Celebrity Travel: Go away with Della Saba
In the Apple TV+ series “Physical,” Della Saba portrays Bunny, a quirky aerobics instructor. “Bunny is Sheila’s (Rose Byrne) teacher, competitor and…victim?” Saba said. “She (Bunny) lives with her surfer boyfriend in San Diego, although she was actually born in Lebanon.” Born and raised in England, Saba is now based out of Los Angeles. She’s also a voice actress who can be heard in Jack Black’s Netflix animated series “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight.”
Q: Do you think Bunny would make a good travel companion?
A: I’m split on this. She does have quite a volatile temper, but she’s also an adventurer at heart. So maybe if you like to be kept on your toes, then you should invite her on your next holiday. Fortunately, she has a loving boyfriend, Tyler (Lou Taylor Pucci) who adores her company.
Q: Bunny obviously does aerobics. Do you try to keep active when you're traveling, whether doing sports or hitting the hotel gym?
A: Yes, I do. For the last two years while I’ve been working on “Physical,” I really have worked my way through the whole spectrum of those mesmerizingly strange workout videos from the ’80s. Also, I do yoga, mainly to slow me down. Like Bunny, my default tends to be buzzing around trying to get things done.
Q: Was the United States a culture shock for you after growing up in the United Kingdom?
A: I am from London. I moved to New York first and that felt very similar to London – the pace of everything, the transportation, the people. In L.A., if you don’t know the city, it takes a while to unlock. I think the surface of L.A. felt foreign but when you’ve lived here a while, it is no different.
Q: What's the most important thing you've learned from your travels?
A: People are fascinating. I live in L.A., which can feel like this pressure cooker of creativity and ambitions. Traveling always resets my brain and reminds me there are so many other ways of thinking.
Q: If you could only pick one place to eat, would you choose a casual meal at a street cart or fine dining?