Adam Nourou is a young actor whose career is just beginning to be as bright as it is meant to be. He won a Goya award for acting, was cast for the next season of the international Netflix sensation Elite, and has some other projects coming up; but he still is that boy with a genuine smile who looks at you with gentleness and tells you to don’t give up on your dreams.
In this exclusive interview for Vanity Teen, Adam Nourou opens up to talk about his origins, aspirations, and how thankful he is for all the good things that he has been receiving lately for doing an activity he loves: acting.
I invite you to keep reading and enjoy this conversation as if we were in a petit comité of friends who gather together to catch up upon life and enjoy the moment.
Adam Nourou | Exclusive Interview
VT: What can you tell us about your origins, and how did you get into acting?
AN: I am Comorian from both of my parents, and I ended up acting when I was a kid (around ten years old) as I got spotted by an agent.
VT: Acting has given you international recognition, especially after Adú. For those who might not have seen the film yet, what would you like to share about it and the story of Massar?
AN: For those who haven’t had the chance to see the movie yet, I would advise them to watch it because it’s very touching, and it’s necessary to be aware of immigration and its consequences.
Regarding Massar, I think he’s a very strong character with a big heart.
VT: Talking about Adú, you are still a teenager and have had a lifetime blessing as you won such an international acting award as the Goya prize in Spain. What does this achievement mean to you?
AN: I’m so proud of myself for this award, it’s a big accomplishment, and I hope it is the first step to a big ascension by the grace of God.
VT: It is known that next year, we will see you being part of the cast of one of the most famous Netflix teen dramas around the globe. That being said, so far, what can you share with us about this experience?
AN: I know this experience will be useful to my career in the future. The fact that I had the chance to work with actors who have more experience and notoriety, but at the same time, they’re not older than me, helps me gain maturity and helps me realize this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
It may only be one season, but it’s a lot, and they made me feel like I was one of them.
VT: Besides acting, we have been told you are good at sports; particularly, rugby. Is true? Could you tell us more about this aspect of your life?
AN: Yes, I played rugby for a long time, but I had to stop when I started filming Adú.
Don’t give up on your dreams
VT: Thinking about simple things, what makes you feel happy and why?
AN: What makes me happy the most are simple things like spending time with my family, see the smile on my mom’s face, and spend full afternoons with my friend without paying attention to the time.
VT: As a young person that you are, what things concern you the most, and how do you deal with them?
AN: What concerns me the most is that the film industry is very volatile; which means that I can be at the top today and be forgotten tomorrow, but I handle this “fear” by always saying to myself that I have to enjoy what I have and what is meant to happen, will happen anyway.
VT: Diversity and plural representation have been taking over the media, film, and entertainment industry, but do you consider there is much more to be done about it?
AN: Yes, I think it’s a big change, a big step; but the best is yet to come.
VT: Which words would you like to share with those young people who might be experiencing difficult times due to the thing happening in the world nowadays?
AN: I would like to tell them that: you’re not alone, and even if you are experiencing difficult times, don’t give up on your dreams, never, because as someone told me one day: even in the darkest hour, there is light above.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
AN: Stay tuned because some big projects are coming for the next years!
Before we go
As Adam Nourou said, this life has its ups and downs but, it is good for us to remember that none can take our dreams away from us, and we can work hard to achieve them while enjoying the process. He has amazing projects coming over for the future, and we cannot wait to enjoy and support all of them.
Let us keep in mind his good energy and, just like him, let us treasure precious moments with family and friends and let us try to find those simple things that make us happy.
P.S. As my French is pretty basic and Adam Nourou so far is French-speaker only, we would like to thank his friend Wendy who helped us not to get lost in translation. Guys, we all need good friends like her!