Emerging Australian artist, Indiana Massara, recently released her debut song ‘Drama’, and it’s the perfect upbeat summer-pop track. We met up with the actress, model and singer/songwriter to chat about being one of young Hollywood’s most sought-after new talents. Check out our exclusive one-on-one.
1. What gets you up in the morning? At the moment, I’m motivated by listening to new artists and hunting down their songs. I’ve been in the studio collaborating with some insane names in the industry, and I’m excited, nervous, and I’m trying to take it all in at the same time.
2. Your biggest virtue? Probably acceptance. I love people who are a bit different, and I love them for who they are. Most of my best friends were brave enough to be themselves and have stayed as ridiculous as they were when we first met.
3. Your biggest vice? Definitely online shopping! I may or may not be addicted to the new arrivals section of about 30 different sites. #notevensorry
4. Do you have a party trick? I don’t! The honest truth is I’m the quiet one at parties…until the music starts….then you’ll find me shakin’ it until the DJ goes home.
5. How would you describe your style? I seriously crash different styles every day. Sometimes I’m romantic with pale colours, girly designs and pretty jewelry. Sometimes I’m sporty, and at other times, I’m a rocker with vintage tees, skinny jeans and heeled boots. I am obsessed with the 70s’, so I guess my most consistent look is anything from that era.
6. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A perfect day in summer has me going to my favorite restaurant in Malibu and then beachin’ all day with my playlist on repeat. My perfect day in winter is 100% being in bed with my dog Chubby Checkers, my fluffy white blanket and binge watching various TV series.
7. What would your very last meal entail? Chicken nuggets…yes, I know they’re bad for you, but they’re my guilty pleasure.
8. Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner? Beyonce is definitely on my list as well as Nikkie Tutorials because she SLAYS (like hello, I wanna experience her highlighter in real life). My third would be Audrey Hepburn, as she’s the ultimate style icon that I have admired since Mom first gave me a book about her when I was six. It’s girl power all the way.
9. Turn ons? Hearing anyone sing who has a low, velvet tone to their voice. If they can play instruments, speak a different language and show me a wicked sense of humour, then I’m stalking them for life.
10. Turn offs? Anyone who disrespects family and tries to break that special bond. Family is everything and always will be. Just don’t.
11. Tell us a secret. I totally fall for anyone who wears Chanel Bleu.
12. Your favorite quote? Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ~ Dr Seuss
13. An embarrassing moment? I can’t believe I am sharing this, but I recently flew to London for a shoot. The location was a fairground, and we were running late, so we ate on the run between wardrobe changes and makeup, then got straight into filming. First up was a scene where my screen boyfriend and I were on a fast, spinning ride.…and it didn’t end well. Shout out to the special guy that stepped in, held my hair back and rubbed my back. Total boyfriend goals.
14. Your proudest moment? Hearing DRAMA played for the first time on Radio Disney. Hearing it come on the radio for the first time would have been amazing, but to have it premiered on Disney, who have treated me like family and gave me my first break, was really emotional.
15. Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on? I have been recording new music for the last few weeks. The summer anthems we are creating are sounding off the charts, crazy good. I’ve also been co-writing songs with some heavy-weight writers, and it’s a struggle not to fan girl when I’m around them! In modeling, I’ve been shooting with celebrity designer, Stephanie Audino, but I’m also collaborating with actual artists to create some print looks that have been getting a lot of attention. My friends and I are working on writing and producing a short film script, but it’s a slow process because we end up spending more time laughing and talking than actually writing.