Prune Magazine brings you the juice when it comes to the hottest stars of Hollywood. Starting now and periodically onward Prune Mag nominates a star who shows a lot of promise and talent. Introducing our newest section, "Prune Juice: One To Watch" For our first feature in this new section we have chosen singer, model, and actress, Natalie Sharp, Star of Audience Network's "Hit The Road" (Co-created and co-starring Seinfeld's Jason Alexander).
Editor In Chief: Michael St. Michael @michaelstmichael
Photography: Vince Trupsin @mrvinny
Wardrobe: Adena Rohatiner @adenarohatiner
Hair: Aaron Barry @abhairmakeup
Makeup: Erin B. Guth @eringuthmakeup
Interview: Dylan Jader @thedylanjader
Prune: You are a triple threat. Which came first, acting, dancing, or singing?
Natalie: Dancing! I started ballet when I was two.
Prune: Not only can you sing, you also write songs. Where do you pull inspiration from?
Natalie: I don’t know where my inspiration comes from. It is very spontaneous. I just have a feeling or urge to pick up the guitar and the music ends up writing itself.
Prune: You’ve brought your talents to multiple lead roles in theater. Talk to me about these experiences.
Natalie: Theatre definitely shaped who I am as a person today. It taught me to laugh at myself! I played outrageous characters like the March Hare in Alice In Wonderland and Joy (stepsister) in Cinderella. There was definitely a trend where I only played male characters… Jafar in Aladdin, Benny in Guys and Dolls and the lead role in 12 Angry Men. I did play Sandy in Grease, but that happened after I was deeply considered for the role of Danny. I love theatre because it constantly pushes me out of my comfort zone and and I have grown so much because of it.
Prune: We now see you in Hit the Road playing Ria. Talk to me about your character.
Natalie: I love playing the role of Ria, she is so much fun! She is the lead singer of “America’s finest family band,” the oldest of her siblings, and is probably the worst person to look up to. She has the mouth of a trucker, flaunts her sexuality, and doesn’t make the best decisions. However! She has big dreams and is not afraid to chase them! She is stubborn, sassy, daring, and loves to challenge her dad (Jason Alexander).
Prune: You have multiple projects coming out soon. Talk to us about them.
Natalie: I am a supporting lead role in upcoming volleyball film “Live Like Line,” directed by Sean McNamara. I grew up playing competitive volleyball, so filming was really fun because it is actually me playing, instead of a body double! I worked with the lovely Helen Hunt, and a whole team of girls who I now call my best friends! We all got very close during this true, inspiring, heartbreaking story and I am so thankful to have had that experience.
Prune: Music has been incorporated in many of your roles. Do you see yourself ever branching off as a solo artist?
Natalie: Acting has always been my career focus and singing has always been more of a hobby. That being said, if an opportunity presented itself… I don’t know if I would be able to say no!
Prune: Who do you look up to most in the industry?
Natalie: Jennifer Lawrence. Not only is she a phenomenal comedic, dramatic and badass actress, she is also not afraid to be her goofy self!
Prune: We’ll finish with fashion. What is your everyday style?
Natalie: I will forever be a beach bum! I love the surfer style: Jean skirt, t-shirt, rainbow sandals and throw on a trucker hat!
Prune: What are your three favorite fashion trends at the moment?
Natalie: I am obsessed with the Lieutenant/ fiddler hats! I think make any outfit look so much cooler!
Prune: Lastly, pop culture pruning. What trend would you like to eliminate?
Natalie: The denim gaucho… don’t understand why that’s coming back...