International model Alyssa Sutherland reveals her passion for acting
by: Briana Domjen
SHE made her name internationally as a model but Alyssa Sutherland now wants to be known as an actor.
But she still has her toe in the water when it comes to modelling, flying home to Australia this week to film a guest spot on Foxtel series Australia’s Next Top Model.
“The fashion industry was always very good to me, but my passion has been with acting now for a long time and to actually have employment is really wonderful,” Sutherland told Confidential.
Alyssa Sutherland is back in Australia filming a guest spot for “Australia’s Top Model”. Picture: Sam Ruttyn
Sutherland is currently starring on hit US series, Vikings, which airs on Foxtel’s FX Channel, playing Nordic warrior queen, Aslaug.
She’s previously appeared in a small role in film The Devil Wears Prada and on TV series Law and Order: SVU.
“To be on a show that has been so well received and has amazing viewing is literally a dream come true,” she said of Vikings.
“I am itching for the next thing to come along and that’s what I love about acting, there is always another challenge.”
The 32-year-old, who made a name for herself in 1997 after winning the Girlfriend Model Search, said ANTM is the ultimate launching pad for Aussie beauties.
“It is so nice that we are producing girls in Australia on the show that are really going on to do some serious high-fashion stuff,” she said.
“The show has such a good name overseas and people take it seriously because the girls are all of such a high calibre.
“Just look at Montana Cox, she is doing some fabulous things.”
Sutherland is one of the many big names to have filmed guest spots on the next season of Top Model, following Australian visits from Jean Paul Gaultier, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kelly Osbourne.
The series will be broadcast next year.
Source: Daily Telegraph