Kevin Dias FAULT Magazine Covershoot and Interview

Photographer / Producer / Creative Director: Raen Badua – @raenbadua –

Stylist: Luca Kingston | The Wallgroup – @lucakingston

Grooming: Carolina Yasukawa – @yasulina

Photo Assist: Miles Caliboso – @oh_miles

Style Assist: Natalie – @nataliescec

Words: Miles Holder
Kevin Dias may have taken his career to new heights following his role as Benoit in the popular Netflix series Emily in Paris however his long creative journey starts far earlier with his debut in the iconic film Amélie. Since then, he has pursued his passion to reach success both in English and French speaking projects. 

We caught up with Kevin to discuss his creative journey, Emily in Paris and of course, his FAULTs

Is it difficult to find balance between your music and acting responsibilities?

Everything is pretty much well organized as my acting career will always come first. I mean I have actual jobs as an actor so obviously I work hard to be prepared for the next projects but as a singer I don’t have any gigs to attempt (yet!) haha so it’s much more chill. Even though I’m taking those responsibilities very seriously now as I want to develop my career in music with more personal songs. 

When it comes to your music writing – do you need a regimented schedule or do you just play when inspiration hits?

Music, like all other forms of art, is therapeutic for me. Whenever I feel like it I just take my guitar and start singing. It’s never an obligation but only pure moments of artistic freedom. 

What was your biggest takeaway from your experience working on the Netflix series Emily in Paris?

The whole experience made me realize how interesting it would be to develop my career in the US !

Heliot Emil – shirt
Peter Do – sleeves
Dickies – pants
Doc Marten – shoes

What do you consider to be the most challenging role you’ve played in your career so far, and why?

Honestly I would say Benoit in the sense that it was my first ever English-speaking role which is my third language. But also the fact that I had to sing was pretty challenging because even though I’ve always loved singing, it was my first time in a recording studio so I felt a bit of pressure ! 

Can you tell us about any particularly memorable moments or experiences you’ve had while filming a movie or TV show? 

There are so many ! But I think I’ll never forget that time we went to the South of France in the most incredible villa with some of my Emily in Paris castmates during a week off. We came back with memories for life. 

What do you hope audiences take away from your performances, and what message do you aim to convey through your work?

I just hope people will always stay surprised and curious about my choices. 

More than a message, it’s a feeling. If I can contribute to making people feel a thousand different emotions, dream, forget about their problems or change their perspective on life after they see me in a movie, I’ll have done my part of the job. 

What motivates you to continue pursuing your passion for acting, and what do you hope to achieve in your career in the future?

You can never get tired of this exciting life, every project is so different. I can’t wait for the next job, explore the next character I’ll be embodying.

In the future I hope I will get the chance to work with directors I love and actors I look up to. But also I don’t ever want to be put in a pigeonhole, I want to be able to go from a big superhero blockbuster to a much more intimate, independent drama. 

What has been the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

“Make mistakes !”. That’s how you learn. 

What has been the worst advice you’ve been given? 

“Seek for money”. It can’t be a priority when you’re an actor. Passion and quality work is what should drive you. 

When you look back on your journey, what’s been the most challenging hurdle to overcome?

I think it would be more of a psychological hurdle, to overcome the lack of confidence or the comparison with others. 

What is your FAULT? (Personal flaw)

I have more than one ! I would say impatience, I can’t wait for the next good thing to happen so when nothing happens for a few days I’m like “come on! », I can be a little irritated haha. Also I’m too perfectionist with everything I do so I have trouble being 100% satisfied, I always think I could have done even better. But now I’ve learned to let go because of course there’s no such thing as perfect.