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.[PERSONAL] 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.
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.
[emag] 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.
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ADUNAGOW Magazine: JUL/AUG 2011 Issue
JUL/AUG 2011 issue of ADUNAGOW Magazine. SPECIAL REPORT on Africa impact after the 21st century. Exclusive interview with Actress Amelia Jackson-Gray from HBO Hit TV serie "Entourage." Also on this issue: latest FIFA Rankings for African teams and coverage of the top 5 African vacation cities. Get y…