And it turns out Dan Bucatinsky, who plays my manager, is Argentinian. Publicity Listings Nathalie and I just spent five months in Puerto Rico shooting season one of the show. It is one popular variant of the name Natalie/Natalia, found in many languages but especially common in French-, Italian-, Spanish- and English-speaking … And that means Spanish, lots of it. Kelley: She couldn't be, because part of the storyline of the show is that there's a huge cultural barrier between her and Daniel. It was the ultimate homecoming,” Kelley said. Kelley: It's powerful. Nathalie Kelley first attended an elementary school in Sydney, Australia. In this one, almost everything... Obviously, the show is predominantly in English, but there are definitely small Spanish phrases that ABC loved. Nathalie Kelley stars in "The Beauty and the Baker," alongside Victor Rasuk, Carlos Gomez and Lisa Vidal, a show about a celebrity who falls for a Cuban-American baker. Kelley: It was a really beautiful experience because Puerto Rico is a wonderful, special place in terms of its natural beauty and how awesome the people are. “I didn’t really have a great stable family background, so they’ve kind of helped me heal my wounds around love and family.”. The actress, whose father is from Argentina and whose mother is Peruvian, moved to Sydney from Perú when she was a toddler. When she was 18 years old she found herself living in São Paulo, Brazil, splitting her time between modeling for the agency L'Equipe and working with street children. It’s not this fantasyland I created in my head. What do you want to set up for the central relationship on the show? The actor they cast as my dad, Grant Bowler, is Australian too. It's definitely the most special experience out of the three projects that I've shot in Puerto Rico. Are there any storylines that you're personally excited about? Kelley appeared as Dani Alvarez in ten episodes and made her final appearance in the episode “Going Viral Part One”. We want networks to commit wholeheartedly to ensuring that BIPOC, LATINX and LGBTQ+ people, and other marginalized groups, get a chance to tell our stories. Raised in Sydney, Australia, but born in Lima, Peru, to an Argentine father and Peruvian mother, the actress noted that there was a freedom from the network and the writers for the cast to "bring our full Latinness to these characters and to the show." At the present moment Nathalie is writing and pitching a travel show.In 2012 Nathalie embarked on an ongoing collaboration with cult photographer Neil Krug.She is currently (in 2014) residing in Vancouver filming a new Series for Lifetime titled Unreal. And it was a wonderful time for us to be filming there, because they're in the process of rebuilding post-Hurricane Maria. Kelley has since appeared on both Lone Star and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. I've been also catching up on TV shows like Tiger King, which is a conversation for another time. Victor Rasuk: I've been cooking a lot too. When you play a character, there's always a part of you. She is best known for her debut role as Neela in the 2006 action film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. “I didn’t really have a great stable family background, so they’ve kind of helped me heal my wounds around love and family.”. | In June 2006, Kelley received her breakout role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third installment of the Fast and the Furious movie series. According to Carlos Gomez, who plays the Garcia family patriarch, both the cast and crew of the show are almost entirely Latino. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift She is best known for her debut role as Neela in the 2006 action film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. | In June 2020, it was announced by ABC that Baker and the Beauty would be canceled. Nathalie Kelley never had the experience of growing up around other Latinos, as is depicted in her new show “The Baker and the Beauty,” an ABC series premiering Monday about a Cuban-American family running a bakery in Miami.. Rasuk: I honestly think the Garcia family, America will not be ready for this family. Her role of Dani spanned 8 episodes over Season 2 of Body of Proof on ABC. Ben recently revealed he learned to speak Spanish at the age of 13 when he was filming a children's TV show in Mexico. While the number of Latin Americans living in Australia has been climbing in recent years, as per the 2011 Australian census, Kelley and her family still felt like an anomaly. “Seeing the love the Garcia family has for one another and the bonds that tie them together has been powerful, especially right now, especially when we’re hurting and scared and there’s so much uncertainty,” Kelley said. As the series progresses, it goes from first meeting to getting to know each other and then the honeymoon period. The actress, whose father is from Argentina and whose mother is Peruvian, moved to Sydney from Perú when she was a toddler. But we made the best of it and we were always going out and eating together and it was a bonding experience. Despite not finding many people who looked like her in Sydney, Kelley said she was drawn to learning more about her Latin American roots from a young age and found herself hanging out with Brazilians who had relocated to the country—so much so that she considered herself an “adopted” Brazilian. "It's powerful," Kelley tells ET. I like to say that our love story is just an excuse for us to tell their story because they're amazing. In August 2011, Kelley signed on in a major recurring role in the second season of the ABC crime drama television series Body of Proof. Nathalie Kelley was born on October 5, 1985, in Lima, Peru. I've been trying to stay connected with my friends, because if I stayed at home and wasn't talking to anyone, I'm sure like everyone else it would drive me crazy. She learned to speak Portuguese because she spent her summer vacations in Brazil. Kelley played the role of an Australian schoolgirl attending a Japanese high school (a role she would later reprise nine years later in Furious 7 through the use of archival footage). She also lived part-time in Sao Paolo. While the number of Latin Americans living in Australia has been climbing in recent years, as per the 2011 Australian census, Kelley and her family still felt like an anomaly. This is kind of a first on network television. The show, adapted from a popular Israeli series and set in Miami, was almost entirely filmed in Puerto Rico, reportedly generating $57 million in revenue for the island. This responsibility and these expectations that you don't ask for. Baker and the Beauty was a show that embodied the themes of unity, empathy, and compassion, all of which are so needed in our national discourse right now.". Nathalie Kelley (born March 3, 1985) is a Peruvian Australian actress. 1.5m Followers, 530 Following, 396 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from nathalie kelley ☀️ (@natkelley) https://aconsciouscollection.com/2018/11/12/at-home-with-nathalie-kelley I like the colour and the design. In 2010, Kelley played the love interest in the music video for the Bruno Mars song “Just the Way You Are”. At the present moment Nathalie is writing and pitching a travel show. She learned to speak Portuguese because she spent her summer vacations in Brazil. Her role of Dani spanned 8 episodes over Season 2 of Body of Proof on ABC. Official Sites. I don't think we've ever seen a show where people are speaking Cuban Spanish and somebody's Australian. You're right. It was during his time that Nathalie's big break came when she booked the lead role in the Brad Kern/ Aaron Spelling pilot 'Mermaid', for which she deferred her degree and moved to Los Angeles.A few months later she had booked a role in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift as the lead female, Neela. We can't give spoiler alerts, because something crazy happens in the middle of the season, but there's a certain ease about him that I don't think I innately have but I respect and I understood because I'm also the oldest of my siblings in my own my family as well. Baker and the Beauty is the third project I've shot in Puerto Rico. Exedran Compilations ... Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (Lucas Black & Nathalie Kelley) - Duration: 2:03. And they're going to let us use it. Nathalie settled in Sydney with her family when she was only two years old. So everyone was so grateful for the work. After the series was not renewed by ABC, Kelley released an announcement sharing her considerations on the cancellation while additionally supporting a Change.org petition that is asking for the show to be broadcasted on another network. In the series, Kelley plays Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion model who falls for Daniel García (actor Victor Rasuk), a regular guy who works at his family’s bakery. I know I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to use this time to do all kinds of nourishing things for myself, but not everybody's in that boat.