by Sarah Lau
Pornography and heavy romance may not be her cup of tea but actor-in-the-making, Barbara Kalaj, will do any other roles to fulfill her dream.
Barbara Kalaj, 20, is a second-year in the Honours B.A. Dramatic Art program at the University of Windsor. Her persuasive speech in her drama class was well received. Kalaj has wanted to be an actor since she was about 12 or 13 years old. It was the only career she could see herself doing for the rest of her life.
Kalaj says she thinks an occupation like a caretaker is wonderful in terms of helping people but she believes the best way to help people was in the media.
“The best way to educate people in the world is to get inside the media and educate through that,” said the young actor. Kalaj says compared to a teacher that can only teach a class with however many students a year, an actor’s statement in the media can reach millions of people.
The student actor seeks a life where it will give her a bigger voice to help educate young women and young people in general.
“Fame and money are always nice,” laughs Kalaj.
From when she was a child, Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series is one of three role models to Kalaj.