Zara Larsson has spilled the beans on her Netflix debut.
The pop icon, 25, stars in A Part of You, which lands on the streaming platform later this year.
Starring alongside Young Royals actors Felicia Maxime and Edvin Ryding, the Swedish singing sensation plays a lead in the coming-of-age drama.
However, given that it’s her first major acting role, Zara has had a lot of adjusting to do.
Chatting exclusively to Metro.co.uk at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball with Barclaycard, the Can’t Tame Her hitmaker revealed her biggest challenges.
On what fans can expect, she teased: ‘I’m a drama girl so I’m going to be very dramatic. It’s raw and it feels real and it’s emotional and it’s sad, but it’s happy and it’s big, but it’s small.
‘Obviously, I haven’t seen it yet but the script sounds beautiful and I love my cast that I’m doing it with. I love the director, so it’s definitely a new thing for me, very different to what I’m doing today but also kinda not, you know? It’s a performance.’
‘I think it’s really hard not to look into the camera,’ Zara added.
‘I’m like, “Where’s the camera, where’s the camera?” With music and TV, it’s like… but when you do movies you can absolutely not look at the camera so that’s gonna be tricky.’
On what else she’s struggled with, the Lush Life vocalist said she needs to have ‘discipline’ and ‘sit down and prepare’ for the role.
‘I’m very bad at preparing for stuff,’ she admitted.
‘My band are always joking with me when we’re doing production rehearsals or any kind of rehearsals, I just want to lay on the floor, scroll on TikTok, like, I just don’t like rehearsing, and then when I’m on stage it’s go time.
‘But for a movie, you can’t walk in and not know your lines, so that’s a challenge for me.’
Zara also chatted with us about her music career and reflected on more of a decade of singing.
On what’s changed in the industry, she explained: ‘I think I’ve been very lucky in the sense of who I’ve surrounded myself with and the people I work with.’
However, she’s calling for more women in production, which she reckons would be ‘amazing’.
‘I work with so many different super-talented people but I haven’t really seen a lot of women who are making the tracks, so that would be cool.
‘And then obviously in the higher up positions, not only on stage but the CEOs and the chairwomen, I’d like to see more of that, the ones who are really holding the cash.
‘But so far, I’ve surrounded myself with people who have protected me a lot so I’m very thankful for that.’
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