Introducing Sensational Swiss Actress, Writer and Producer LARA PICTET as she takes on her next Challenge THE INHERITANCE
Swiss sensation Lara Pictet has taken the UK & USA by storm and will be starring in numerous feature films over the coming year. Each film represents a different meaning that has effected Lara in some way, direct or in-direct, which showcases her extremely talented acting, producing and writing skills.
Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Lara’s previous award-winning films have led to these remarkable roles, allowing her to shine and fulfil her life-long dream at being an actress. After a hugely successful run, Lara’s next challenge is working on an independent feature film The Inheritance, where she plays the leading girl, "Leslie". The film focuses on how our society takes things for granted in life, instead of just enjoying them. This independent feature portrays the real effects of money and the misconception people have with it.
The 23-year-old Geneva born beauty also landed a role in a new web series called Monarchs, which is a DC Comic inspired show based around the villains of Gotham City and their rise to power. Lara plays Dr Harleen Quinzel (Harley Quinn). DC comics are releasing their very own online streaming channel and the show’s producers are planning on pitching Monarchs to them. Teasers will be released this year.
Lara doesn’t stop here and will be starring in an exclusive sci-fi western film called Western Wonderland, directed by Reza Safai, which is due to be released next year. The way it was shot is one of a kind in its innovation and never been done before, using out of the box technology and creativity.
Lara quotes “I’m also in the process of developing a feature film I wrote about homosexuality in our society and how “justice” can be so corrupted when it comes to rape. It is based on true facts but portrayed in a fictional manner, that can be relatable to an audience. Think of a raw-er version of “Thelma And Louise”.
And the second project I am currently developing is a Short Film about Hollywood and the lengths people go, to get “famous” and their misconception of “Fame” and “Money”. My father always told me, you want things to happen, make them happen yourself and in my career, I am hoping to work on projects that have a meaningful message to our society and generation, that can help or inspire people.”
Lara’s first on-screen appearance, aged 12, was in the critically acclaimed independent Swiss film, Orloj. As a result of Orloj being a huge success at over 13 international film festivals, Lara headed to the UK to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent time working on the London theatre circuit. Lara went on to study at the renowned “American Academy of Dramatic Arts” in Hollywood where Alumni’s “Grace Kelly; Danny Devito; Paul Rudd; Adrien Brody; Kim Cattrall; Jessica Chastain; Anne Hathaway; Adam Scott; Sarah Paulson” have equally attended.
Lara is currently developing her acting skills with Ivana Chubbuck, who is one of the biggest acting coaches in Hollywood and has worked with Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Adrien Brody, Danny Devito and Charlize Theron. Lara is currently training there with Chris Holder, whilst she works her way up to master class.
Lara landed her second role in a short film in 2011 called Flirting and Dating for Dummies by US director and producer, Lance Oppenheim and then a third leading role in thriller Hot Seat (2016) by director Anna Mimi Jayson, about child pornography and Revenge Porn. Hot Seat won a smart screen award from the COO of the BBC: Anna Mallett and was selected and nominated at various film festivals.
Lara also appeared in Nick Hart’s award-winning feature film California Dreamers, which won numerous awards at various film festivals. Off screen, Pictet has showcased her acting versatility through roles from Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Gruschenka in Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Eve in Mary Orr’s The Wisdom of Eve play. She has excited audiences as Irina in Chekhov’s Antigone and dazzled on stage as Queen Dionyza in the theatre production of Pericles.
In addition to her successful acting career, Lara is the Vice President of a non-profit organisation called ‘Angles Powers’, where they offer victims of incest the best recovery solutions, by providing emergency and temporary shelter to the victim, their family and their pets.