From her personal style to her role on “Smallville,” Laura Vandervoort opens up about about passion, inspiration, and kindness.
Stunning, talented, kind … those are just a few words to describe the lovely Laura Vandervoort, the cover star of InLOVE’s Winter 2018 edition. In a recent interview with InLove Magazine, we spoke with the actress about her sense of style and what it takes to be a hero.
You might recognize Vandervoort from her roles on “Supergirl,” “Bitten,” “V” or from the hit series “Smallville.” The Canadian-born performer is not only known for her work on both the big and small screen, but also behind-the-scenes. As an artist, she’s someone who also knows how to embrace each of her many talents.
Whether she’s acting, studying martial arts (yes, she has a second- degree black belt in karate) or taking a stand as a voice for animals through PETA campaigns, Vandervoort proves that when it comes to strength and beauty, true power comes from within.
Sari Cohen: Let’s talk “Smallville.” What did you love most about being a part of that show? What was your favorite part about playing Kara Kent?
Laura Vandervoort: “Smallville” was my first larger American series. It was such an honor to portray TV’s first Supergirl. I was extremely nervous at first, but over time I began to really have fun playing Kara Kent. One of the best parts of being on that show, beside the cast and crew who were incredible, was becoming a part of the superhero world, a part of the superhero family, a family that very much includes the fans. “Smallville” has an incredible fan base and their support, even to this day, has meant so much to me.
Out of all of your characters, from “Smallville” to “Bitten” to “Supergirl,” which do you relate to the most?
I’d have to say I relate most to Elena from “Bitten.”
Can you tell me about what you’re working on now and what you have coming up?
I’m currently working on a series called “Ice.” The show shoots both in Vancouver and South Africa. I play a ‘firebrand’ attorney. In addition, I just wrapped a show called “Frankie Drake” in Toronto, Canada. This show takes place in the 1920s. I am also in the beginning stages of developing a project in Canada that I am very excited about. I have a film in theaters [starting] Oct. 27, called “Jigsaw” which is part of the “Saw” franchise.
When it comes to loving what you do, what advice would you give our readers?
I think you just have to know that there will always be ups and downs when doing the things, you love. You have to expect that. However, good things come to those who wait for those who continue to learn and continue to pursue what they believe in. Passion can include wanting to give up at times. That is a part of the process. I can’t tell you how many times growing up I wanted to walk away when things got tough. You have to keep reminding yourself why you started doing it in the first place, and what your passion means the world to you.
Photographer: Ryan Jerome
Creative Director: Elena Vasilevsky
Stylist: Gabriel Langenbrunner
Makeup: Leibi Carias
Hair: Tony Vin
Production: Eggy Production
Fashions: stella McCartney, Miu Miu, Eva Luna, Sachin & Babi, Nissa Jewelry
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