❖ Astrid Chevalier
from: bordeaux, france
status: middle-class commoner
Astrid was born to a mother who always wanted better. Growing up, she was never one to be wearing frilly dresses. Her mother, who tried to force her to be Mommy's Little Princess, actually made Astrid more reluctant to listen to her. In fact, Astrid later grew up to be very headstrong. One of the boys, she finds it easy to navigate social circles. She's a great friend, and rarely gets caught up in the everyday drama that holds girls' attention. She's loyal to a fault, and rarely gets angry. The only time when she shows her anger is on the soccer field. An avid player since her youth, Astrid is a rising star. She is the most aggressive forward on her team. She's been taking the sports world by storm, and she'll continue to do so. One reporter has called her "the best thing since David Beckham," but she doesn't have a big ego. Out of all the girls at La Sarbonne, Astrid is one of the more neutral. She prefers not to get into catfights, but if one of her friends is attacked, she'll be standing behind them 100%. One of the things Astrid finds most difficult is getting along with boys in a romantic capacity. Sure, she's with them all the time (usually to kick their butts at soccer), but it's another for her to act like a, well, girl around any guy she likes. Unfortunately for her, the last thing the girls at La Sarbonne want is for this beautiful, sporty, charming girl to learn how to flirt. They'll do anything to stop this girl-next-door from getting anywhere.
model: bambi northwood blyth
(in character - interview with press)
1) Ok tell us about your past, where do you come from?
*laughs* Well, I can assure you, i'm not as interesting as others you've interviewed. I was born and raised in Bordeaux. We lived in the country before my parents decided to move into town. My mothers owns a bakery in town and my gather' an environmental lawyer. We don't live in a huge home nor do we have an extravagant amount of money, but we do alright for ourselves. I'm an only child but that doesn't mean I'm spoiled. I've had to work for everything I wanted.
Of course, soccer played a big part in my upbringing. My father played when he was in school and it seems as soon as I was able to understand how, he was teaching me to play in our backyard. Secretly, I think he used to wish I was a boy. But now I know he's extremely proud of me.
My mother is an altogether different story. We have a strange relationship. She wishes I cared more about my appearance than soccer. Growing up she would put me in frilly dresses that would just end up getting ruined *laughs*. She's a little better now but every now and then, I find a dress or a skirt in my closet that wasn't there before
2) How do you know Marie, or if you don't what are the circumstances around you being invited to the wedding court?
*shrugs* I don't really. We go to the same school of course and we've had a few classes together. I've even chatted with her at a few parties. But we don't run in the same social circle, obviously. Maybe she wants to get to know me better but my bet is that it has something to do with the papers calling me the 'best thing since David Beckham'
3) Can you tell us a few personal strengths and weaknesses?
Strengths? I'm loyal. Once you're my friend, you have someone who's always on your side and ready to help fight your battles. I've also been told that I'm pretty laid-back. I hate fighting and I try not to hold grudges and I know I'm an amazing soccer player but I don't take it for granted.
My weaknesses? Well that's easy: I'm extremely headstrong. I do what I want, when I want to do it regardless of what anyone else thinks. I'm not very patient or good at following advice. I blame this on my mother. I'm also not great at respecting authority. I'm a little sarcastic and tend to say the first thing that pops in my head
4) What are you most looking forward to about moving to Versailles and taking part in court?
*laughs nervously* I think I'm a bit more anxious then I am excited. I'm not sure if the royal court and I are going to be a good fit. But I guess it would be the fact that I'm trying something new and the excitement of not knowing what's going to happen. It could be the best time of my life or it could be the worst and I love the thought of not knowing which it is.
5) What is one thing the world should know about you?
Though It doesn't seem like I'll fit in too much with the royals, I'm strong and i can hold my own.
(out of character)
~ why did you choose this character?
Astrid was the first character who stood out to me when i looked through them but I couldn't decide If I should go for a character that didn't have an audition yet. Finally i decided to take the chance and I'm glad I did. I love this character. I love the thought of playing someone who's so confident but at the same time, has no idea how charming and beautiful she is.
~ can you honestly be active?
Yes i can. I'm in my last month of college so i might get a little sidetracked but I always make time to come on to polyvore and as of now, I'm only in one other active role-play
~ why should we choose you for this character?
Because I love this character and am dedicated to developing her. I've been excited about this role=play since I was invited to join.
-Astrid is of course fluent in French but she can also speak Italian, Russian, and oddly enough, Farsi
-She went to Sarbonne on a soccer scholarship and while she intends to pursue a career in soccer, she's majoring in photography while she's here. She's developed a love and a talent for it and hopes to have her pictures hanging in a gallery one day
-She's had to work part time jobs to have money for the things she wanted. Mostly at her moms bakery but she loves horses and was an exercise rider at the racetrack during the summers
-Astrid has never had a boyfriend. While she's comfortable just being one of the guys, she becomes awkward and shy as soon as any of them show any interest in her
-She sometimes thinks about what her life would be like if she had never picked up a soccer ball. And every now and then, she thinks she might have preferred her life that way.