WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE IN YOUR CAREER? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT?
You have to have pretty thick skin. You are always auditioning and rejection is constant. It feels like for every ‘Yes!’ there are 99 ‘No’s..’ My biggest struggle comes on those days when I feel like I’m failing, when I need to stay positive and trust my own potential. Remind myself why I’m doing it in the first place. Adjusting my mindset and accepting that there are so many factors out of my control has been majorly freeing. You walk into these rooms in front of huge casting directors, and you just have to see it as an opportunity to do what you love for 10 minutes, rather than a desperate attempt to secure a job, and then leave it all in the room once you’re done.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN NEW YORK?
How do you even begin to answer that!!? I love this city.
I think the anonymity. All walks of life call this place home. You can totally roll out of bed and go to class/work/a café in your pajama’s with greasy hair and no makeup and no one will batt an eyelid, no one cares. That kind of freedom makes New York the perfect place for all the invariable ups and downs of your 20’s. New York also has the best happy hours, ever.
ANY SECRET GEMS YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT?
So I’m trying to eat and drink my way through the city and I love infatuation.com because I’m so indecisive, but love discovering new places to eat/drink/hang out. They have guides for every single neighbourhood and every single mood you could be in like ‘Super-cute reasonably-priced restaurants to catch up with a few friends on a Wednesday evening’ .. etc. I live in Williamsburg and my favourite drinking spots are Midnights and Zablozki’s, and my favourite restaurant is King’s County Imperial. If you want to see some theatre, the app Today Tix is your best friend.