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Jakarta Post

BookWORM; Marcella Zalianty: Window to Knowledge

  • Cemara dinda

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, May 23 2016   /  09:45 am

Actress Marcella Zalianty has always been a keen reader, a passion that comes to life on the big screen, such as when directing a five-segment omnibus adaptation of Rectoverso, a book by established novelist Dewi “Dee” Lestari.

And nowadays she wants to instill the same passion for reading in her children as an imaginative learning tool to open their minds to the world.

“I never want to impose reading on my children. Instead, it should be a hobby for them. Reading really does open doors to new knowledge, values and paths to expand our imagination, right?” she said.

Despite a busy schedule, she still slips in time at night to read to her children and discover what kinds of stories tickle their fancy.

“I’m very thankful that my children’s schools support the benefits of reading. So when they come home, I always ask what they’re reading.”