Inbar Lavi is an Israeli artist that most of us came to know thanks to her role of Eve in the worldwide hit TV show Lucifer whose final season is out now. This year, she has been very active in amazing projects like the release of her single Puppet Master and bringing more of her music, the launch of the newest collection of House of Lavi, and supporting female-owned businesses through part of the profits of her LAVI community.
We are really pleased to share with you this marvelous photo shooting and the conversation we had with her to talk about her career, new plans, and that beautiful message she has for all of us that will make you feel liberated and empowered. Let love and compassion set you free, and enjoy more of Inbar Lavi exclusively on Vanity Teen.
Inbar Lavi | Exclusive Interview
VT: What can you tell us now about, back then, when in Israel you were a little girl who dreamed about becoming an actress and how you worked hard to achieve it?
IL: Growing up, I adored all of the performing arts with a deep passion. I used to direct plays and home videos of my family and friends, write short stories and poetry, songs, and dance, and loved performing for anyone who was willing to listen.
I remember looking out my bedroom window and praying for it to become my profession. It was all I could think about.
VT: How has been your experience portraying Eve on Lucifer?
IL: Eve has been a joy. She’s unlike any character I’ve ever played before. So full of life, so full of empathy. I just adore her!
Liberated and empowered
VT: Puppet Master has been released and is such a fantastic song that speaks about freedom and self-empowerment. Could you tell us more about this single? How about Polaroids?
IL: Puppet Master is all about cutting loose from anything holding you back from being who you really are or who you’re meant to be; I love it when people tell me they feel liberated and empowered listening to it.
Polaroids have a reminiscent essence to it. It’s almost like Polaroids is a dive into your past, and Puppet Master is a leap into your future.
VT: For many, it was somehow unexpected to see you releasing a song, but music has been part of your life since you were a child. Would you like to share with us a bit about your musical journey?
IL: There’s a lot people don’t know about me, and it’s been really fun sharing more and more with the world. Music has always been a huge part of my life and a great tool in my work. Writing has also been an extension of me; it just took me some time to expose it.
VT: You have announced that Vronika has just begun to be filmed. What can you tell us about this and some other future projects?
IL: Vronika is a physiological thriller where I get to play dual characters. I can’t wait for you to meet these girls.
Striving for unity
VT: During the first lockdowns, you started a beautiful project named LAVI to support women entrepreneurs. Please, could you share what LAVI is about for those who might not be familiar with this initiative?
We have a new line of sweats and a fragrance to follow. We will always donate a portion of our proceeds to the less fortunate.
VT: You also have been committed to supporting charities. Therefore, why do you consider it is important for young people to give back to society?
IL: Life is full of wonder and joy but is also challenging. For some, more than others. We’re all part of it. When we come together, we are stronger.
I don’t see any other way to go through life than by holding on to one another.
VT: As a Jewish person, it might be hard for you to see the spread of war actions and hate towards people from the Middle East. Would you like to dedicate some words of love to all the innocent people who have been suffering just for having different nationalities or looking for shelter abroad?
IL: It astounds me we are still dealing with anti-Semitism, bigotry, race/religion/ sexual orientation, and any discrimination for that matter. The holocaust occurred 70 years ago, and we are still experiencing hate toward Jews worldwide.
There are lots of misunderstandings over what goes on in the Middle East, and there’s no one way of explaining it all in one sentence.
All I know is we all are human beings, and as part of the human race, we must all strive for unity, love, and compassion, always. Hate can only be expelled when love thrives.
There are many reasons for people to be angry, scared, nervous, and hurt but compassion is the only way to fight it; it’s the only virtue worth holding onto, the only way out.
VT: Which message would you share with those young people who might be experiencing difficult times finding their places in the world?
IL: I would say, chin up! I’ve been there, heck. Sometimes I’m still there. Life is full of peaks and valleys, and you have to learn to ride that wave.
Our mind and spirit are in which we should strive to find home and serenity, home doesn’t start with a place; it starts deeper, miles beneath the surface. If you are comfortable and safe within, it won’t matter what goes on- on the outside. That’s the only truth I’ve found.
When you can’t find your answers on the out, look within.
VT: Anything else you would like to tell the readers of Vanity Teen?
IL: I just want to say thank you to VT for the honor of gracing your cover. I adore your magazine and what you all stand for. I believe we all should encourage freedom, inclusivity, and creativity. And I hope our readers will continue to be exactly who they are.
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Please, remember we all are human
In a world that, for ages, has been trying to segregate and divide us, Inbar Lavi stands up as an artist whose priority has been unifying the world, celebrate diversity, and helps those who need it.
Here on Vanity Teen, we celebrate her grace, her female empowerment, her beauty, and her solidarity. Therefore, we hope that we all can follow her example and make our hands tools to support others and bring relief with our actions and words.
Let us stay tuned to her upcoming projects, stream her music and enjoy her many talents, and while we do so, let us keep in mind her message, we all are human, and, most importantly, let us encourage freedom.