Rachael's Open Road

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Pomona, CA

RACHAEL TAYLOR

Actress

“I still think it could all fall apart. I think it's good to have that-if I felt entitled to be doing what I'm doing, it wouldn't work out.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Film

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Education Exploration Inspiration Passion Risk Experience Individualism Values Choices Instincts Opportunity Societal Pressures Struggle Character Fear Self-Reflection Dedication Fulfillment

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

auditions, Australia, creative, drama, drama school, drama teacher, entitled, film, high school, imagination, job, law, leaving home, risk, small town, storytelling, theater, unathletic, work, worry

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Because she grew up as an only child, she was always very imaginative.
  • When she was in high school, she felt like she didn't fit in because everyone was so focused on sports and she was unathletic.
  • Her English teacher pointed out that there was another area that she could excel in: theater and drama.
  • She'd known she had a talent for storytelling and acting, but now, for the first time, she realized she could make a career of it.
  • Decided to move from Tasmania to Sydney, Australia so she could try to enter the entertainment industry.
  • For a long time, she struggled-she couldn't find an agent, couldn't get any work as an extra, and was making coffee to get by.
  • Briefly went to law school because she'd started to believe that acting wasn't going to work out.
  • After six weeks, she dropped out and went "all in" on pursuing acting; before long, she had her first movie role.

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