Writing Came To Andrea’s Rescue
Andrea says she is being constantly guided by the universe and everything that comes her way, she takes it as a sign. Similarly, writing was something spontaneous that helped her find solace during the darkest phases of her life. Self-expression through written words acted as an emotional catharsis for her.
On Dealing With Identity Crisis
Being an Anglo-Indian, Andrea had to fight more than others to establish her identity. The discrimination and cultural-gap made her want to quit the industry in her initial years. However, the actress continued to fight when she landed roles in films such as Visawaroopam and Rassolum. In the last few years, she has essayed stronger roles, such as, Althea from Taramani and Chandra from Vada Chennai.
Respects Parvathy The Most
The actress has a mind of her own and feels, the industry lacks women-centric subjects. She says, since most of filmmakers are men, they can not project on screen a woman’s perception. Hence, they mostly showcase a man’s idea of woman. Andrea feels, having more women producers will also help in working towards this issue.
With respect to bringing about a change, she holds a lot of respect for South Indian actress Parvathy and Kangana Ranaut from Bollywood. She hopes to be like them in the Tamil film industry.
She’s Creating Her Own Web Series
Andrea is now involving her passion on the professional front. The actress has written a web series which portrays two women as the main characters. She also added that she’s open to opportunities that allow her to write more such scripts in the near future.