Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
Photographer: Yoshi Ohara / yoshiohara.com
Stylist: Sarah Najafi / sarahsophia.co
Hair: Sascha Breuer / Starworks Artists
Makeup: Kristee Liu / Starworks Artists
Manicure: Elisa Wishan / The Rex Agency using CHANEL
Location: Special thanks to Michael Lin and
Stephen Bianchi / Camerich LA / camerichla.com
Watch out! Angela Sarafyan can turn on you. One moment she gives photographer Yoshi Ohara coy, cute insouciance—the next she’s the smoldering, sexy seductress. For this up-and-coming actress it’s all in a day’s work.
What’s your passion? Acting is my first passion. It’s a part of my growth. I have to express certain things, and with acting I have permission to do that. I love to act because for me it’s actually stepping into the unknown. With each character I grow and learn something new, and it helps me deal with things. In life, we try to get away from what hurts the most, but in acting you get to understand why it hurts, and why this happens, and how you’re going to reach that understanding.
Latest roles? I’m in Paranoia, opposite Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth, Amber Heard and Harrison Ford. Also, The Immigrant, the James Gray–directed romantic drama in which I play the younger sister to Marion Cotillard’s burlesque dancer in distress. Oh, and I played Tia in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
What are you wearing? I usually wear a dress. Just put it on and go! I prefer vintage clothing because I’m a 50s girl with a small waist. I like finding one-of-a-kind vintage pieces because nobody else will be wearing them.
Where are you shopping? There’s a place called Cherry Vintage. It’s right on Franklin and Vermont. There’s also a spot called Squaresville.
What are you dreaming about? Last night I dreamed about drinking coffee and eating chicken. I really wanted to eat chicken in the middle of the night, so I guess that’s why. And I love coffee. There’s this place called The Oaks Gourmet. They have a dark roast called Graveyard Shift.
What are your hobbies? I’m knitting some purple, lavender, and dark blue socks right now for my 8-month-old cousin. But before I say they’re a gift, let’s see how they come out. I also enjoy painting. Whenever I travel, even on the plane, I’m always painting. I was just doing a pilot in Vancouver called I Am Victor with John Stamos, and on the way back I painted these cherries that I’m going to give to him as a gift.
Who’s your ideal mate? It’s got to be a person who is honest, first and foremost, and respectable and loving, and has all the best intentions in the relationship. I try to give those things that I expect from a partner, though it’s not about what I’m getting from the person, but rather what I like to offer: devotion, loyalty, love and sincerity. Hopefully, I’m someone they can trust, and they’re someone I can trust as well. And that’s all. The relationship should make you stronger and happier and more joyous. It should open you up to great possibilities and not stifle you.
What’s your fondest memory? When I was six years old and in the first grade, my mom and dad, who were these hippies, really, lied to my school and told them I had this important doctor’s appointment and took me out of class to go to Disneyland. It was the most magical time. I remember it was a Tuesday and it was completely unexpected. They were smirking at each other as we left the school and we all went to Disneyland! I love Disneyland! It’s still by far one of my favorite places to go!
Favorites: Color: Green Movie: Rear Window Number: 47 Restaurant: Figaro on Vermont Composer: Rachmaninoff