1) Why did you start acting?
I started acting because I loved the idea of being able to develop a character in a world different than my own. The majority of roles that I do are characters that are very opposite to how I am in real life, which makes it even more fun to perform. There is a lot besides just the acting that I love about being on film. I love researching, writing, and truly identifying the character that I plan to be.
Actors that I really admire are people like Johnny Depp who can be anyone they want. He has done so many incredible roles that are challenging, surprising, yet brilliant. I would absolutely love to work with him some day. Someone else that I have come to admire as an actor is Jennifer Lawrence. She has so much range. She can literally do anything. I love the emotion that she translates through her performances and I truly hope I can reach that level some day.
I feel that every project I have done has given me some sort of satisfaction or learning experience. What I find most rewarding is that every time I am on a different set/stage, I develop as an actor in many ways. I learn about my abilities and what works for different characters. One of my favorite times on set was when I was filming for the movie “My All American.” My role was not big by any stretch, however, that is the biggest production I have ever been a part of. Seeing the story filmed throughout the course of three months was absolutely unreal. I am very excited to see the outcome of the movie.
I decided to audition for The Last Beautiful Girl because I felt I could very much relate to it. Everyone goes through young love and heartbreak. However, the writing, comic relief, and mood of the movie is what sold me because although there is a sadness to it at times, it is absolutely hilarious. I am really looking forward to working with the cast. I have had the pleasure of already meeting and working with many of them, but I think this movie is going to be really special.
That’s a pretty tough question, but off the top of my head (in no specific order) here we go:The Notebook
The Shawshank Redemption
ALL the Harry Potter movies 🙂
The Lion King
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Dark Knight
The Man in the Iron Mask
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Pirates of the Caribbean