BELLO IT GIRL: SAVANNAH KENNICK

Photography Arthur Galvao | Featured in BELLO Style issue 165.

Written by Ed Solorzano

At the young age of 19, impactful actress, natural model and enthusiastic fashionista Savannah Kennick has already made an impression in the entertainment industry. Having already celebrated many successes including her recent win for “Best Actress in a Short Film” for BLOOM as well as being nominated for both the Young Artist and the Young Entertainer Awards at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival for her role in the indie horror film HOLIDAYS,Savannah is definitely expected to celebrate many more milestones in the years to come. BELLO Magazine had the chance to chat with the young rising star about BLOOM, her upcoming projects and fashion input.

BELLO: Recently, we know you were presented with the award Best Actress in a Short Film for BLOOM. How does it feel to be honored at the Hollywood Reel Film Festival?

Savannah: Ah, its such an honor! BLOOM was such a special project to me. When you are filming you are never really thinking about accolades or approval from others, you just want to make a good movie with a fascinating storyline so to have someone say I did my work well means a lot to me.

BELLO: Tell us about the film, what can you tell us about the character? The role? And how your character interacts with the various other characters in the film.

Savannah: In BLOOM I play Annabelle, a naïve young girl with big dreams of becoming a fashion model. Annabelle is such a fresh face, she captures the attention of a well-known photographer, but then in the middle of their photoshoot another beautiful girl comes in and interrupts. Being so naïve Annabelle pushes herself to prove her worth, even if it means leaving her morals behind. The story means so much to me because I started my career in New York City and I know the feeling of wanting to prove that at 14 years old I could be as comfortable as the 20 year olds on set.

BELLO: Who are some actresses you look up to? Have any of them directly influenced your acting career?

Savannah: I’m inspired by so many artists. I try to steal a little bit from each one of them. I  adore Cate Blanchett and her power, she is so classically beautiful. I also love Amy Adams and the quiet strength she carries into every role and Rooney Mara who inspires me to become a more badass version of myself.

BELLO: What are some projects you are currently working on?

Savannah: I’ve been super busy, I just shot a few episodes on a TV show where I got to work with some incredible actors. I also had a supporting role in the thriller “Do Not Reply!”

BELLO: Is there a dream role of yours that you would want to play?

Savannah: Oh, I’d love to play a psychopath. A role like Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” would be a dream!

BELLO: As you know, Bello is a lifestyle and fashion magazine. Can you describe to you us your style? Favorite fashion designers, etc.?

Savannah: Honestly, I’m still figuring it out myself. I love 70’s glam. I love babydoll dresses and vintage jeans and silk shirts. It’s so hard for me to stay just one aesthetic all of the time. Stevie Nicks is my biggest style icon, if I could run around in a gypsy cape and thigh high boots everyday I totally would. I like love how crazy some of the pieces from Gucci are but I also love how classic Chanel is. It’s such a toss up.

BELLO: Fun Question: What historical figure would you want to play on the silver screen?

Savannah: Sharon Tate or Grace Kelly for sure, they were such beautiful, radiant women inside and out.

BELLO:  What are some words of wisdom you would like to share with your fans and young talent out there that may want to follow in your steps?

Savannah: There is a real great quote from a poet that says “your art is not about how many people like your work, your art is about if your heart and soul likes you work. It’s about how honest you are with yourself and you must never trade honesty for reliability. I think it’s really important to realize that at the end of the day you have to be proud of yourself and the path that you are taking because a lot of outside distractions can happen when you chose a creative career path.

 

About The Author

Aleksandar Tomovic
Editor in Chief

French photographer (of Serbian Origins) lives and works in Los Angeles. Known for his celebrity fashion editorials and recognized around the world for his european esthetics and american efficiency.

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