British born beauty Amelia Jackson-Gray has recently enjoyed a number of successful roles in hit TV shows such as Outsourced, Law and Order and The Mentalist thanks to a her breakout role as Vincent Chase’s love interest in HBO’s award winning show Entourage.
Having already built up her credits for her work in a long list of independent films including cult classic ‘Snakes on a train’ in which her performance was praised as “the best thing about the movie”, ‘CRUSH(ED)’ and soon to be released ‘Heartland’ the sassy young actress now takes on a lead role in Hollywood’s first independent 3D movie, Deep Gold, as beautiful villainess and reports, Claire Simmons.
Thank you Amelia for taking the time to respond to our interview questions.
AM: HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN ACTING? WAS THIS WHAT YOU DREAMT FOR WHEN GROWING UP?
Amelia: Acting is all I have ever wanted to pursue as a career. I fell in love with the craft at a very early age. My grandmother was an actress and so it has always been in my blood. At school I would get involved in every school play I could. It has always been my dream growing up and as an adult.
AM: WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN THE FASHION WORLD?
Amelia: I love to look to other actresses I admire when it comes to fashion. I have always admired Kate Bosworth’s and Sienna Miller’s style.
AM: WHAT’S A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU?WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING, WHAT ARE YOUR
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO?
Amelia: I love connecting with nature so hiking, camping, backpacking, scuba diving and exploring the outdoors are my favorite hobbies. I think you can really find yourself in nature and that is essential for any artist.
AM: WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
Amelia: I love the challenge as an actress to find the truth in each moment you are involved in a scene, to truly experience something real and honest when playing a character. I love the magical child part of myself that I experienced growing up. I feel that I get to have that experience every time I act as a grown up.
AM: WHAT DO YOU LIKE LEAST?
Amelia: I think occasional people can caught up with themselves in show biz and make demands that have nothing to do with the art being made. I dislike that when I see it. A big part of my training was learning to surrender my own ego and to have humility so you are a team player who people can work with.
Get the printed version of this interview on our issue below: