Inde Navarrette invites us to keep going since she is a young woman who has learned the importance of pushing herself and motivating others to avoid silence when a conversation could help make things better.
She is known for being a very active person and always being open about saying what she thinks and expressing how she feels. Her acting career includes credits in productions we all love, such projects that reflect some needs current generations are facing and, in the past, were not naturally portrayed.
We fell for her when she embodied Estela de la Cruz in the widely famous Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and nowadays, we can see her as Sarah Cushing in The CW’s hit series Superman & Lois.
So, be our guest and enjoy this exclusive interview with Inde Navarrette, only on Vanity Teen.
What an experience!
VT: What would you like to share with us about your origins and your first steps into acting?
IN: I had a young mom growing up who loved Gladiator, Moulin Rouge, and Audrey Hepburn. Those were the kinds of films I was raised in, so how could I not fall in love? So my mother and I worked as much as we could to get me where I am now. From the beginning, I couldn’t be where I am without her.
VT: 13 Reasons Why was a game-changer in your career. How do you remember that experience?
IN: Wow! What an experience! I mean, where do I start? I remember it being my first day, not knowing anything about the season prior, as it had not aired yet. Two writers asked me to step outside about an hour before my first scene and said: “Your brother’s dead, you feel like a pariah, and Justin was murdered, but we don’t know who it was. Ready. Go!” It felt like a roller coaster being in a room filled with people I had only seen on Netflix. Very surreal.
VT: That TV show and other projects of yours like Denton’s Death Date have allowed you to be part of relevant conversations that, in the past, young could not have so openly. How has that impacted our life?
IN: I’d have to say that it impacted my life before being on 13 Reasons Why. I went on a vacation with some friends and overheard the parents talking about how 13 Reasons Why was too much for their kids to watch, which in their own respect, is their decision. But, I remember being a kid and thinking how little they realized that the shows they were complaining about, actually, were a watered-down version of the school we went to 5 days a week. Since being on the show, it’s given that younger version of me a pat on the back, knowing that we’re doing the work to better future conversations.
A lighter spirit
VT: Recently, we could see you as Sarah Cushing in Superman & Lois. What is it like to be part of this widely popular story?
IN: Superman & Lois is my baby, and I plan on taking full custody. We’re in our own bubble up in Canada, the cast & crew have become family, and it’s become a wonderful place to be. Especially during Covid times when they have become our only sense of human interaction. That, in turn, is really weird to know that millions of people watch our show because, while filming, it’s hard for me to believe it’s on that scale. Sometimes, I feel like I am at a really fun camp for seven months out of the year.
VT: What can you tell us about Kids of The Black Hole and your other upcoming projects?
IN: Kids of the Black Hole was a fun Indie directed by Dyllan Ellis, it’s stopped production for now, but it was such an amazing experience. I don’t like to speak of things until they are set in stone. So, I will have my lips sealed for now.
VT: Besides acting, you have been very committed to physical activity and taking care of your body. What do you like the most about training?
IN: I love the aggression release of it all. You get to punch the hell out of some pads or bags for a bit and walk away with a lighter spirit. It’s very fun for the toddler in me who just likes to hit things.
VT: How about your mental health? How do you preserve it?
IN: My mental health is a work in progress, just like everyone else, but personally, I like to look at work or difficult challenges with an athlete mentality. Every time is a chance to work towards getting better, and all we really can do is train and do our best when it’s our turn.
VT: Which simple things of life do you enjoy the most and why?
IN: My car is manual, which makes me think more while driving. Plus, my brother yesterday compared it to a Go-Kart, and now I feel like I’m in Mario Kart when I drive, which is the best feeling in the world.
VT: What message would you like to share with those who admire you and celebrate your work?
IN: You can do anything you tell yourself you can. Once you tell yourself you can’t, it’s over, so you have to keep going no matter what it is.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
IN: My middle name is Fargus.
Before we go
Inde Navarrette is grateful for the things she has accomplished and focused on those about to come; therefore, her constant message is that we should keep going if we care for those goals we set for ourselves. We will always thank her for that inspiring attitude.
I hope she keeps delivering outstanding performances because we will continue celebrating her talent and fierce spirit.
You can watch her on the latest season of Superman & Lois, and to stay tuned with her latest activities, you can follow her on social media @indenavarrette.