Tasya Teles on Skin Trade

Tasya Teles

Tasya Teles has the arts in her blood – after appearing in Afflicted and Intruders, she now stars alongside action legend Dolph Lungdren in Skin Trade, where she takes on the role of Rosa Cassidy, wife to Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren), who after being brutally murdered by a Serbian gangster with international interests sends NYC detective Nick into a spiral of revenge. The film also stars action-heavy hitters Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Ron Perlman and Celina Jade, and premiered on May 8th in the US (it will be available on VOD and iTunes April 23rd and July 7th in Canada).

CraveOnline: Tell us about Skin Trade.

Tasya Teles: After a Serbian mob family involved in human trafficking murders Nick Cassidy’s family (a NYC detective played by Dolph Lundgren), he secretly travels to Southeast Asia to exact revenge. He ends up discovering that these criminal rings are far more institutionalized and powerful than he once thought.

Any other projects you’re currently working on?

I am currently working on a creepy sci-fi film called Ethix that shoots this summer, and I’m waiting to hear back on a couple big projects, none of which are more difficult than trying to potty train my dog. That is my biggest challenge this summer.

If you hadn’t gone into acting, what career do you think you might be doing?

I love singing, so I would hope that if I wasn’t acting I would be traveling the world with my rock band. Otherwise I would be a dramaturge, or playwright, or painter, but definitely something in the arts.

Where do you currently live?

Vancouver is my pied-à-terre right now, but I am spending more and more time in Toronto, and LA. I travel a few times a month, which is a nice balance. I am a big travel bug, and Vancouver is a beautiful city to come home to.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I can rap. I use rap songs as training for my vocal technique.