Neta Riskin

by Yuval Regev | 30.03.16


Neta Riskin is a rewarded Israeli actress, who has played in a large number of Israeli films and TV shows. Most recently, she has played an ultra orthodox mother of six in a very successful Israeli show called Shtisel.

In this interview with Yuval Regev for the Telavivian Podcast, Riskin talks about the conflicts and contradictions that exist within the different roles she has played. She addresses the large gap between Tel Aviv and the rest of Israel and elaborates on the complexity of playing an ultra orthodox role in a “non-sexy” TV drama.

Riskin also tells us about the unique experience of being Natalie Portman’s dialect coach, teaching her how to do an Israeli accent for the Amos Oz film A Tale of Love and Darkness.

“Escapist Tel Aviv has an identity problem. We all carry stories, but the Israeli way of dealing with them is hiding them. In my work I don’t run away from stories – I run towards them.”

(coproduction: Mariia Malakh)


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