Esom added a new genre in her filmography with "Warriors of the Dawn", a historical war film which was released last week.
The model-turned-actress said her penchant for acting grew after she appeared in an indie film in 2010. "I wanted to try something new to widen my acting spectrum, even if it is a small role", Esom said.
"I'm still modeling occasionally, but I stayed away from the runway while shooting the film as I wanted to fully focus on being an actress. Whenever people around me give me some compliments, I feel the urge to do better", she said.