The Ukrainian starred in the popular series from Netflix: who is she and how did she get into Hollywood

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Actress and producer Alina Smolyar, who was born in Odessa but has been working in Los Angeles, California since 2014, has landed the lead role in the popular series on the Netflix streaming service. Ivona writes about it.

Ukrainian starred in the popular Netflix series: who is she and how did she get to Hollywood

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The actress got the role of the mythical Siren episode “Jibaro” of Love, Death & Robots.

The episode was nominated for an Emmy

The series, where Alina played, received a nomination for the Emmy Award. Filmed by Oscar winner director Alberto Mielgo.

The series is executive produced by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club, House of Cards). Critics compare it to Black Mirror. The episodes do not depend on each other in terms of plot, they are not united exclusively by the theme stated in the title, writes 24tv.

In the Jibaro series, enchanted by the siren's cry, two squads of knights perish. Only the deaf warrior survives. He begins to pursue the mythical girl. However, it is impossible to say something good about their relationship – they are more like the interaction of two unhealthy predators.

Alina about the project

The actress notes that these were unusual and very interesting shots.

“Impressive is the development of technology in the film industry, as well as the idea and directorial vision of Alberto. We immediately found a common language and the entire filming process took place in record time,” she shared her impressions. . Visually, her extravagance was complemented by a variety of jewelry, style elements that women wear in many tribes and cultures.

“The idea was to create a woman who is so overflowing with gold and treasure that we hardly see the woman behind it all. It’s just beauty that dazzles so much that it doesn’t matter if there is a person there or not,” Smolyar explained.

The history of the actress

According to Wikipedia, Alina Smolyar was born in 1992 in Odessa. While studying at a secondary school, she attended theater circles, constantly participated in various performances. In addition, in childhood (up to 12 years old) she was engaged in drawing. At the same time she graduated from a music school in piano.

In high school, she thoroughly prepared for admission to the theater department: she read a lot of literature on this topic, learned a lot of new information. Studied in the workshop of Pavel Chomsky and Sergei Golomazov. In 2012, she starred in an episode in the Russian television series “The Sure Way”. Her filmography consists of about 20 films and series.

After graduation, Alina moved to the USA in 2014, where she entered the Hollywood Film Academy. A few years later, the actress managed to sign contracts with Disney and Warner Brothers. At the same time, she mastered the production activity.

The short film Molehill, shot by Alina Smolyar, received seven awards at international film festivals

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