November 21, 2014

Celebrity Quick Chat: HNGN Correspondent Marina Anderson Catches Up With Meital, The Gorgeous Israeli-Born Triple Threat

If you haven't already heard of Meital, you certainly will. This Israeli-born talent dropped her last name (Dohan) even before she established herself in theater, film and television with two Israeli Oscar nominations (for the films "Girofot" and "God's Sandbox") and an Israeli Tony Award.

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September 29, 2014
Rant Lifestyle

MEITAL Talks To RantLifestyle About Naked Boxing, Pet Tigers, And Electro-Pop

Actress and recording artist MEITAL sat down with RantLifestyle to let us into her fascinating and unique world for just a bit.

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Q&A with Meital Dohan

You act, sing, and dance - you're a triple threat... but if you could only choose one, which would it be and why?

I would say sorry, I'm not the kind of girl to choose only one. I see all the different platforms like music, acting, and writing as outlets to express what's on my mind and in my heart. I've always been a performer so I go with the flow.

You're an award-winning actress, receiving two Israeli Oscar nominations and an Israeli Tony Award. How did you feel when you were presented these honors?

It always feels amazing when you are recognized for your work. I think in these moments I've just felt utter gratitude, emanating from within and extending outward to all the people that have supported and continue to support me.

Some in Israel have deemed you the next Madonna. How do you feel about that comparison?

I think you should ask Madonna how she feels about it! It's totally fine by me to be compared to one of the world's greatest living artists. I can think of way worse things.

US audiences know you best as 'Yael Hoffman,' the Admissions Director of Ha Midrash L'Torah from Showtime's Weeds. What was your experience on the show?

Working on Weeds was a total blast and whenever I think about that time I'm just all smiles. Also, I got to wear a strap-on and be a badass dominatrix Rabbai so nothing can really beat that in the fun category!

In what ways did you draw from your Israeli heritage for your role as 'Yael'?

Well I was never a dominatrix Rabbai so I don't think I had to tap too much into my heritage for the part actually! I did grow up in a small village, and I, to this day have a very close relationship with my Rabbai, but I think 'Yael' and my Rabbai are quite different!

Your singles have taken the world by storm and landed on some top pop music charts around the globe. What's it like to receive international attention for your debut album, I'm In Hate With Love?

It's great to have a global audience because I travel so much and it's nice to know I have supporters in each city I visit, especially in one where I might not speak the language. They say music is the universal language, so its especially cool to get that co-sign by you know... the universe.

Tell us about your European tour. What was your favorite part?

My favorite part of my recent Euro tour was when I had the pleasure of working with Pro7 TV in Germany and I think we came up with a lot of funny episodes:

DJs worldwide have remixed your hit singles, "On Ya" featuring Sean Kingston and "Give Us Back Love." What's it like to walk into a room and hear a remixed version of your song?

I believe in the power of art and the power of music. I believe that art can make all the difference, so it makes me happy to share my creation with others.

What was it like to record and film the music video with Sean Kingston?

It was wonderful working with Sean, he emanates positivity and good energy all from the get-go. We also had great chemistry and music collaborators that made the single such a success.

In your music videos--which have over 10 million views--you skydive, streak, and so much more. Where do you come up with these extravagant ideas for your videos?

I dream them. My dreams are like epic novels or films and usually filled with kind of absurd, really epic imagery and adventures. I think about the meaning of the song even though it sounds silly, usually they'll have some meaning and message and that's what I making sure the video portrays. Since as we know reality can be really challenging, so too the videos tend to be challenging. For instance how do we feel in the capitalistic world as we move through traffic looking for love lost:

Where does your belief and interest in miracles stem from?

I've always been a very spiritual person and I think to believe in life is to believe in miracles. If your eyes are open there are miracles happening everyday and I grew up always knowing that and tapping into that miraculous energy around me. I also created a radio show called Loud Miracle and it was all about people who created miracles in there peoples' lives and the universe.

You were recently featured in RUNWAY magazine. What was the photo shoot and interview like?

I've to be primped and pampered in a proper fashion, so I always love an editorial shoot. The photo shoot was so much fun! When I'm being interviewed I try not to think so hard about it, because the less I think, the more authentic I'm being. Kind of like now.

Telling by your wardrobe, you have a strong sense of self. How would you describe your style?

My style is very bold, eclectic and provocative. I love costume, and the game of dress up. I love how an outfit can really be an expression of my mood that day. I always think of my body like a blank canvas, and I get to paint different colors, prints, and patterns on it to express myself through clothes and wardrobe.

Who are your role models in the fashion, music, and acting industries?

In general, I admire people who make a social change and use the art to improve this world and make it a better place. From the fashion world, I'd say Coco Chanel whose story redefined women in the 20th century. Andy Warhol, the Beatles, and Bon Iver are all inspirations to me.

Gossip alert! Who is your current celebrity crush?

I don't kiss and tell!

What goals do you have for your career in the future?

I think as I begin to amass an even greater reach and extend my audience I want to continue to use my platform as an artist for social good. I think you're given a very special gift to be able to communicate with so many people when you perform, so I want to continue pushing myself to be involved in philanthropy and greater social causes because that's definitely something I connect to very deeply. What's your game plan right now? What are you going to work on next?

I try to never have a master plan because you have to really take each day as it comes, and there's always so much going on! Right now I have a TV series in development, a film in development and I'm finishing my album! So there's a lot going on and summer is passing me by like wildfire.

Where can fans follow your recent and upcoming projects?

My website is regularly updated with my projects and tour dates. I also am super active on social media so don't be shy to connect with me on Twitter @MeitalDohan and on Instagram @MeitalDohan!

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