Interview with the actress. Britney Meeks

Il nostro redattore Nik Hollywood ha intervistato l’attrice statunitense Britney Meeks. Di seguito l’intervista per voi lettori.

Hi Britney!! 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?

My earliest memory of what I wanted to be when I “grew up” was a Marine Biologist, photogrpher and writer for National Geographic. I wanted that so badly that I was even scuba-dive certified at the age of 14. I worked so hard to try to get a good camera (I wanted one with different lenses to switch out). Life has a way of bringing you to different places but, I am grateful that is has. I have been able to do and fall in love with so many different things and learn and enjoy such an amazing variety of things, I wouldn’t change any of it for the World. One thing that has never changed is how passionately I want to continue to travel. I want to continue to do so, regardless of what I am “doing” in my life, that will never change. I love so much to meet new people and see Life as it is all over the World. I think it is fair to say that it is my favorite thing.

What would you like to do?

There are limtless possibilities of work and hobbies out there, I just want to make sure that whichever ones I am doing, I do it the best I can while being the best person that I can too. I want to be the best version of myself. In everything that I do. That is the most important thing to me.

Who is Britney Meeks?

That’s actually a difficult question. Not because I don’t know but, actually because I do know. I am Me, I am just Britney. Some days that is the actress, some days that’s the person trying to save an animal, some days it’s the person that never gets out of her sweatpants. But, I am always Me.

How did you start and how was your first experience in the industry?

Actually, I started in film by accident. At the time, I had recently left a job doing medical equipment sales because I was miserably unhappy. The job was good but, I felt like I was missing something (if that makes sense). I decided that, since I didn’t really know what to do, I would let the Universe bring it to me. A few months later, a friend posted a note on Facebook about a friend of theirs that was going to be in a film and they they needed more people. Now, that may not seem like a big thing but, I have always been the person that is eager to stay far away from cameras and the idea scared me to death…. Which is exactly why I went to the casting call and ultimately, ended up in the film. I never dreamed I would love it so much that I would spend so much (and yes, it still scares me-but, it is worth it!)

Can you tell us something about your experience?

The first time I was on set, I fell in love with it all immediately. I knew no one, I knew nothing about what was happening around me. Nothing. I had to be on set at 5:30 in the morning and be there all day dressed like it was Spring but it was actually in late October and it was cold!! I loved it…..all of it.

What’s the best and worst aspect of your job?

I’ll start with the worst; it is uncertain and not guaranteed. And, getting started usually means several films that you don’t make any money at all. You have to network and meet people, which is great but, sometimes you meet the wrong people. I am greateful that may that I have met have been exceptional people and are still close friends of mine. The best part; It is hard work, it is exhausting, at times you work day and night for weeks and months and feel like you have nothing to show for it. Ideas fall apart and new ones are born. It is a struggle and it is taxing, especially on your mind, but, if it isn’t perfect, you can call “Cut” and do it again. (Most of the time anyway). Who wouldn’t want to be able to do that? And I love it. All of it.

How do you handle the pressure that this type of job involves?

Determination. Or just plain stubborness, I’m not certain which one. (Haha) Trust me, I have my days of doubt, I’m Human. I have had my moments when I question if I should be doing this, if it’s a waste of time, or just an excuse to not have a “real” job. Even if I’m any good at this at all. But, that’s the thing, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t be affected by it. And that is how I know I am suppose to be doing this. So, I take a breath, relax and remind myself to stay focused and I continue.

What does Britney like the most about herself and what the less?

The most is that I know who I am….as I said before… I know what I am capable of and that no one can dictate or decide that for me….. the least, my inability to turn down icecream/gelato. Haha… actually, that makes me happy so, I’m okay with it.

What are your best satisfactions you had in your life and career?

Wow, that’s a big question. But, I think my answer is the same for both. So many things scare me. Not in the “horror film, jump out and get you” type of scare but, the “What if I fail? What if I am not good? What if I mess up?” and a thousand other “What if’s”)(and some of the horror movie, somebody is going to get you type things (haha). But, that hasn’t stopped me. I have often said that I am afraid of everything except Fear. I refuse to let it keep me from not experiencing my own life and the people and experiences I am so fortunate to have in it.

What are your project for the future?

With Film, basically, more film. I have been talking to some people about Directing, which, I am very excited to do. And keep bettering myself and pushing forward. I am no where near stopping, I’ve only just gotten started. J

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

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