THE GIRL WITH STAR APPEAL
Put Louise Nyvall on the mustwatch list because there is every chance the 17-year-old Swedish actor will be making waves in Hollywood very soon.
Nyvall won acclaim with Swedish gender bender drama Girls Lost ( Pojkarna) in 2015. Now she is starring opposite Ola Rapace ( Skyfall) in Farang, a Scandi-noir set in Thailand.
And Nyvall, who lives in Gothenberg, has an Aussie connection – her mother’s side of the family live in Perth.
In Farang, Nyvall plays Thyra, a troubled 15-year-old who heads to Phuket in search of her father, Rickard.
“I see Thyra as still very young and naive,” Nyvall says. “She is lost to the point where she finds there is nothing at home to keep her there in Sweden. She figures that this (searching for her father) is the only thing left to do.”
The problem is that Rickard doesn’t want to be found.
Nyvall is still in high school but already has a Los Angeles agent. Hollywood offers can’t be too far away. Australia is also on the cards.
“I’m born and raised in Sweden but my mum’s from Perth,” Nyvall says. “My granny still lives there and my two uncles so I’ve been back seven or eight times.”
WATCH FARANG, SBS, MONDAY, 11.30PM