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

Hi Brittany, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is an inevitable and paramount part of working in the entertainment industry. From taking classes to improve my craft, to seizing every opportunity to audition, to doing low-budget work to build up experience, the amount of time, energy, and labor required to stay in the industry is without any promise of financial stability or success. When I moved to LA, I took the risk of working full time in the industry without having a “stable” job to fall back on. When I heard the many stories from my coworkers and peers about moving to LA with nothing but a dream and a drive to succeed, unhindered by setbacks, I felt reassured that this risk could pay off with the right amount of dedication, work ethic, and professionalism. Having to continuously hustle to network, book projects, and stay on the forefront of casting directors’ minds is both humbling and motivating. Taking risks has allowed me to live my dream every day.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
-How did you get to where you are today professionally?
Lots of hard work, sacrifice, and a fantastic network of industry individuals. Additionally, having a core group of friends and family who believe in and support me makes a world of difference.

-Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?

The entertainment industry is difficult to traverse, especially with the unique challenges that come with being a woman in the arts. If it seems easy, you may still be in your comfort zone. Auditions are a constant gamble, and ensuring I can stay booked consistently is challenging, but necessary. But at the end of the day, my job doesn’t define who I am as a person. I feel that coming to terms with that provides me some comfort, and helps me overcome any pitfalls, setbacks, or doubt.

-What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

Comparison is a thief of joy. Being genuinely happy for others and their success will not only lift them up, but will lift yourself up as well. You are so valuable. No one else has your fingerprints. You have a purpose in life. Enjoy the journey. Be serious, but don’t take things too seriously.

-What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?

I grew up loving theater and performing in plays. I went through a very dark time in my life at the age of 13 when my mother passed away. Filmmaking and acting is such a beautiful way to be raw and open. You can show that it’s okay if you’re hurting, it’s okay to not be okay, and it’s always okay to be happy. Cinema has the power to connect people, create empathy and impact, and bring joy to the masses.

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?
There are so many amazing and fun places to go in LA. Starting at the at Alfred’s coffee, next hit up Runyon for a hike, then freshen up for dinner with the girls at Sunset Tower. Sunset Tower is a must. If there’s time in their visit- maybe even escape to Santa Barbra!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe all the credit to my friends and family. I’m so thankful for their love and support. I’d also like to recognize one of my dearest friends, Grace Balbo. She is an accomplished actress who does a little bit of everything in the industry: stunts, dancing, singing, composing, modeling, audition coaching; you name it, she does it. She’s been such an inspiration to me. Grace has had the biggest impact in not only my career, but my life in general. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.

Website: https://brittanymcvicker.my.canva.site/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsbrittmcvick/?hl=en

Image Credits
Carlos Reyes

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