How do you classify someone if they are talented in so many areas of the arts? Do you just pin on the generic label “artist” and let it go at that? Or do you call a spade a spade a spade and let people know that person is a multi-faceted artist or someone who has his or her hand in any number of artistic pursuits or do you just move on and find someone else who is only good at one thing and thus, easier to write about? Well, we’ve struggled with these profound philosophical questions for too long now (after all there is a deadline) and although we’d very much like to just write about a much more simple person, we’ve decided to tell the truth and let everyone know that Dralla Aeirken is indeed exceptionally multi-talented.
Now, having said that, we had better tell you that this incredible woman calls herself an actress, which she truly is. She is also an accomplished painter and dancer, but we are going to concentrate this article on her acting. In fact, she is one of the most sensitive actresses in Hollywood today. And by sensitive, we don’t mean that she cries a lot – although she can cry on cue and you will believe that she is feeling something when she does it. By sensitive, we simply are referring to her emotions and her holistic approach to immersing herself in a character. She throws herself into every role she is cast in and by the time she takes her first step onto the stage or movie set, she has completely transformed herself into a new person. It is an amazing feat and we saw her do it in several of the innumerable films and stage plays she has performed in.
She blew us away in Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Her Juliet was one of the most beautiful we had ever seen. We, that is, I, had the urge to jump up on stage and take her my arms but then I remembered that that was Romeo’s job, so I controlled myself. And watching Dralla in the film My Mother Thinks I Suck was another of those fantastic surprises that people just don’t get to see very often, no matter how many times they go to the movies. We don’t think Dralla means to steal the scenes she’s in, but it just happens naturally because of the way in which she has ‘become’ the character. It’s like watching Leonardo De Caprio or Amy Adams when they are acting – the complete transition from themselves to the character is utterly flawless. Dralla is of that caliber and we are looking forward to seeing her next film, which is to be released soon.