JOB + INDUSTRY/WHAT DO U DO: Actress
WHAT DO YOU DO?
"I’ve been acting in films and tv for the last 13 years. I find acting to be like being a 'professional feeler’, literally empathising for a character so to inhabit and live their story. You still feel all the feelings on a deeply personal level, it can still be very intimate, even if you’re emoting for a character. The craft is obviously all about how to embrace these feelings, this character's reality, like it’s your own. Sometimes that can be really scary, draining, exhausting but I love it. It’s crazy."
Photo: Jake Terry
FORKS IN THE ROAD, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM?
"If I am at a metaphorical fork in life, I usually always stop and take a break, in this break I can prioritise going within, while reminding myself that it’s actually okay to not know. This allows the pressure to ease too. Even if I linger for months on a decision, the way on always becomes clearer and the intuition has served its purpose. I’m grateful for the trust I have in my intuition. If I go against my inner knowing, I always come to regret it. Nearly all the big decisions in my life have been made on a gut feeling, an inner knowing, even if it’s not logical. "
DO YOU HAVE RITUALS? WOULD YOU SHARE ONE WITH US?
"Yes, many. I love rituals. I like to bless my food and water. I find it fascinating learning about the discoveries made from Japanese Scientist Doctor Masurao Emoto about how thought, intention and words affect water. It makes sense, since all matter is energy and atoms vibrating very quickly. So with this wider lens perspective I like blessing and saying thank you for/ to the energy and power I’m receiving from it."
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A KID? HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
"Ha, this is so cute! I was quite rambunctious and wild. I loved horse films, The Black Stallion, The Silver Brumby, National Velvet... I ran everywhere. I literally pretended to be a horse 24/7. For years and years. Obsessive. Ha, I don’t do that much anymore, so that has changed."
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A TEENAGER? WHAT MAJOR THINGS DID YOU COME TO REALISE AS YOU GREW UP?
"I was a very reflective teenager… When I was 13, 14 and 15 I had a practice of writing in my diary every day. I did this throughout my teens, but for these three years I never missed a day (that is quite obsessive too, ha!). I found it so cathartic to reflect, to process an experience, to unpick a thought or to just better understand a motive of mine. Sometimes I wrote to remember something specific too or to get my rage and painful feelings out. I always felt better after if I wrote completely honestly. Fortunately I trusted that no one would read my diary. I personally feel girls grow up too fast these days. When I was a teenager, I remember feeling like everything was happening too soon. It’s so important for kids to be kids and to prioritise that for yourself... Innocence is an insane, beautiful thing."
Cover photo: Alice Foulcher