Finnish actress Sini
Sini Hill is a Finnish actress and model currently living and working in New York City. She has a very busy schedule but we were lucky enough to ask her a few quick questions!
You work as an actress and model, can you please tell us a bit more?
After finishing my studies at a University in Finland, I moved to New York to study acting and launched my career as an actress after graduating. Acting has been my passion since I was 9 years old and I realized that I want to follow my dreams and do what I love for a living.
I have worked in various film, television, commercial, print and theater projects ever since.
Are there any Finnish models or actors that you admire?
I admire many Finnish actors and models but I want to mention Taina Elg, she is a Finnish actress who created her breakthrough in the U.S in 1960’s. She’s probably the most internationally successful Finnish actress.
What's the most challenging role you've ever played and why?
I have played a few theater roles that have required memorizing a lot of lines and long monologues. Those have been the most challenging for me, because it takes so much more preparation. Especially because English is not my native language.
Do you have any advice to our aspiring actors?
The most important advice I would say is that don’t listen to people who try to bring you down or tell you that it’s going to be too hard to make it. Usually most of those people have never had the courage to pursue their own dreams, or haven’t worked hard enough, and that’s why they don’t want other people to succeed either. If you work extremely hard, believe in yourself and get to know the right people, you will make it. It requires persistence!
What do you do you when you're not working and how do you relax?
I want to sleep as long as possible, because most of the time my working days are extremely long and call times super early. I also go to my favorite café’s in NYC or watch movies with friends. My cousins live in Upstate, New York, and it’s an amazing place to relax and enjoy the nature.
What's the best thing about Finland?
Definitely the beautiful nature and fresh air. Especially summers in Finland are incredible – my favorite thing is to spend time at our summerhouse by the lake. It is so quiet, you can only hear the birds singing.
What do we have to see/visit whilst visiting Finland?
I think summer is the best time to visit Finland. Explore the endless, bright summer nights and the beautiful nature. Oh and you have to go midnight skinny-dipping in a lake after sauna, it feels amazing!
To see more of Sini visit her website www.sinihill.com and follow her on Instagram @sinihill