May-Linda Kosumovic was born and raised in Canada. At a young age her parents decided to move back to their birthplace, Kosovo, where she would graduate from the Academy of Arts in 2014. Since then, she has been the lead in many critically acclaimed films which have traveled to major international film festivals. She parallelly performed on stage for various plays at the National Theatre of Kosovo, where she has been a resident from 2015.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually and emotionally?
Besides acting, I also like to write. I observe daily occasions, jot them down on paper and create a story or integrate them into a story I’ve already written.
I make use of these ideas for acting scenes as well, I use details that impressed me and try to fit them into a theatre play or a movie scene if possible.
What turns you off in general?
What is the meaning of a good life?
Being healthy overall, mentally and physically. Lately, that’s what I truly believe in period.
What is happiness?
What is your favorite virtue?
Are you ready to fight for a cause?
I always have been, especially when it comes to causes that are related to social stigmatization and discrimination against minority groups.
Do you want to keep inventing yourself?
As an actress, I think it’s fundamental.
It’s often the work of immensely difficult and profound roles or playing in circumstances that are outside our boudaries that sets us towards creating our own craft.
Playing it safe and being reluctant to come out of our comfort zone will definitely provide difficulty down the road.
Your message for the utopian world?