I first started acting at the age of four. Being so young I don’t remember the story entirely, but my mom told me that I had watched my older sister perform in a summer theatre performance, and when auditions came around for our Community Theatre’s production of Sound of Music, I begged to audition with my older sister. My parents fed into the idea, with my mom expecting I would chicken out, but when it came time; I got onto the stage and sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star for my audition piece and landed the role of Gretel. From then on, performing has been my passion.
Actors that can morph into and play multiple, different roles are my inspirations. Actors such as Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sandra Bullock are just a handful of ones that I look to as examples because I feel they have no boundaries or limits to characters they can portray. My greatest inspiration of all time would have to be Audrey Hepburn, not only for her talents on screen, but who she was and what she stood for off screen in her everyday life.
What has been your most satisfying time on stage or set?
This is such a pageant queen answer, but truthfully, any time I am on stage or set is the most satisfying because I am getting to do what I love. That’s a blessing, because even if it is more attainable than world peace, doing what you love is not something a lot of people get to do.
The casting call for The Last Beautiful Girl came up in the semester that I had just switched from my original major of Special Education to Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. It was a big switch but I finally just came to my senses and realized acting is what I want to do with my life. Coming across Last Beautiful Girl, and with it being my first film to go out for, I didn’t want to get too excited or attached to the idea of being a part of it, but it was difficult since I already had felt a connection to it just from reading the plot line and the characters. I felt incredibly lucky to be able to get an audition and beyond blessed to land a role. Being that this is my first full-length independent feature, I am looking forward to the entire experience of working on this film!
5) What are your top 10 movies of ALL time!
Add a zero behind that number and this question may be easier. I am going to have to cheat on this question some and give some vague answers and inform you that the list goes on beyond the ten listed…
- Anything Disney (Put some animals, monsters, or pirates in a movie, and it is a hit.)
- Anything with Audrey Hepburn
- Anything with Johnny Depp (even the often forgotten Cry Baby)
- Every Jurassic Park film
- Musicals (Me and my sisters have no trouble performing “Sisters” from White Christmas or “Elephant Love Medley” from Moulin Rouge at a drop of a hat.)
- Princess Bride
- She’s The Man
- Home Videos (Take my word on it, they are Oscar worthy.)
Honorable Mentions: Signs, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, every Planet of the Apes film, Free Willy, 10 Things I Hate About You, Shutter Island, Book of Eli, House Bunny, How to Train Your Dragon, Indiana Jones… I could go on.