Holiday Wishlist: Stephanie Watine Arnault of Clos19

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Cha Cha Matcha

Modrn Sanctuary

You have been fighting for years for the LGBT cause...

I have always been very committed because two of my brothers are gay. Growing up, I realized that they could be perceived differently; I felt the need to stand up to this intolerance and to speak on their behalf in my interviews, my speeches. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which I shot last year, exposes sexual conversion therapies. I fight, in every way possible, to highlight the horrible realities that LGBT youth have to face.


In your career, you have been open up to all types of productions: blockbuster films, independent cinema, TV shows, et cetera. How would you characterize your philosophy?

I would be bored if I did the same thing all the time. I like to try new genres, to confront myself with different emotions. I am tireless. Whether you act in a horror movie, a comedy, a drama, whether you are on stage, on the screen, or have your voice recorded, each experience, each character allows you to learn a little more about yourself. Always doing the same thing risks complacency. And complacency is the death of art. I am never as successful as when I am put on the defensive, when I have this “positive” fear of the unknown.

The Candle

The Webster custom candle – Blossom wax custom candle from The Webster featuring an orange blossom scented candle.

La Residence – Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa



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