Hi! My name is Natalie Pelletier, and I’m an actress currently living in Los Angeles. I am always playing the role of “the friend who you ask where to go eat” so I figured might as well share my findings with everyone!
“stay hungry, stay curious, and always save room for dessert.”
“Are you Irish?”: Believe it or not, I get asked this A LOT. It’s like, duh, I have freckles…but I get it there are other who get freckles besides the Irish- we just get the best kind. My other major heritage is French!
“How do you pronounce your last name?”: The correct French pronunciation is “pell-uh-tea-ay” but here in good ol’ America my family goes by “pell-uh-tear”- though I never correct the French way because it has that certain je ne sais quoi.
“Where are you from?”: Originally the Chicago area (go Cubs) but spent some time in KC, and went to college in Chapel Hill, NC (go Heels)…getting progressively warmer was the plan.
“How’d you get into food?”: I grew up around a food because my grandpa owned a restaurant in Chicago called “Mellow Yellow”, I was never a picky eater, and love trying new things (slightly redundant?!). Plus I’ve always felt food brings people together and that’s what I love- connecting with people and learning about them.
“How are you so skinny?”: (this is more or less the question) but lots of people ask me and my best friends how I can eat so much and not seem to gain weight. One, HIIT training and Pop Physique (an LA barre studio)- I don’t particularly like working out but I do it so I can justify eating a donut or fried chicken later that day (literally before workouts and during I am thinking about my next meal). Two, while I’d love to say I’m always a part of the “clean plate club” I’m more of a try-a-bit-of-everything girl. Three, I’m not a big snacker and when I grocery shop, I don’t buy much junk food.