On a sunny Saturday afternoon, school children love to walk outside with friends. Really. For the actress Helena Zingle The weekend, a week before the Golden Globes, is a little different: the twelve-year-old actress, currently visible in “Neues aus der Welt” with Tom Hanks on Netflix, is available for interviews. Glamor was allowed to speak to the young German actress, who is currently making a lot of noise on the international cinema floor, and asked: Is Helena now in school? Star? And what was it that particularly interested you about your character, Joanna Leonberger?
Helena Zingle in “News of the World” with Tom Hanks
at “News from the world” Helena Zingle plays Joanna Leonberger, a young girl severely damaged by her fate circa 1870: As a child of German immigrants to Texas, her family was killed by the Kiowa native during land disputes. She herself was kidnapped. A few years later, his Kiowa family were killed in land disputes with white settlers. The child loses his family again. When Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a former character who reads news from around the world to audiences in remote locations, found the girl, Joanna was fearful and aggressive towards the stranger. She does not understand English, she only speaks Kiowa and does not know the customs of the Western world.
In fact you want Tom hanks You just have to hand them over to the nearest military base and read the news, but Cade’s fate and his aura don’t let Joanna’s fate go: he has promised to hand them over to their last living parents – until what then they have a long and dangerous journey through central Texas. The two develop an unexpected friendship relatively quickly, thanks to which they learn to deal with their past. In her role as Joanna Leonberger, Helena Zingel gives an incredible performance: the blonde girl with big blue eyes who stands alone like a rock in the waves (or in a sandstorm in the meadow). Almost no one can understand or want to understand – only Captain Kidd, who finds a girl as an unexpected companion, can walk past her.
Hollywood star Helena Zingle in GLAMOR interview
Glamor: Hi, Helena. We will dive directly into “News from the world”. What’s the best thing about photography for you?
I actually thought it was all cool. I really enjoyed the whole shoot. We were a really good community on the set. For me it was great to be able to launch the horses for the first time. Of course, filming in the US was also exciting: I’d never been to the US before and shot in New Mexico, and Albuquerque and Santa Fe were great. It was great to be in a part of the United States that was also inspired by Mexico.
Which scene did you enjoy the most?
Above all, the scene where I try my coffee was fun. Filming with Tom Hanks was really fun because we both laughed a lot. But I had a lot of fun in several scenes.
You have been nominated for a Golden Globe! Congratulations! Tell me again what you just did when you won your Golden Globe nomination as a nominee “Best Supporting Actress “by “News from the world! “
I was buying carrots for my horse and when I got in the car my mom looked so old. I meant what happened all of a sudden now. Then I noticed that my agency was on the phone. I thought they were like, “I have a new role in the movie.” But instead, all of a sudden, there were screams and cries, “Oh my God, you’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe!” Then I laughed and wanted to cry with joy and feel completely disoriented.
Where will you see the Golden Globes next Sunday night?
We will be in a hotel in Berlin, to watch the awards ceremony live and via video chat.
Do you still have a free school on Mondays?
Yes, of course – I can take it off.
Have you been able to learn anything about your Joanna Leonberger personality that you can use in everyday life?
I think my character and the film never give up hope. Having hope and not giving in to it is really beneficial in Corona’s time.
In the movie, you speak the Kiowa language, the language of the indigenous people who kidnap and raise you. Was it hard to learn?
Learning the right accent was sometimes difficult: the accents at the beginning of words were not easy. It wasn’t easy to get it right, especially at the beginning, but it just got easier. I think if you choose a language correctly, you can speak it more easily.
Did Tom Hanks give you any advice about your life and career along the way?
A lot, but the most important is: showing up at the right time, learning your lines, and being nice and kind to everyone.
I have known the awards ceremony for “Systemsprenger ”, in which she starred and starred Oscar “Nominated for best film in a language other than English. With all “World News “The biggest because it’s an international Hollywood production?”
Of course, it’s different with Neues aus der Welt: more reach and more production. But in principle, the following applies to me: the price is the price and the film is the film. You have to enjoy every movie you make. Where the film is successful – in the US, Germany, Asia, and New Zealand – you shouldn’t be playing roles as long as you enjoy the project. You should be happy with the movies you are allowed to participate in.
I’m back to school now. Are you a star or nothing has really changed?
For me personally, of course, a lot has changed: I have a lot of journalism and I experience some cool things – basically I’m very successful now. But that’s okay with my friends, at school or at the stable with my horse: I’m Helena, who is only twelve years old.
A little glimpse of the future: What will you do on March 15 when the Oscar nominations are announced?
Celebrate or be happy for others!
“News from the World” is available with Helena Zengel and Tom Hanks on Netflix Live.