Sharing the story of an inspirational young lady – Nicole. She says that babies and animals become calm around her – it’s got to be true because when you speak to Nicole, you can feel her vibrant spirit and her inspirational energy. We wanted to share her aspirations and intend to follow her story as it unfolds. She is a young lady who has overcome many obstacles and moves forward with joy and determination. Nicole tells us what her plans are. We plan to keep the updates coming. We look forward to Nicole’s future stories!
1. Before you decided to pursue your goal in acting, what were you studying?
I was studying education. I love to work with children and was thinking of pursuing teaching as a career choice, but I found that it just didn’t do it for me. Knowing I wouldn’t want to do that with the rest of my life, I went back to my old roots and deep passion for acting and music. I feel as though I would actually love going to school if it centered around the arts. I was not at all moderated to attending classes because I couldn’t see the end results and rewards if I was doing something that I am constantly second guessing.
2.You said you have a bond with children and animals. How did you come to that understanding and will that fit into your new studies and direction?
I have always loved children, babies and animals. When I was a little girl my mom used to buy me all kind of baby dolls and I would act as their mother. When I got a little older, people would tell me that I am a natural mother and kids had a way of clinging to me. Children talk to me and tell me things that just blow my mind because I wouldn’t expect them to open up so much to me. Babies fall asleep on me and stop crying whenever I hold them. With the animals, they will come up to me, want to play and are just relaxed. I always wanted a puppy – haven’t gotten one yet but will soon hopefully.
I want to get into casting and management, working with children between the ages of infant-14 years old. I would like to open a dog breeding center as well.
3. What aspects of theatre interest you most?
I really love that you have to step out of the comfort zone of being yourself to portray the character so that the audience can feel that it’s real, that you are the person on that script. Nicole does not exist when you are in the moment of acting. Its the passion and being able to say “wow I felt that, I feel like I’m there.”
4.You mentioned that you recently started singing, how does that factor into your plans?
Recently music has become part of my career goals. I am becoming more comfortable with singing and song writing
I feel inspired; I start to want to write a song at the most random times! LOL! It is definantly something I want to get more into. I just need to stop being shy. : )
5. Have you written any plays or productions?
No, but I have written short stories. Maybe in the future I will.
6. What are your favorite type of roles to play? What kind of roles will you pursue?
I like romantic comedies, comedies and horror movies. I would like to play those types of roles. Drama roles will be more of a challenge for me, but with a lot of practice to being serious I’m sure I can face it.
7. Nicole tell us where you will be or plan to be in five years?
In five years I expect to have my career off the ground and to be doing well, making a pretty good income. If my plans don’t change I will most likely still be living in Los Angeles. I see myself having had released at least one album and have written some hit songs for numbers for other artists.
8. Do you presently foresee any obstacles, and if so, do you have a plan to overcome them?
I foresee a great deal of obstacles and it will get hard. There will be blood, sweat and tears trying to get where I have to go, but there is no turning back now. I have to stay focused, committed, motivated, and consistent. I am kind of a softy and need to get tougher skin for this business, so i plan to just keep taking it one step at a time and one day at a time.