SWEDE’S AUSSIE CONNECTION
Louise Nyvall on the must- watch list because there is every chance the 17- year- old Swedish actor will be making waves in Hollywood very soon.
Nyvall won acclaim straight off the bat with Swedish gender bender drama Girls Lost ( Pojkarna) in 2015.
Now Nyvall is starring opposite Ola Rapace ( Skyfall) in Farang, a Scandi- noir with a twist — it is set in Thailand.
And Nyvall, who lives in Gothenburg has an Aussie connection — her mother’s side of the family lives in Perth. In Farang, Nyvall plays Thyra, a troubled 15- year- old who heads to Phuket in search of her father, Rickard. Rickard abandoned Thyra a decade ago. It has been four years since Thyra’s mother died and the teen has been jumping between foster homes.
“I see Thyra as still very young and naive,” Nyvall says.
“She has been through a lot of bad stuff. She figures that this ( searching for her father) is the only thing left to do.
“She has created a fairytale picture of him thinking that she will have a family again and he will be a good father and everything will be fine again.” The problem is that Rickard doesn’t want to be found. He fled Sweden 10 years earlier after testifying against criminal associates.
Nyvall is still completing high school but she already has a Los Angeles agent. Hollywood offers can’t be too far away.
“I really love Australia. I wish I could come back more often and if I got the opportunity to work in Australia I would definitely love that,” she said.