s how Marty fucked things up in Back to the Future, right ? [ laughs ] I don’t know how it works exactly.
"The timing of the film was definitely interesting. I'd just had a baby. I was a new mother. I was busy you know doing my mom thing when I got the call. But I love those people so much and I loved the character and the story that I couldn’t imagine not being a part of continuing Bianca’s story. And Ryan and everyone was so accommodating with the scheduling. It was also nice that I didn't have to worry about losing any weight. All the stars just sort of aligned. "