We had the good fortune of connecting with Alizee Falque and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alizee, how do you think about risk?
I believe that any decision we make is a risk, whether it be driving a car to work, climbing a tree, or committing to a career path. All of these risks are calculated, because the benefits outweigh the potential losses. However, the way our parents and society in general define what is worth risking and which standards are worth striving for—that is arbitrary. For instance, we are informed from a young age that financial stability and honorable careers are objectives worthy of risk. The truth is, though, that I have never fit a conventional mold. I have never felt like I should be living by others’ standard; as long as something felt right to me and was respectful of others, I couldn’t see why I shouldn’t do it. The longer I tried to tailor myself to the world I lived in, the more unhappy I became. In truth, the benefits of living the 80ish years I was given the way I want to, foregoing the dos and don’ts imposed by external forces, will always outweigh the costs. I take risks every day, and I love it. Acting allows you to disinhibit your instincts and open your mind to possibilities you have never contemplated before. I know I have a support system in place that I can count on any time I need it. I also believe that I have enough strength and personal resources to navigate life’s unpredictable obstacles.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m an Queer French actor and writer from France. That in itself is a wild ride! I value my career and the responsibilities that go with it. The path to becoming a performer in the US from a different country is a struggle but it is worth it. I’ve had to work and accomplish a lot under short deadlines. Deadlines that not only affect your career, but also your life. The drive, dedication and passion is primarily what helps me stay focused and enjoy the journey under intense pressure. I strive to bring representation to underrepresented and silenced communities. Currently, I create and take part in stories representing the queer community (I identify as queer and genderqueer) and people living with mental health disorders such as Camille in Up and Down.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m in love with the variety of Natural areas. I would definitely take them to some of the National Parks near Los Angeles. One of my favorite activities is Rock Climbing at the Stronghold Climbing Gym. It’s a queer friendly gym with a strong supportive communities and tons of events every week. I love spending time at Brandt Park in Glendale and eat Japanese food in Sawtelle. There are multiple low key theaters that I still haven’t been to but I’d love to check out. And we’d probably visit the Museum of Tolerance and the Observatory.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shoutout to writer producer Lisa Cazes whom I’ve been working with on @up_and_down_film. She supported me through the pandemic on a personal level as well as in my career. We both advocate for queer and mental health representation in media. We found each other and I’m excited to see where her talent and dedication takes her!

Website: https://linktr.ee/Alizee_Falque

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alizeefalque_official/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlizeeFalque

Other: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/up-and-down-short-film/#/

Image Credits
Troy Bendell

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