Natalie Loren Kwatinetz – Turning Heads and (sometimes) Tables
Words and interview by Krystal Luster
Originally from Liverpool, England, Natalie Loren Kwatinetz and her family moved to London, where she was soon discovered by various photographers. As fate would have it, Natalie crossed paths with the late Bob Carlos Clarke who featured her in one of his works titled, “Living Dolls” and continued working with Natalie on several other occasions. Eventually, Natalie was able to take her beauty Stateside and tackle the Los Angeles modeling scene. In addition to working with photographer Will Camden and landing a campaign for “Curve”, Natalie created a buzz in the DJing world as DJ Luxury Kills. When she isn’t modeling or acting, Natalie is more than likely exercising, which is a big part of her life and the reason why we can’t help but notice her.
Tell us about your upcoming feature film, “The Tribes of Palos Verdes”. Did you relate in any way to your character Gina in the film?
The film is about a family who moves to Palos Verdes. The mom (played by Jennifer Garner) is on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the father is a surgeon to the stars. Their teenage daughter turns to surfing to escape her troubled home life. I play Gina who is one of the tennis ladies at the club who annoys Jennifer Garner’s character. Gina and I definitely have different values.
What was the first American film you remember watching? Do you still watch it today?
I can’t remember what the first American movie that I saw was, but I was obsessed with American movies from a very early age.
How would you compare living in England to Los Angeles, California?
London and Los Angeles are very different cities. I love London for the theater, art and music. It feels more raw. Los Angeles is different. It’s very spread out and everyone is in their car all day, but it’s beautiful and the weather is great. It’s more of a healthier lifestyle too, which I love.
Did you enjoy working with photographer Bob Carlos Clark during your time as a model?
Yes, I loved working with Bob. He was such an amazing artist. He really inspired me with his creativity and passion.
What made you interested in spinning? Do people still refer to you as “DJ Luxury Kills”? Is that a career avenue you are still in pursuit of?
I loved music from an early age and there is a big music scene in London. A lot of my friends were DJs. There are some people that still refer to me as DJ Luxury Kills nowadays! In terms of DJing, I still love it but right now my focus is on acting.
Was is easy transitioning from model to actress?
I think it helped, for sure. Modeling and acting aren’t the same at all but doing commercials and being around creative energy is always good.
In the 2015 film, “Violence” you play Ashley. What was it like working on thriller movie?
It was actually cool! There was a lot of fake blood and gore involved. I would love to do another thriller in the future.
Are you a fan of “scary” films?
Honestly, I’ve got to say no, only because I get really scared! Haha. Some of my favorite scary movies are “The Exorcist” and “The Shining” though.
Even though you workout regularly, are there any “unhealthy” foods that you treat yourself to?
Definitely! I love chocolate and ice cream. As for savory, I love truffle fries.
Contact Natalie Loren Kwatinetz on Twitter: @IAMNATALIELOREN and IG: @nlorenkwatinetz.
Photo By John Hong