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

Hi Audrey, how do you think about risk?
Acting is a collaboration with the different creative people authentically to depict the real-world in artistic ways. However, when it becomes a limitation, it restricts creativity and enthusiasm. Right now, acting is do or die. For example, going to the auditions in person is not normal anymore. Even if I do, I need to wear a mask constantly before being taped on a camera. Also, staying away from the casting directors at least 6 feet is vital. The virtual meetings or self-tape auditions become the new normal. Furthermore, to be on the set, people need to take the tests previously. I believe that while the production is going, taking the test once in a few days is recommended or mandatory. Social distancing is required too. There’s a huge responsibility to take as an actor now more than any time. It’s not just a job. It’s representing humanity. If acting is portraying a real-life, isn’t it essential to wear a mask in front of the cameras? What is real-life for us at this time? No matter what we are facing, accepting the present and focusing on love are the best things we all can do. I will do my best as an actress to act in this time. Stay strong. Stay blessed.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I want the world to know that having a strong desire or dream can be meant a lack of self-love so before chasing it, check if it’s coming from pure self or ego-self. Whatever you see outside is coming from the inside. You experience what you create. And that’s it. Nothing is better or worse. Everything is just as it is. When you can see everything without any judgment or perception but can be aware of everything and accept it, you can experience the truthful life. Be grateful to every moment no matter what. That’s what I have learned throughout my acting journey all the way from Seoul to Michigan to New York and Los Angeles.

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?
The Grove and Malibu. They both have amazing presences.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shane Black. My family and friends.

Instagram: @audrey__kang : https://instagram.com/audrey__kang?igshid=l6y1ogw1zt27
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOE_hSSzDaz-0el6wyCvgQ

Image Credits
Nimra Khan, Nancy Teramura Hayata, Andrew Hancock, Nilo Sembrano.

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