Right off the bat what is interesting is that when you do meet Lara, it looks like she has it all together. This person is too good to be true. Usually the saying is, if something is too good to be true, it is. I guess it’s because I empathize with that character in the sense of her needing to feel like she has to have this image of perfection. She was raised in this family where a certain standard was expected of her, so I think she expects that of herself. She expects to not fail, and she expects to be perfect and be a literary genius, and have it all figured out. And still look good and dress well and be able to impress her girlfriend.
Nadia is featured in the Spring 2013 Issue of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. She is photographed (along with Donna Mills and Joan Collins) for a feature on the fabulous creations of designer Mark Zunino.
Nadia says this about Mark:
You’d never know by looking at this buff, muscular man that he completely understands what is flattering on a real woman’s body. Not only is Mark incredibly sweet, demure, and humble, he’s an incredibly talented technician when it comes to making a beautiful gown with structure in all the right places. You’ll always feel fantastic and sexy when wearing one of his pieces.
Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life includes healthy living secrets from some of the most appealing cast members of various ages (both current on the show and former), including Nadia, Deidre Hall, Molly Burnett, Suzanne Rogers, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, James Scott, Austin Peck, Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow, and more.
Available on Amazon – pre-order now! Book will be released on September 24, 2013.
From TV Buzz, MSN TV Blog…
No one gives poor Chloe a break. She’s probably one of the only characters – the only female, at least! – who hasn’t tried to murder anybody, poison anybody or any of that. Chloe does everything out of love and people give her so much crap.
When Chloe was in Salem last, she was so weak. Now, she has come back stronger and I like that. She has found more of her self and sense of self. Chloe is not going to let anyone mess with her.
From TV Source Magazine…
I like the fact that Patrika [Darbo] is coming back. There were so many unanswered questions as to why Chloe’s family wasn’t really around during her lowest point in her life. And now it kind of helps explains it a little bit. She’s coming back to be supportive of her daughter and help with Parker. It kind of explains a little bit more as to why her parents weren’t around.
They’re (the fans) rooting for Daniel and Chloe to be together, no matter what kind of crazy things Chloe is doing right now. There are people who are not giving up hope, and Chloe is not either. I mean, Daniel’s her baby daddy.
I think Chloe is not a malicious person. She has a lot of love to give and share, but she sometimes makes really quick, irrational decisions to support her
From Daytime Royalty…
Chloe’s so well-intentioned, but she does keep digging herself deeper and deeper. She has the best intentions, of course. I think she makes really impulsive decisions, obviously out of love. I think she’s starting to kind of lose sight of what’s really important because she just has her eye on the prize, and the it’s so important to her because she really wants to give her son the life she never had growing up.
It’s a lot more fun being the schemer…
This striking beauty is probably best know for her role as Chloe Lane on the daytime drama, Days of our Lives; however, what fans may not know is that Nadia Bjorlin has worked in both music and film. Nadia began her music career at the age of 6 performing with two of her brother in the Bjorlin Trio, according to Nadia-Bjorlin.com. After high school, she joined the cast of Days of our Lives. In 2007, she starred in the independent film, If I Had Known I Was A Genius, which featured Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone and Tara Reid. In addition, she also starred in the film, Redline, with a cast that included Eddie Griffin and Nathan Phillips.
With several upcoming projects ranging from acting to writing to producing, it’s a wonder how Nadia even has time to keep up with the current fashion trends. But, it seems she has come up with her own method of developing her fashion sense over the years, whether it is through her characters keeping up with the times on-screen, or by favoring designers whose fashion works for her body and personality.
Runway Magazine: What fashion trends have you seen evolve on Days of our Lives since you filmed your first episode in November 1999?
Nadia Bjorlin: When I first started, it was cool to wear baby t-shirts, plaid miniskirts, bedazzled accessories, lots of hair ornaments, glitter lip gloss and knee length cardigans! Fashion has evolved on the show as it has in real life. I definitely think fashion is back to feminine, classic and timeless, and what we wear on the show reflects that now.
RM: Has working on Days of our Lives influenced your personal fashion choices?
NB: Absolutely. I’ve realized what works on my body type, which is THE single most important rule to follow in fashion. I don’t believe in wearing current trends if they don’t flatter your body or sensibility. Also, I’ve realized the importance of tailoring your clothes. You can buy an inexpensive dress, have it altered perfectly to your body and make it look like a million bucks.
RM: There is a possibility that you may win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Whom are you wearing on the red carpet when you attend the awards show in June?
NB: I don’t know yet, but I’ve always had great luck wearing my good friend, Mark Zunino’s designs. I’ve worn his gowns several times, and twice to the Emmy’s so far, so we’ll see. But, I’m open to anything that makes me feel sexy and comfortable.
RM: Who is your favorite designer and why?
NB: I veer towards designers that like to celebrate a womanly shape, like Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Machesa (Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig). But I will always have a major love for Tom Ford. Anything he designs is exquisite, and he’s sexy as hell.
RM: What is your favorite clothing / style / outfit?
NB: I’m definitely a dress girl. For every day, I love Black Halo, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore and Trina Turk, to name a few.
RM: What are your summer wardrobe essentials and favorite accessories for the pool / beach?
NB: I’m a big fan of Jamie Kreitman flip flops because they transition beautifully from poolside to dinner. And I can’t live without my SAMA eyewear sunglasses; they’re sexy and the lenses block out all UV light.
