Interview with actress. Sebrina Scott

Il nostro redattore Vito “Nik Hollywood” ha intervistato l’attrice statunitense Sebrina Scott. Di seguito l’intervista per voi lettori.

Hi Sebrina!! It’s a great pleasure to have you as our guest on Vocespettacolo.com. Lets’ start from the first question.. Let’s have a jump into the past. What was your dream since when you were a kid? What would you like to do?

Thank you. It is truly a pleasure.
To answer your question, when I was five, I had the children’s book, Cinderella, written in script format, I’d beg my sister to read it with me, each of us claiming different roles as our own. My favorite was playing Anastasia, one of the wicked stepsisters…her dialogue and voice was by far the most fun. That is my very first experience experimenting with character. And then I was chosen to narrate my kindergarten Christmas play and that was it. I was hooked on the escape that the barrier between performer and audience provides. Moving an audience to feel something new…that is all I’ve ever dreamed of doing for as long as I can remember.
That is also what I’d like to always be able to do, in one form or another. I enjoy writing, and I have thoughts of trying my hand at it professionally, as well as producing, but each is part of the same process – telling a story that moves people to feel something new. Right now, however, it is acting and the adventure every new character brings that both consumes and fuels me.

Who is Sebrina Scott?
So difficult to define yourself, but I’ll give it a try. Well, I am a doer, never a watcher, and I have little regard for the resigned. I am an avid reader of all things, a constant work in progress, and I feel that, in my country, there is no excuse for ignorance. I am shamelessly messy at home but never at work. I am also a huge nerd who collects coins and who reveres both fantasy and history equally. Overall, though, I am the eternal optimist and a dreamer who absolutely believes the world is full of magic.

How did you start and how was your first experience in the industry?
I was a theatre major in college. My favorite acting professor often told me that I should consider film, and so, a few years later, I auditioned for my first film and landed the lead role. My initial experience was with first time filmmakers who were themselves just learning. I was lucky in that, though new to the industry, they were determined to be absolute professionals, and that made the experience a wonderful one.

Can you tell us something about your experience?
Sure. I started on stage, and I moved into film in 2009. I began, as many actors do, in very low budget films in order to gain experience and build a resume and reel, and then I began working my way up the independent film ladder. My first internationally distributed film role was the lead in the sci-fi/action comedy film, Overtime, which was released in 2011. Since then, I’ve been honored to have worked with a variety of award winning independent film directors in a range of genres. Some of my past projects include director Leigh Scott’s satirical horror/thriller, Piranha Sharks, which debuted at Cannes last year and is set for international release later this year, the short mystery/thriller, Remaindered, which was written and directed by television writer/producer Lee Goldberg (Monk, Baywatch, The Glades), the depression-era dramatic feature, The Old Winter, which begins screening in select theaters later this month, and the episodic medieval fantasy film, The Rangers, from The Forge Studios, which had it’s initial screening just last month.
What’s the best and worst aspect of your job?
The best aspect of my job is that I get to do it. There’s not a part of it I don’t love.
The worst aspect of my job is when I’m not doing it. The time in between projects and the search for the next great role you can throw yourself into is, by far, the toughest part.

How do you handle the pressure that this type of job involves?
I don’t feel pressure when I’m working on a film. Throughout each process of the work I do, I feel nothing but joy and excitement and possibility.
The pressure comes from the down time between projects. That is the time that can make or break an actor. To be successful and to get continuous, quality work, you need to be constantly pushing. You can’t let up or you lose momentum and crumble. This is the part few talk about. It’s one of the dark parts of the business that can eat away at the actor’s confidence and resolve, no matter how talented they may be. Those that don’t press on can, and often do, give up. I don’t consider that an option.

In 2009, you starred in your first feature film, and you won your first Best Actress award that same year at the World Independent Film Expo for your work in The Audit.
You earned your second Best Actress award for your role in the independent comedy, Overtime, at the 2011 Fright Night Film Festival and in 2012, you was honored with the Best Actress recognition at the International Mystery Writers Convention for your role in television writer/producer Lee Goldberg’s short film, Remaindered. Tell us your emotions
I could say, as many do, that I don’t care about the awards and that it’s the work alone that means something to me, but I’d be lying. I won my first Best Actress award for my first film, and it served as an affirmation. Awards aren’t needed to know you’re good at what you do, but they are very nice to receive. In this industry, awards are often political or a popularity contest, but I didn’t know anybody yet, and that allowed me the certainty that I had earned it based on my work alone. That meant so much to me. With each award won, that feeling returns. It’s the same feeling I get when a particular performance is mentioned in an article or review, or when someone reaches out with unsolicited praise for my work. It touches my heart and brings tears at times, because it tells me I’m doing well.

What does Sebrina like the most about herself and what the less?
I like my determination and my passion. When I set a goal, there’s not a doubt in my mind that I will find a way to achieve it, and when I feel something, I go all in. You can’t do passion half way.
I dislike my hands. They are, I think, my worst feature.

What are your best satisfactions you had in your life and career?
In life, my best satisfaction is my family, who are, both together and individually, always and without fail, my biggest source of joy and comfort. In career, I am so grateful for every chance I have to do what I love. With each opportunity, I give everything I have. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into each character I play. The nature of this business is that each role I take could be my last one, and when trusted with a character, I give my all. I take great pride in that.

Is life always better than a nice movie?
Always.

What are your project for the future ?
I’m playing the lead in a short thriller shooting in Alabama later this month, so right now I’m busy preparing for that. In November, I head to California to play the female leader of a nomadic biker gang in a post-apocalyptic feature film, and early next year I’ll be playing my first lead villain role in an action feature shooting in the Rocky Mountains. There are a few other projects lined up, but most can’t be announced just yet.

Thanks a lot Sebrina, you’ve been very kind. Voce Spettacolo wishes you all the best in your career and life.

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