Rebecca is a professional actress and singer based in Leeds. She believes that the North is definitely the place to be right now. She is constantly working on different projects and find’s that just motivates her to go out and hit her goals and work harder. She’s been training at David Johnson Drama for the last 2 years where she is constantly learning and growing as an actor.
ActorsUK: Tell us about your career. When did it start? How did you discover your talent?
Rebecca: I used to dance when I was younger and always thought I would be a prima ballerina. That soon changed after taking drama in school, I knew I had found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. From there I’ve just kept motivated, learning and working on my craft.
ActorsUK: How is your career unfolding?
Rebecca: Since signing with my agent – Broad International and attending my acting classes I feel like I’m a much stronger actress and I’m seen a lot more for roles and readings. The roles I’m getting are definitely more challenging and the casting directors I’m seeing are giving me good feedback. My career is going from strength to strength because I’m constantly working and keeping motivated.
ActorsUK: What do you enjoy the most about acting?
Rebecca: I love embodying all different types of characters, just being a different person and experiencing their life experiences. It’s such a rush being on stage and set, you really can’t replicate the feeling you get from performing it’s electric!
ActorsUK: What were some of your favorite experiences as an actor?
Rebecca: Shooting my first commercial was pretty special, just seeing what went into the shoot made me really appreciate all the kinds of work out there for actors. All together I spent a good few days down in London for the whole audition process, call backs and shoot days. I love London’s energy so any chance I get to go there is amazing.
ActorsUK: What are some of your personal and/or professional goals for the future?
Rebecca: My professional goals are to get a gritty and challenging role in a drama or film, something I can really get my teeth into. I just want to gain as much experience as possible whether that be in the theatre or on tv or film. I would love to get some experience over in New York and LA, become an international actor and just enjoy what I do.
ActorsUK: What has been your personal key to success?
Rebecca: Keeping motivated and positive. I’m a very creative person who has a massive imagination but I still stay grounded. If I don’t get a job there will be another around the corner and I believe that whole heartedly. I can’t see myself doing anything else, acting is my life. I feel that keeping energy levels high and allowing time for myself really helps keep me on track with my career!
ActorsUK: Who are the actors you most admire?
Rebecca: I love Leonardo Dicaprio, the man can do no wrong. His acting, characters, accents, film choices, everything! He is a total chameleon and it shows in every film he’s in, you’ve literally watch him grow as a human and actor on screen.
I also used to watch Singing In The Rain over and over as a child – Gene Kelly was my idol. His performance in that film makes me smile every time I watch it!
ActorsUK: What are the best ways to get a job?
Rebecca: I would say that you need to be confident in what you can do but not to show off. Always prepare as much as you can before auditions whether that be learning lines, character work or researching the casting director. You are selling you as a brand so be likeable and do the best you can.
ActorsUK: What do you think are the main challenges facing actors today?
Rebecca: Being seen with and without representation – even if you have an agent that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be seen by casting directors. It’s difficult building up relationships when you represent yourself or when you don’t have a chance to get in the door.
ActorsUK: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an actor?
Rebecca: It may sound cliche but… never give up. There will be a right place, a right time and the right role you just have to keep going. Having a positive mind set really helps and keeping motivating people around you is key!there will be a right place, a right time and the right role you just have to keep going Click To Tweet
ActorsUK: How is the job market now in the industry? How do you think it will be in five years?
Rebecca: Right now I feel the industry is slowly expanding and letting more new actors in so in 5 years I feel and hope it will be a lot more open and diverse.
ActorsUK: Do you need an agent? How do you get one?
Rebecca: I feel it is better for you to have and agent, just for peace of mind and to learn the business. Make sure you build up a really good relationship with your agent and life will be sweet.
The best way to get an agent is to either try and get an audition or make sure that your show reel is the best it can be to show case your talent.
ActorsUK: Are there any upcoming projects and/or events that you would like to mention?
Rebecca: I was lucky enough to be involved in 2 feature films last year – 2 Miles Under and Adult Babies. Both of which I loved working on and met some lovely people, both are set to be released on the festival circuit.
ActorsUK: Tell us something that nobody else might not know about you!?
Rebecca: When I was younger I was in a lot of dance shows – some were great and some were so embarrassing…my mum has all the evidence on VHS so lets hope those never get out!
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