March 22, 2023 Interview – Nadia White
Some people are fine with sticking with one thing… but others dare to push the envelope and look for something more. Nadia White has been in entertainment now for 15 years, and while she has made a name for herself in the Adult film industry, she still yearns for new challenges.
A huge fan of Horror cinema, she has enthusiastically taken on roles within the genre and progressively found herself finding more opportunities; including her starring role in the forthcoming Troma film Curse of the Weredeer. Now entrusting herself into the world of wrestling, White sees no reason to stop there as she lives each moment to the fullest. Looking to make the most of life, White recently took the time to talk about her entrance into the entertainment world, the positives and negatives of working in Adult Entertainment, her love for music and Horror films, plus more.
Cryptic Rock – You have been involved in entertainment for fifteen years now. Keeping business and finding success, first, tell us what initially inspired you to pursue a career in entertainment
Nadia White – Honestly, I just sort of fell into everything. I always knew I wanted to be involved in art, and when I turned eighteen, I started doing modeling, mostly for myself and it seemed to open doors for other things; in this case adult films. Once I was active in that genre, it led me to working with some local indie directors, which in turn hooked me up with companies like Troma. Each step is just another chapter in my book, constantly evolving, and I am always on the lookout for a brand-new venture – like professional wrestling that I am currently deep into at present day.
Cryptic Rock – It is great how you have segued into other forms of entertainment. It shows your yearning for new challenges. In your career you have diversified your resume while working in adult films, Horror films, and as you stated, also wrestling. Do you enjoy having that diversity?
Nadia White – I’m a pretty diverse person in general, I love exploring and trying out new things. We have only one shot at this crazy thing called life and I want to do and see as much as possible. Especially Post-COVID – I made a promise to myself that if there’s a way to do something, I’m going to go after it. You never know when things will change, and most of all you, never know how much time you have left.
Cryptic Rock – Absolutely, you have to make the most out of each day. You clearly are a fan of Horror films. You have starred in a list of Horror films and have several upcoming releases in the genre as well. So, where did your love for Horror begin?
Nadia White – Oh man, that’s a tough one, seems that it just was something always in my life that I enjoyed; even from when I was a little kid, I was the one routing for the villains and loved the darker side of things. As a very small child guys like Jason or Michaels Myers scared me, but I liked it. I love when a movie makes you feel good, bad, sad, happy…doesn’t matter to me.
Cryptic Rock – So your love for Horror clearly runs deep! As mentioned, you do have some forthcoming Horror films you are featured in set for release. What can you tell us about these projects?
Nadia White – I have a few coming out, but the only one I want to promote is Curse of the Weredeer by Shit House Productions to be distributed by Troma. We are in the first cut of editing right now and should have it out by the end of year. This film by far has been one of my favorites to work on, not only because of the tight bond between the cast and crew but it’s a unique concept – a weredeer vs werewolf! Get ready for a heartfelt tale full of blood, guts, and boobs. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was honored to play the female lead “Becky” and I don’t want to give too much away, but the ending has a really fun twist.
Cryptic Rock – It sounds like a fun Horror flick. Fans will have to look out for it. Many would argue the golden age of Horror was during the 1970s, leading into a dominating time of the 1980s. Hard to argue, in the modern era it seems Horror has lost something. Thankfully the independent scene is producing some decent films though. What are your thoughts on the current state of the Horror genre?
Nadia White – Not to sound like a crabby old head, I do agree the ’70 and ‘80s Horror movies to be top tier; it’s hard to make movies in the modern day because so many ideas have already been done.
Personally, I enjoy horror with prosthetics vs CGI, but I would love to see some revamped ideas with today’s technology as far as makeup and kill gags. There are a few directors out there doing some good work, but like all media these days, I feel things are just mass-produced and the heart and soul of it fall to the wayside. I have been fortunate enough to work with some great up and coming directors and some well not so great. But there have been some stand out movies like the Terrifier series that still make me believe Horror is alive and well.
Cryptic Rock – Hopefully you are right, and yes, the Terrifier series is really a solid entry into modern Horror. It does seem you are working in the Horror genre more frequently in recent years. Are you interested in potentially taking on roles in other genres? If so, what challenges
would you like to take on?
Nadia White – I only have done Horror actually, I still lump Troma into a side niche of that since all the gore and kills and adult themes. I am not opposed to other projects, but only Horror ones have come my way. Perhaps a Sci-fi movie or Thriller-Drama might be fun! To any directors reading this please hit me up!
Cryptic Rock – That would be exciting. Like you said, you are always open to new opportunities. Oftentimes in society there seems to be a stigma attached with those performing in the adult film industry. It is a contradiction and rather absurd… but can we expect any less in society? Anyway, do you feel as if that is changing, and adult film actors/actresses are getting more opportunities in more mainstream projects. Furthermore, would you be interested in more mainstream opportunities if they were offered to you?
Nadia White – Ah, yes, the stigma – which I will never wrap my head around it! Adult films have been a blessing and a curse at the same time. It’s definitely put me in the light of being noticed for projects and it has helped me with connections to all facets of the entertainment industry – kind of nice when people already know who you are.
On the other hand, for the most ridiculous reasons it has kind of road-blocked me; I did competitive eating for a while and I was banned from events because I do adult work. Somehow people seem to think I am going to just break out in some sexual display in front of everyone; which is quite the opposite of my natural state. Believe it or not, I’m very private and reserved in public for the most part. Like I stated before, life is my experience buffet – bring on more mainstream!
Cryptic Rock – It is unfortunate how that works. Thankfully you have found your way through and continued to move forward. You found your way into wrestling, Horror films, and who knows what next. Beyond film, are you a fan of music? If so, what are some of your favorite genres of music and artists?
Nadia White – I am a huge music fan, before entertainment I was going to college to be a music teacher. I had a little cover band for a while; we covered GG Allin and I was the lead singer. My favorite genres I listen to on a regular basis are Metal, Punk, but also Horror Punk, ‘80 New Wave, ‘90s/early 2000s Hip Hop, and Outlaw Country.
Cryptic Rock – It sounds like you have a very eclectic musical taste. Let’s talk more about your wrestling career. How did this come about for you and how has wrestling changed your outlook mentally and physically?
Nadia White – I grew up watching it; some of my favorite memories are watching WCW and WWE with my grandpa. Training has been the most physically and mentally demanding thing I’ve ever done in my life! At thirty-five I’m in the best shape of my life and it’s instilled a lot of motivation and pride in myself. I can do anything if I put my mind to it.
Cryptic Rock – That is really cool to hear, and very inspiring too. Last question for you… and it’s a big one. What are some of your favorite Horror films and why?
Nadia White – Aw dang, always this question! (Laughs) Um… I really enjoy the Saw and Hellraiser franchises best, but I’m a gore freak!