Laura Basuki

“Just like getting into character when acting, reading books could lead to a different dimension. I really enjoy that kind of getaway”

When we sat down with Laura Basuki for this interview, she was in the course of promoting her latest film, “Susi Susanti”. As an actress, Laura’s portfolio includes “Di Timur Matahari” by Ari Sihasale and “3 Hati, Dua Dunia, Satu Cinta” by Benni Setiawan. Acting and being part of a movie are the two activities she considers her finest hours. “I love to be alone when reading the script of a movie because then I will be able to explore the character more and understand who she is. Playing a character during the process of shooting a movie is also my finest hour because I get to experience being somebody else.”

Besides spending time with her family and going to the movies, Laura also spends much of her free time reading books. Her two favourite authors include the acclaimed Indonesian writer, Dewi Lestari, and the famous Japanese novelist, Haruki Murakami. She indulges in this favourite activity of hers while sitting in a rocking chair in one corner of her home. “I honestly enjoy reading books by the beach or the sea. This one time, I was on a Phinisi in Bajo and I read a book in the middle of the sea; I consider that one of my best experiences.” Laura Basuki wears a Longines Master Collection timepiece and outfit by CHANEL.