Nevrland tells the story of Jakob, a young boy suffering from anxiety and isolation, whose life changes forever after encountering a beautiful and mysterious artist on the Internet. The role of Jakob is complex and melancholic, but as the critics and the viewers say, up-and-coming actor Simon Früwirth was the one destined to give life to the character. Because Simon is also a riddle.
This 20-year-old actor is talented but, at the same time, undeniably mysterious. His presence can break your heart and give you chills, all in the same scene. His screen debut has received unanimous applause, winning the Best Actor Award at the Max Ophüls Festival in Germany. But Simon doesn’t care about awards; he has always been into art. Curious about the world surrounding him, we discuss the stigma around mental health, him dropping out of school to star in the movie, and his future plans.