from Dolly Magazine (2001)
Claim to fame: Marissa in Always Greener, the hip new family show in
What do you have
- it´s not your average clone of every Australian show
that´s on telly at the moment. It´s quirky and a
bit different. It tackles big issues, but it´s also a bit of
a laugh. So there´s a happy balance there.
When did you
realise that this is what you want to do?
Well, I´ve done it all my life. I did my first commercial
when I was 18 months old, and my first film when I was six. May
dad´s a writer and producer. I always had a passion
How did you get
I moved to Melbourne when I was 18 and I got myself an agent. I sent my
stuff out to every agent, my photos, CV etc. A couple if them got back
to me, and one if them said they already had an audition for me. I got
into her books and went from there.
What study was
I never studied. I just did it.
What do your
friends think of your career choice?
The people who weren´t really my friends thought I was crazy
for not going to university. But that would be admitting to myself that
I wasn´t going to do it. So I said stuff it, finished school
and moved to Melbourne. I just went for it.
been the biggest challenge?
Knowing in the back of mind that you may have to drop everything and
leave. I´d been living in Melbourne for 5 years, and had 11
days to move my life up to Sydney. But the biggest challenge is having
faith in yourself when you get knocked back so may times.
been the biggest reward?
Getting Always Greener
pretty good. I´ve been doing lot´s of guest roles
and had continuos work, so I´ve been pretty lucky in that
respect. I get to do what I love. I´m a big believer in
following your passions and your dreams.
What advice do
you have for girls who want to do what you´re doing?
Don´t be scared! You can do it. A lot of people are afraid of
failure. It´s a very hard industry, as it is with music, but
I think that if you have a passion for something, then just do what you
love. If you believe enough in it, you won´t have a problem.