Finnish-Born Actress and International Celebrity Anna Easteden Visits The Film Festival Home

A brief introduction of Anna

"Anna Easteden is a Finnish -born farmer's daughter, an international model and a Los Angeles, CA -based award nominated actress. Easteden started her career as a teenager after receiving a large modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency. She holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science from Univeristy of California, Berkeley. In Tokyo she modeled for large companies: Kanebo, Sony, Nissen, Wacoal, Oricom, NEC and Lux, among many others. In addition to working in Japan, Easteden, who loves traveling, worked in other countries, such as Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand." IMDb

Anna Easteden takes a seat in the Film Fan Hot Seat!

FFH: At what age did you know you wanted to be an actor? 

AE: I was 6 years old when I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry. At that time I was just thinking of being a model. Later on, after becoming a model and working all over the world, I got interested in acting so much that it became my profession. I love being an actor, because I wanted to be many things when I grew up: lawyer, flight attendant, travel agent, nun, etc - so now I get to be all of those tings as an actor. 

FFH: Where did you grow up and when was the last time you visited?

AE: I grew up middle of nowhere in Finland. I grew up on a farm with my parents and my brother. My brother owns the farm currently, so it is nice that it is still in the family and I can go back whenever I want to. But... I haven't been back for about three years now. I think it is time to go to Finland again this year. 

FFH: At the movie theater concessions stand. Which do you choose: soda, popcorn or candy?

AE: Popcorn. I don't drink any soda. Candy I do eat sometimes, especially black licorice. But popcorn is the healthiest alternative of these choices! I actually make my own popcorn at home in a kettle on stove top. Super delicious. I am a salt person, I love salty things. 

FFH: Movie rental kiosk/app. Which category do you select first: new release, action, horror, comedy or documentary?

AE: I alternate between documentary and comedy. I get scared so easily when watching horror that I can never watch it at home - I'll be too afraid to do anything afterwards, including going to the bathroom. I love watching documentaries and learning new things and comedy is nice relief every once in a while. 

FFH: What are your top 5 favorite films of all time? 

AE: Pretty Woman, Bridges of Madison County, Room, El Mariachi, and Gone With the Wind. 

FFH: An actor or director whom you haven't worked with yet, but would like to on a future project.

AE: Clint Eastwood. I love the way he works - gently directing his actors. I'd love to experience that. 

FFH: What projects are you currently working on?

AE: I recently shot an episode of "Kingdom" for DirecTV, so that will be coming out sometime this year. It was a lot of fun for me as I got to work with a real UFC fighter, Matt Hughes. 

FFH: Where can fans stay updated with you on Social Media? 

AE: You can find me on twitter and instagram @AnnaEasteden 

On Facebook:

I am really active on social media and I try to respond to lots of people there, so tweet, like, reply and comment away! 

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