Q. What attracted you to begin a career as an actor? Why do you feel this is the ideal profession for you?
A: Ever since I was extremely young I have loved to perform. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that acting is something I want to pursue professionally. There’s something so amazing about being able to embody a character and completely transform into someone else. I thrive when presented with a challenge and enjoy the process of learning how to realistically yet creatively express a character.
Q. Teamwork and the ability to work with large numbers of people is important in this role. How do you cope working within a large team? Why do you think teamwork is important?
A: Teamwork is an absolutely crucial part of any production. From the perspective of someone who has been involved in theater for a while, I know how important every single role is. Directors, crew members, costume designers, hair and makeup professionals, along with numerous others will work behind the scenes to create an incredible end result. I appreciate and recognize everyone’s critical roles and strive to work well with others and do my part for the team.
Q. Motivation is important within the acting profession. What would you say is your motivator currently? How do you remain positive and focused within your role?
A: I feel motivated to work hard and put myself out there because acting is something I love and care about enough to keep persisting. I try to see everything in the best light possible and think of each audition and role as a chance to gain more experience. If I don’t get one role, that’s okay. I’ll keep trying; maybe the next opportunity will be right for me.
Q. From a professional context, what do you feel your greatest weakness is?
A: I would consider myself to be a perfectionist, which can certainly be a weakness at times. I feel like I want to do everything right. This often leads to me overthinking things and questioning whether I could have done something better instead of letting go and moving forward.
Q. From a professional context, what do you feel your greatest strengths are?
A: I am enthusiastic and have a lot of initiative. I’m not going to sit back and wait to be handed a job on a silver platter. Instead, I’m going to put myself out there and chase opportunities. My willingness to work hard and the genuine excitement it brings me sets me apart from others and is a great strength of mine.
Q. What do you think you can bring the world of Acting, and what qualities do you possess that makes you a good candidate for this role?
A: I realize pursuing this career will require a lot of time and effort. However, because I enjoy acting so much, extra time and effort hardly feel like work to me. I am willing to fully commit to learning and improving through experiences, as I realize that each audition or role I land is another step into the world of acting and will open more doors for me. I believe my persistence is one of my finest qualities.
Q. How do you think you will handle the prospect of fame and the perks/downfalls that come with it? Are you aspiring to become a famous actress?
A: The idea of fame excites me, but of course, I believe there is importance in every part of the journey. Should I ever become famous, I would hope to remember this point of view and continue in my desire to improve and become better, instead of becoming stagnant or resting on my laurels.
Q. Can you tell me about the last film you went to see, and why? What was memorable about it, and what were your thoughts? Were there areas you felt could have been improved on?
A: The last film I went to see was The Greatest Showman. I was blown away by how visually pleasing and fun the movie was to watch. The mixture of outstanding acting, powerful vocals, and captivating dance created an exceptional film. As an actress, it is such a dream of mine to be part of a production like this at some point in my career.
Q. How would you manage a stressful or difficult situation at work?
A: When I encounter a stressful or difficult situation I try to take a step back, put myself in somebody else’s shoes, and see the situation in the context of the big picture. This helps me understand where others are coming from and react in the best way.
Q. What are your creative goals for the next five years?
A: Sometime in the next five years, sooner rather than later, I plan on moving to Los Angeles, California. Before this, however, my goal is to get as much experience as possible where I currently live, in Austin, Texas. Ultimately, my dream would be to book a role in a TV series or feature film but until then I plan on attending as many auditions as possible and adding some credits to my resume.