How did you get discovered?
My very first job was a children’s tv show called H20 Just Add Water. I played a mermaid which was a pretty awesome gig! I had zero acting experience but I was a swimmer and I think that sealed the deal for me. I was so lucky to be given the opportunity to learn on the job. It was great training and I thank my lucky stars every day that they gave me a shot!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt throughout your career?
Don’t quit. When I moved to America it was really tough to find my feet. I had to start over and audition time and time again with no payoff. There were times when I felt like giving up and moving home, but someone told me that it would all work out as long as I kept showing up and working hard, as long as I didn’t throw in the towel. I’m glad I listened!
If you weren’t acting, what would you be doing?
A lot of my family members work in medicine and I have always found it so interesting. I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, though, so I’m sure I would end up diagnosing myself with all kinds of obscure illnesses! Maybe science? I do love the filmmaking process so if I weren’t to completely change careers, I would love to direct.