Nadia Bjorlin tells us about her favorite rides and her new movie, Redline.
We first saw her on the popular daytime soap opera Days of our Lives, where she played mysterious young opera singer named, Chloe Lane. Later this spring, we'll see her behind the wheel of some of the most exotic cars in the world in Redline. Introducing Nadia Bjorlin.
Born in the United States and raised in Sweden, Bjorlin has lived a very cultured life. Daughter of a famous music conductor and composer of classical music, Bjorlin grew up with a refined appreciation of the arts - even performing professionally when she was only six years old. After performing with various orchestras, she went on to compete in several vocal competitions around the world. After making her mark in musical performance, she decided to get into acting. She soon landed Days of our Lives and shortly thereafter, Hollywood started to take notice.
"Well, let's see. I'm a Leo. I like long walks in the rain, puppy dogs, and rainbows," she laughs. "I'm kinda sarcastic as well."
But she's serious about her acting career. "I just premiered a movie at the Sundance Film Festival called, If I Had Known I Was A Genius," she says. "It's a really funny ensemble-cast comedy with Sharon Stone, Whoopi Goldberg, Tara Reid, Markus Redmond, and many other talented comedic actors - myself included!"
She's also appeared in the television shows, Jake In Progress and Complete Savages.
Although Nadia wasn't into cars growing up, she quickly changed her tune after she got her license. "I was too busy with my music, but I learned to appreciate cars once I was allowed to drive them!" she explains. "My first car I ever drove was a Toyota Corolla, which I loved! And the first car I bought with my own money was a Toyota Celica GT. I was very proud; being a teenager and buying that was a big deal." Currently she drives a 2007 Range Rover.
Being raised in Europe, Bjorlin has an affinity for exotics and being involved with Redline has given her the opportunity to drive some of the world's finest. "I'm very excited about the movie Redline, which opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, April 13," she says. "It's an action-packed, fast-paced movie about an underground race involving the world's most exotic, expensive, and ridiculously impressive cars in the world."
What's more, her character is way into cars. "I play Natasha Martin, who owns an auto body shop, which specializes in modifying very high-end cars and I have a real passion for racing. Natasha's father was a racecar driver who taught her everything she knows, but he died racing, so she vowed to never race, in fear of putting her mother through that pain again," she says. "But she is eventually enticed into this world of elite racing by a music mogul, played by Eddie Griffin. Then she finds herself in a whole lot of trouble!"
If you haven't seen the trailer for Redline, you should definitely check it out - it's every exotic-car lover's dream movie, and Bjorlin got up close and personal with a bunch of drool-worthy supercars. "Working on the movie, I got to drive some amazing cars," says Bjorlin. "My favorite was the Koenigsegg CCX, which is the fastest street-legal car in the world. I also liked the Ferrari Enzo, Lamborghini Murcielago, Porsche Carrera GT, and the McLaren SLR."
So what is Bjorlin's dream car? "Growing up, my dream car was a pink Corvette, thanks to Barbie," she smiles. "Then my dream car was a Ferrari. I have Ferris Bueller's Day Off to thank for that one. Thanks to this movie [Redline], I've gotten to drive the coolest cars in the world, so I'm completely jaded now." And she grins from ear to ear.