The young British actress stars at “Hanna,” the Amazon action drama. Yasmin Monet Prince lives with her family in a townhouse in Sydenham, a leafy suburb of London. Ms. Prince is an up-and-coming British actress known for her appearance in “Hanna,” the Amazon Prime Video action drama.
She returned to her second season in July. Her character, Clara, is a super-soldier who escapes from a hidden lab at the end of season 1 and returns as a leading force in the storyline of the show. Ms. Prince has a history of acting roles, including her part in the “Dark Heart” crime series, and the “Nocturnal” crime thriller. “I really enjoy the physical and emotional challenge that these roles offer me,” she said.
Yasmin Monet Prince has been active in musical theater since 9 and at 14 locations both at Shakespeare’s Globe Youth Society and at the BRIT School of Performing Arts. After graduating in 2016, Ms. Prince appeared in “Ellen,” a movie made by British Channel 4, about a troubled teenager growing up in a dysfunctional, single-parent family.
“It was massive, because it was my first TV project ever, and it was a leading role,” she said.
The second season of ‘Hanna’ was filmed throughout Europe, including London, Barcelona, and Paris, which led to both personal and professional development.
While in Barcelona, the cast and crew were met by the 2019 Catalan protests demanding independence from Spain, which briefly shut down production. “We were never in any danger, but on the first night it was kind of scary because of the fires I could see in my hotel room,” said Prince. “The entire production side was a roller coaster of fun, pressure—he was stuck in a really big role—and challenges as well.”
Next thing: Because of the pandemic, at the moment, Ms. Prince has nothing lined up. However, she uses her free time to remain artistic by composing improvised scenes for herself. “I’ve discovered that I like writing,” she said. “I can pretend to be in these scenes and go back to acting on a daily basis.”
Role Models: Ms. Prince is a huge fan of Naomie Harris and Michael Coel. “Naomie Harris has such a range, and she’s such a great actress,” She said.
As for Ms. Coel, she said, “She’s such a brilliant writer, director, and actress. She’s a genius, and I’d love to be in the same room with her one day just to make something. Everything that.”