Many people wonder what goes on in the life of an actress, now that I do online school. It just so happens that this week was a busy one! Not all my weeks are this chaotic (In fact, I spend most days binge watching my favorite shows, while stuffing my face). But here it is: A week in my life.
I would also like to say that I live the life of a more “typical” actress. I’m not a series regular on a show, so I still have to audition. And even though I have a manager and agent, I still submit for smaller projects (shorts, web series, etc.) because if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that you can’t sit around waiting for something to happen. Plus, I love acting, it’s a great experience, and you get to meet other people, who have the same interests!
On Monday, I had rehearsals for a short/play called Nellie, which is actually based a play by Eugene O’ Neill. Afterwards, I went over to my friend’s house for her sister’s goodbye party. Then, I headed home to prepare for the two auditions I got that day.
Tuesday, I had a coffee date with my friend, worked on my sides, scheduled a session with my acting coach, and went to cross fit (my new obsession)! We also dropped off a signed and framed movie poster of Earth to Echo to my agency.
Wednesday morning I had a wardrobe fitting for Nellie. The clothing was authentic from the 1920’s; even the shoes! Then, I had a coaching session followed immediately by an audition. I felt really good about it and I was told later that I was going to have a director’s session the next week! Later that night, two of my friends and I went to a live talk with Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, where he shared stories about his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter.
On Thursday, I shot a PSA for an organization I work closely with called The Thirst Project. They are the leading youth water activism organization, raising awareness of the global water crisis and building wells in developing countries. Afterwards, I had another audition and a few hours later, I was called back to read for the producers of the show! This came as a surprise because I went in expecting them to go much older for the part.
On Friday, my mom and I drove up to Lake Arrowhead to shoot Nellie and I got to drive! It was night shoot, starting from 6pm and ending at 6:00AM. Despite the fact that I was dead tired, I had lots of fun!
We headed back later Saturday, but not before stopping at one of our favorite restaurants, The Boiling Crab. Let’s just say it’s not the ideal place for a first date. They give you bibs, clampers (did I just make up a word?), and bags of seafood drenched in the seasoning of your choice. It gets really messy, but it is delicious! I was supposed to go to a gifting suite but because of being up all night, I did not have the energy to go. When we got home I started to catch up on homework and made plans to meet a friend of mine.
Also, I think it’s important to note that I do school whenever I’m not busy. Being in an online school gives me the flexibility of learning on my weird schedule. My mom also makes me learn several SAT words a day, so I don’t get off that easy! Another activity that usually takes up my time is acting class. I am usually enrolled in one whenever I can be, as I always try to get better.
That’s all I got for this week. See you soon!
XO,
Ella

Written by Catherine Powell

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