Otman Salil – actor and model from Paris
Who is Otman Salil?
I am a 29 years old French Moroccan actor and model , born and raised in Paris. I started the modelling when i was living in London, working with many international photographers but I couldn’t do the runways because I was “too small”, I’m 1m80 so I mostly did showrooms for different designers during the fashion weeks. But I m not frustrated at all about it because its fun to meet creative people and get the chance to wear their creations even if sometimes some of them are quiet weird . Its always fun. But the truth is that I m totally passionate about movies and acting so I decided to give myself a chance and to try .
I started acting 5 years ago now and I’ve been in great projects including theatre and movie projects here in Paris and also working on production of movies so i could learn from everyone and be aware of everything and how the business really work. My last project is a Tv series for Arte “En Immersion ” directed by Philippe Haim. I also write and work on my own projects, I wrote with a friend my first short movie whose about to come out soon in festivals “Inconnu(e)” directed by Ella Tounessi .
What inspired your passion for modelling?
Tony Ward inspired my passion for modelling because he’s very original and he doesn’t look like the perfect cliché of male models . He’s got his own look and something really special comes out of him and I think he’s got a very interesting face , plus he’s not that tall for modelling just like me .When it comes to movies, I m totally obsessed with Gregg Araki’s movies, my favourites are Mysterious skin and Totally fucked up. It would be awesome to be in one of his next projects .