RM: What is your favorite style / cut when it comes to swimsuits?
NB: I love Brazilian-style bikinis, I believe all behinds look better in less fabric. Celebrate your curves, cause you’re not fooling anyone by covering it with lots of fabric.
RM: You have worked as an actress in both television and film. Which do you prefer and why?
NB: They’re both challenging in their own ways. In film, you have the luxury of time to develop a character, but also have to be patient because the process takes a lot longer. In film, you do about 2 pages a day; in television, it’s a lot more! Especially daytime, we shoot about 120 pages a day now.
RM: What are your current / upcoming projects?
NB: Besides staying busy on Days of our Lives, I’m also getting ready to shoot season 2 of Venice, an online web series created by the amazing and talented Crystal Chappell and Kim Turrisi. You can find it at VenicetheSeries.com. I’m also excited about launching my own blog on NBC.com this summer about beauty, health and fashion, titled, ‘The Chronicles of Nadia’. I also want to write a book – a coffee table book on beauty, health and fashion. Each and every one of us has a special asset – whether it be our eyes, lips, skin, legs or something that is uniquely beautiful about us, and there are products you can use and things you can do to accent those positive qualities. I’m also working on producing, and writing some TV and film projects that I can be a part of that showcases one of my favorite genres’ – comedy!
ans of the iconic daytime program Days of Our Lives know the character Chloe Lane as the opera-singing beauty who disappeared in 2003, only to return in November of 2007. While Chloe can be mysterious, the person behind the role is the open and honest actress Nadia Bjorlin, whose amazing talents are keeping her extremely busy.
“Growing up I started with music, which then segued into musical theater and eventually television and film, right out of high school,” Nadia says, in regards to how she broke into television from music. “I don’t think I ever really had to transition from one to the other because I’ve been pretty fortunate so far in my career in that I’ve been able to have the best of both worlds. My singing has often been incorporated into a lot of projects I’ve worked on. For example, my character, Chloe Lane, on Days of our Lives is an opera singer. It was a prerequisite for the role to be able to sing. So I’ve been lucky enough to get to sing while I act!”
While Days was Nadia’s big break, she had actually never seen the show before getting the gig. “I was definitely missing out!” she says. After landing the role, she’s appeared on the show on and off for the past ten years. What does the experience mean to her? “It will always be a huge part of who I am because I practically grew up on the show,” she explains. “I’ve spent almost half my life there! The cast and crew of that show are like family to me now.”
Besides Days, Nadia is currently working on an album with two of her brothers, Ulf and Jean-Paul. “We’re ‘The Bjorlin Trio,'” she says, and the genre is “classical crossover, similar to Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban.” What inspired the family to work together? “We grew up playing and singing classical music together, so this feels very natural. Our father, the late Maestro Ulf Bjorlin, was a renowned conductor and composer, so it runs in the family.”
“I’m also a part of the upcoming web series Venice created by the amazing Crystal Chappell and Kim Turrisi. It’s gonna be a sexy show and I’m excited to start next week.” The show can be found at www.venicetheseries.com, and is already creating major buzz around town.
Other musical projects include a Christmas EP. “I’m excited to be working on this because I personally adore Christmas music and I’ve been asked by fans on numerous occasions to record some, so here goes!”
Nadia’s desire to perform across so many platforms is probably rooted in the fact that she is the 5th of 6 children. She explains: “I guess I just wanted someone to notice me! Haha! It’s certainly humbling being the 5th out of 6. You can’t get away with ANYTHING! And you don’t get spoiled, you get hand-me downs! Seriously, I’ve always loved being a part of a big family. I think it helps you develop character, and infragility but you also always have someone to talk to, confide in, or play with.”
Being on such a popular soap opera can be very rewarding, but sometimes fans can be a bit…obsessive. However, Nadia says that has not been a problem in her experience. “Thankfully my experience has been pretty positive. Days fans are awesome! They’re very loyal and supportive. I’m so flattered when someone says they’ve enjoyed a performance I’ve given. That’s the ultimate compliment. It’s always a pleasure to see and hear positivity in a world where now so many tabloids or internet blogs choose to tear people down with pointless negativity.”
Negativity is never in short supply in a city like Los Angeles, and it affects different people in different ways. “L.A. has been my home for my entire adult life now,” she says. “I have a love/hate relationship with L.A. Love the weather, healthy living, history and how you can can literally surf and then ski all in the same day. I hate the traffic, pollution, overpopulation, and did I mention the traffic and freeways?”
And what advice would she give to aspiring young actresses? “Take Fountain,” she says. Adding: “I’ve always wanted to say that!”
Besides her various artistic projects, Nadia manages to donate her time and energy to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “It holds a place near and dear to my heart because my father passed away from Leukemia in 1993. I was ambassador for the society when, coincidentally, my character on Days was also diagnosed with Leukemia. It was difficult having to act out an experience that was such a painful and life changing event in my whole family’s life, but the show handled the story so well. I also felt a huge responsibility to make sure the experience was accurate for those watching who were fighting their own battles with cancer.”
Nadia’s life is quite a whirlwind right now, but she manages to keep everything in perspective. “I don’t have a lot of extra time,” she says, “but I do like to just stop and enjoy the small moments in life. I love spending time with my friends and family, listening to music and to just laugh.”